Sunday, March 23, 2008

Made some plans...

I got tired of just thinking about it.
I want to see this place in person, damnit.

Thursday, this week, I am flying to Nashville
and renting a car to drive to Cookeville.
I emailed the company and asked if I might be
allowed to tour the facility on Friday. Of course,
I'm hoping they will say, "Why sure! And, as long as
you're here, stay around for an interview, too."

Got nuthin' to lose and a new life to gain.

If nothing else, I haven't had a vacation in a long time
and have never taken one by myself. I don't plan on doing
the usual tourist-y things this time. I want to look at the
area from the perspective of what it would be like to live there.

Fingers crossed, my friends... fingers crossed.

25 comments:

Freddie said...

As always...

And smart move - being proactive, that is.

Jean said...

thanks, Freddie... and I hope so.

That 1 Guy said...

Fingers are crossed, Jean.

Erica said...

Girl, you have adventure in your soul…I like that. I am pulling for you and have uber-high hopes…I think you’ll do just great. You’re one in a mil, Jeanie…ain’t no one like you.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Atta girl!! Go after the brass ring!

I'll send every helpful vibe your way, hon.

:o)

Lin M. said...

Fair skies and tailwinds lass.

It will be an adventure you won't regret.

jck said...

Lots of good thoughts coming your way. Enjoy your adventure - travel alone gives a unique perspective... And they will be lucky to have you!

Jean said...

Thanks, Joe... at least it isn't 'cross country!

Erica, this is actually so UNlike me. But, I like it!

Joan, you have been some inspiration, I tell ya.

Thank you, Lin. My stomach is in knots :-)

jck - thanks, dear.

boneman said...

I dunno about crossing your fingers, though.
Need to keep them clenched in fists...
KNOCK 'EM OUT! GAL!

kdzu said...

Crossing fingers on both hands and my legs too. I'd cross my toes...but they wander where they will.
LOL. Saying a few prayers too! Never can tell.......they might help.

Jean said...

Two of my favorite guys... thank you both!

boneman said...

....oh, and don't ferget now....
If they don't have any of them fancy pants caddylac car machines, y'all jest gimme a call'n I'll bring the truck!

Nevermind 'bout that window behind me.....the wood'll keep the rain out.

(course, it would probably be better if ithad windshield wipers, eh?)

Carteach0 said...

Jean, I have been thinking positive thoughts about this since you talked about it. I'll keep doing so.
We are rooting for you!
Good things coming..... betcha!

k said...

This is just delicious, Jean! Wonderful.

When I used to move a lot, or got an asset in an area very new to me, sometimes I'd call the town and order up some of the local newspapers. That way I'd have local info, but minus most of the touristy stuff you get from sources like the Chamber of Commerce.

Now, of course, we have...the net!

Have you been reading their newspapers?

dianne said...

Fair winds to thee dear Jeanie...hope it all goes well for you...you are a brave girl taking hold of your future like that-you deserve the very best.

That Dude said...

Have yourself a safe and fun trip, no matter how it turns out.

curmudgeon said...

Can't say that I blame you. The suspense must be .... Ugh.

Jean said...

Berry - no windshield wipers??

Art - I appreciate that so much!

k - I wish I had thought of that sooner, but I plan on grabbing some when I'm there.

Dianne - thanks, dear.

thanks, Jack. I am determined to have a good time!

yeah, Dave. It was starting to make me crazy(ier).

AspergantuS said...

Remember what I told you....

Jean said...

yes, dear... do over. :-)

Jim - PRS said...

I got a bunch of stuff crossed for you. I think I have to uncross my eyes, though. It's giving me a headache.

Best of luck to you, Jean.

boneman said...

well....I don't drive it when it rains, y'know.


duh.

I mean, what'cha thinkin' there, girl?

But, it don't rain in Tennessee, does it?

Anonymous said...

Jean,

Godspeed, old friend......and when I want to know about a new neighborhood.... what the locals are like.....stroll around the grocery store

beansgal

Jean said...

Jim - ow...no headache! (thanks for crossing a bunch)

Berry - I hope it does some. They have trees and flowers and stuff that need rain too, right?

Beansgal - leave it to you, my dear friend, to know the best place to observe the townfolk :-)

tammi said...

Well, as usual I'm late to the party but GOOD LUCK.

And so you know...that is EXACTLY how I got the job in Tampa and ended up spending 10 fantastic years down there.....

You're right. You got nothin' to lose!