There are not many multi-unit level positions open in this area, so I might have to go back to being a store manager for a while, which I don't really want to do. On one hand, it would be easy breezy, but on the other hand, it would be boring and I wouldn't necessarily get the days off I need to march drum corps. And I won't get anywhere near my last salary. But again on the up side, I probably wouldn't be working 7 days a week, 14 hours a day, so that is a big plus.
We'll see. I still have plenty of time to find the right position before I start to get nervous about money.
In other news, I took my Element in to the dealership yesterday for its 110,000 mile service, and they found that the power steering pump was leaking, so altogether that will be an $800 bill with the other $400 going to all the regular 110,000 mile service items. Now that the car is paid off and is over 5 years old, I don't mind spending some money each year to keep it running in tip top shape for another 5 years. They kept the car overnight to get the needed part and install it today, so they gave me a loaner car, which is a Civic hybrid. Aside from not liking a small car, I really hate how the engine shuts off every time you stop, and it's a jerky start when you press on the gas again. I understand this is the way it saves power, but it's freaking annoying, especially in stop and go traffic. The 50 mpg is a good selling point, so if they ever incorporate the technology into an Element, I will take a test drive and see what I think.
I'm busy cleaning house and need to stack up boxes in the 3rd bedroom because I have 2 house guests this weekend; both are mellophone players, and one is driving up from Austin. The 2nd bedroom has all the nice furniture, but the 3rd bedroom is my music room/dumping ground, so I am going to get a $149 sofa bed from IKEA on the way home from the dealer. I've been wanting to get one for that room, and now is as good a time as any.
I still have floors to vacuum and mop and boxes to stack before I go get my car, so have a great day!