How many times have I written this in the past nine years? In 2010 it was the Burg, then the Insurance company in Tamsweg and then ibis, plus many other disasters! It sort of became clear to me that the English teaching wasn’t going to work out long term, I can’t claim dole for all but 10 weeks of the year, my conscience can’t live with it. So when there was a cleaning job advertised at the Jagglerhof (pub/restaurant/events and wedding venue) in the village, I applied with no real interest, and was relieved when I didn’t hear but to my surprise, I got a call back and the job starts tomorrow. Only 15 -20 hours a week and some weekends, it may work if it gives me an income and enough time to be at home, walk the dog and help Dave. He’s also going to be doing some weekends at the Burg, so we may not see each other much. I’m resigned to it, although deep inside I’m screaming, please no more cleaning. This winter with the holiday lets has meant we haven’t had a Saturday off since Christmas.
Or maybe its another one of my mistakes and I should run the holiday lets with Dave having this extra work-its the uncertainty I don’t like as we’ll be on weekly plans. I’ve just had an idea for another book after having written Tom about twenty years ago!
I hope to meet nice people, no Erna, no insane boss and something that is varied -well at least there’s no beds to make. I will get extra cash from the Job centre as I’ve been so long un-employed and I’m a wrinkly………I hope Swingle will be ok being left more regularly, but she is calming down and she’s used to being left in the mornings when we do Meals on wheels etc. This we hope to keep on doing between us.
I also had an idea while chatting to Linda in the local library, that the old peeps in the village never get a look in. So having talked with Annie the librarian and the mayor, we can use the council mini bus and take books around the village. This will go out to the village in the summer, and we have lots to organise. Annie wishes to retire, so I’ll also have to run the main library, but I’ve been umming and ahhing about this for a couple of years, maybe I need this push! It would be great if I could use this as an excuse to go on a fact finding trip to the UK! If it only paid more, I wouldn’t need the Jagglerhof. But we’ll see. Quietly hopeful.