Finally Here

Haven’t had much time to write, as I’ve been very tired in the evenings this week – I think I’ve been spoiled by being off work for so long. But yesterday at lunch, I sat on a high hill in a rolling green park, underneath a huge, old tree, listening to the church bells. And then I went back to work. Yes!!! I am working now, as web designer for…

Long Day

Time to relax – I’ve been working all day on design ideas for one of the sites that we’re doing. That’s the trouble with freelancing (aside from never being sure if you can pay the rent) – you don’t shut your computer off at five. ;) All in all it was a good day, though, very productive. Post a few pics of the house here. No, I didn’t clean up…

Grey Tuesday Morning

Another early morning, very grey and cold. We have an appointment this afternoon with a business interested in having a site done for them, so I am trying to get some work done this morning. Still sending out resumes, checking the papers and job sites every morning. Last weekend we went to a Traction Engine Rally, as our neighbor had given us tickets to it. (No, I hadn’t the slightest…

Not Dead Yet

…I just feel like it at times. Phil and I are still not working, and we’ve pretty much reached the end of our savings. Every day we send out several resumes for jobs that we are usually overqualified for, and usually we don’t get any kind of response back. I don’t know why. It’s been very difficult to keep a positive attitude, which is why I haven’t kept up this…

Update

Due to the lack of internet access, it’s been a long time since I was able to update this. Unfortunately, this will be a condensed version of my first weeks here. I am writing this from my re-assembled computer, in the second bedroom of the townhouse that we have rented. I am very happy – or would be, completely, if at least one of us was currently working! The house…

We’re Back!

We’re back, and we’re staying here! More later, as I’m still not on my own connection, but I didn’t like Exeter, and we decided to stay in Cheshire. :) Looking for work, trying to get approved (!!!) to rent a house, etc. I’ll write agin soon.

We’re Here!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I am still alive. ;) I am doing this on Phil’s parents’ computer, and I am aware of the call charges accruing, so it will be short. The trip was VERY long (I’ll write about that later), but it has been wonderful to meet his family and see the countryside. I’ve been giving Phil a hard time, since he described it…

The Road to LA

Quick note from my parents’ house – we are FINALLY on our way! I have a horrendous headache, but the apartment is clean, and the car is filled with our totally enormous, extremely heavy suitcases. Tomorrow morning, early, we’ll leave for Los Angeles. Tuesday we’ll take care of my spousal visa, and Wednesday we’ll sightsee in Hollywood and go to the beach. We’re finally on our way!!!

Last Entry…We’re Off!

I’m just clearing up a few things here at work. I have my last paycheck, and my desk is clean. How sad. :( I’ve really done nothing of any use here this morning…did a lot of talking about the trip, mainly, with Shaun, Josh and Lisa. Josh is my oldest friend here, from wayway back. We came here from LA together, ages ago. I’ve know him since he was a…

Almost There…

This will probably be the last entry before we leave. I will try to find internet cafes along the way, but access for the first month is bound to be sporadic. Last night we packed our suitcases, and were appalled at how much we’re either going to have to ship, or leave behind. The clothes I can replace, but there are a lot of things that I am going to…