Early this Friday morning I left a message on the computer school’s voicemail saying I wouldn’t be in today. I didn’t say why but it was the old gout flaring up again. This is happening too often. I have to think long and hard about a new diet. I have to get these gout attacks under control before I get a real job. So today I have plenty of time on my hands as I limp around the apartment.
It’s a cloudy, chilly day in Pittsburgh. Across the way three workmen work on the roof of a house. They’ve been working on it for several days. The house is three stories high. The men work and walk around the steeply slanted roof without fear.
I finally contacted Sallie Mae and brought my account up to date by e-check over the phone. So, in the past three weeks I brought my Sallie Mae account up to date, got a forbearance until March of 2009 on my other student loans and applied for early social security. Now all I have to do is get a job. I don’t have anymore job interviews scheduled but I do have a good lead on a tutoring job funded by the city that I want to pursue.
Maybe I should just start putting in applications at the local fast food restaurants.
The broadcaster on the radio is talking about the talks between Port Authority and the union. What a mess if there’s a bus strike.