First year of college completed

I have finished the first year of college with a 3.73 GPA.

Worst classes so far have been English and Math, which I received B’s in.


Now I need to find some work for the summer so I do not run out of money.


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Change of career

After almost 30 years of cooking, I have decided that enough is enough and I need to rethink what i want to do with my life.

I have decided that going back to school is the best way to accomplish that and have started taking classes.

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New Vehicle

Now that I am working full time, it was time to update the vehicle that I am driving up and down the hill with.

The Intrepid was starting to have all sorts of minor problems that could develop into big problems at a drop of the hat.

I now am driving a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe, it handles the roads here in GV much better than the car.

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I am currently working at the Aquarius Casino as a Steady Extra cook. So far I am averaging about 28 hours a week, but that should go up a little bit once the buffet opens back up on Christmas.

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Health Insurance

For the last 6 months I have had health insurance, but I have decided that I no longer want this expensive thing.


When I last had health insurance it was costing me about $50 a paycheck, now that the “unaffordable Health Care Act” has been passed the insurance companies have jacked the rates right out of affordability.


The rate that they were going to charge me for the lowest level was $122.40 a paycheck or about $245 a month. A rate increase of $36.88 or 43.12%.


I am not going to work for free for 13.6 hours a pay period just to have something that I barely use.


Looking at my recent check stub, 8.71% of my income is going to health insurance and that is not even compared against net pay, that would be 10.72%.


Technically I will be uninsured for 6 months out of the year, but the first 3 do not count.


I am keeping my vision and dental insurance though.

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Back to work

No Estrella for me this year, I am working once again and most likely will work lots of weekends.

I will have a 90 day evaluation period before I will become a regular full time employee.

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Getting cold

Looks like it will be down into the 20’s next weekend, I will need to finish up my winter prep by then.

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Estrella War

While I would love to be able to go this year, it is not going to happen since I just started the new job less than a year ago.

I do plan on attending our Shire’s local event Gaelic Games and also want to attend Highland wars.

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Northern Yule

It is almost time for Yule again, but this time I do not have to drive all that far to get to it.

I even get paid for the day.

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One month into the new job

So far it is going good, it is nice not having to do all the work and just mostly supervise the inmates as the cook and serve the food.

I do need to become more assertive though.

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