|*Day Break over the Arizona Desert*|
"Sun just breaking over the mountains back to the east..."
Ready for a long day... Had to haul Heidi into Phoenix, the first leg of her trip to Tucson for our annual "store buying trip"... to keep her Bead Store, The Bead Cache, back in Fort Collins hummin' along... and...
... something I'm not real comfortable with... a job interview...
Both went well... she picked up Bud's lil' Toyota Truck that he loaned her to take her to Tucson... and I did my interview... which also, pretty much came from Bud...
We were sitting in their rig at Vito's in Quartzsite, just tossin' words around and the race at PIR got mentioned... PIR being, Phoenix International Raceway... Bud's been working a couple races a year there, for a few years...
Heidi commented that, THAT, was the perfect layout for us... work somewhere a week or two... and then move on... no "season long" commitments... Well... Bud ups with; "They're short a few people this year... would you be interested?"... and then jumps on the phone... and a few minutes later, I had an appointment... for yesterday... for an interview...
Which turned out to be a formality... and unless my drivers license check comes back with some hidden felonies that I didn't know about... I'll be an over ee-lek-troniculized, cowboy philosophizin', biker NASCAR hired man! come the middle of February... for Race Week, at PIR in Phoenix.
|*The Morning View, from my "Office" window*|
So here I sit... gazing out at the morning view from the "office"... trying to get my writing hat in place... with a new job on the horizon... and the kind of job that fits me these days... work a few days and then just move on... :o)
Was asked the other day in a comment; "How do you find jobs like that?"... well, I'm no expert at it... and talkin' straight... I need to improve my skills in that regard... but here's my thinkin'.
First... ya have to overcome the inertia that can set in... to do nothing... mostly that comes from fear I guess...Fear is not a bad thing... it wakes you up... but you do have to put a collar and a leash on the lil' beast... so you control IT... and not t'other way 'round.
Second... you've got to keep your ears tuned in... a comment in a casual conversation ended up landing me this lil' job... so pay attention... and be aware that an opportunity can pop up when you're in no way expecting it to... so just Listen for 'em!
Third... Keep an open mind... Now, anyone who's read here for any length of time knows... that I'm not a fella that hunts up crowds and commotion... speed on a Motorcycle?... thunderstorms in Far Country? You Bet! ... but... Crowds of Rednecks on Nascar Race Week? :o) ... THAT, is stepping out of the box for me.
Fourth... Have your brain trained to jump on 'workamping' opportunities when they present... just noticing them don't do diddly... if you don't DO something with the opportunity.
With a lil' luck and some time, there's a nice chance I can parlay this first event into a short string of 'em to help carry us through the winters... 'course, as always... if my scribbling efforts suddenly sprout wings and take off... ah... but that's another opportunity I still have to chase...
One foot in front of the other...
Return to the main site of goin' RV Boondocking or Visit my Sister website Motorcycle Touring on Freedom Road
Cool, I hope you get "HotPass" access and get to walk around the pits and such. A good "Hot Pass" will get you anywhere but in the race car on race day.
Take some pics of the fancy driver's rigs too.
We were at Hi Jolly for Q. Parked right by the highway. Big Class 8 Truck Chassis rig.
Looked for you at Plamosa on Saturday evening but I think you had left by then.
Those morning pictures reminds me of a statement I read somwhere says-
"This is the Day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it"
another was "Rejoice always"
PJC; yup... we moved Saturday morning to our "current digs" ... a mite to the ... hmmm... I'm sworn to secrecy 'cause it's such a purty place! :o) are you still at Hi Jolly?
Absolutely love the morning dawn picture, so pretty. Hope your brain goes into full time writing mode and the words flow like the water over a beautiful waterfall. Have a great day.
Nope, back in V-Town.. On a side note, the transmission on my 04 Dodge Cummins let go. Got a Goerend unit coming from Iowa if the trucks run. This one is good for a GCVWR of 25,000.
We'll cover the install in the Blog and hopefully be able to recommend this builder like many others.
If it makes yea feel any better, we here in upstate NY, just got ourselves two feet of that white fluffy cold stuff, and am thankful that groundhog did not see his shadow, cause if in a did, there would be a magnum looking fir his..
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