Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A few thoughts

1. The Ohio River here at Huntington was a nice color this evening -- sort of a greenish gray, or a grayish green. It contrasted nicely with all the snow on the banks and on the hills. I'm more of a spring and summer guy than a winter guy, but for a few minutes at a time I can enjoy the sight of snow everywhere. But it's getting to be too much.

2. This past weekend, I had to go to Gallipolis OH for some family matters. While there, I went up to Mound Hill Cemetery and enjoyed the view of the Ohio Valley. You have an unobstructed view for miles and miles up there. It was the first time I'd been up there when snow covered everything. It looked great, and I got some nice pictures. I even saw a towboat with snow-covered barges going upriver. It's one of my favorite spots along the river.

3. I've done some number crunching, and I might post the results tomorrow.

4. Did I say I'm ready for winter to end? I've changed my radiator water in a 60-below wind chill because the stuff froze on me on my drive to work. I survived the coldest night of the century (minus 18 or something like that) in a house with little heat, and I walked most of a mile to get stuff for the family after the Blizzard of '93 blew through. Those events were in and out, over and done quickly. This winter has dragged on and on like none I can remember since the late 1970s. I'm weary of fighting the cold and the snow.

5. My job prospects might be improving, or they might be about to go into the tank. I have a lead on a job in the media, and another possibility in a different field could be opening. A third possibility is that I'll be doing temp work soon -- I can  type pretty fast, I think. This recession is brutal for us job-hunters.


Barry said...

Good Luck on the job Jim

tanstaafl said...

There is hope, Jim. My former son-in-law was severed in October by the AP up in the northeast. I just found out he is relocating to a new job with the NY Times wire office in Florida. Starts in a couple of weeks. So there are some coming available.

ohio981 said...

That's a coincidence. One of my former colleagues at the HD is relocating from Connecticut to Florida as we speak. He's getting his Cape Cod house ready for sale.

The down side is that only one of my four family members (the one who insists she's moving out ASAP after she turns 18) would like Florida. The South is too hot and humid for the others. But I'm not moving to Minnesota unless I absolutely have to. We might compromise on Colorado, though.