It’s been a while since I blogged, the result of a long long run of tough days and night in a job that is hardly blog worthy. But to be honest, you faithful Bear Feeders can feel calmed by the fact that really nothing has changed much in the last few weeks. Where the story left off — I was on a long term assignment in California to support a plant short of people; driving no less with Auggie the Doggie crop dusting the back seat across country. As I write you today, that assignment is still ongoing and still loooooong term.
As of tomorrow, it isn’t.
While the plant in Los Angeles I am at is still in a hiring process for the open positions, we cleared some hurdles that would have drained the resources and the need for me to stay physically at the plant is now getting outweighed by other priorities. Another way of looking at it is – there is a bigger fire somewhere else.
So if you are expecting me to say that:
Tomorrow, I am heading back to Boston by hopping in a car with the pup and hitting the road..
I would say you are close …
Tomorrow, I am heading back to Boston by hopping in a … plane … so I can spend a week in not-Boston (aka New Hampshire) then hop on a plane and come back to Los Angeles. And the pup is staying here.
So the thing is, a fire sometimes can’t wait for the little things like … until I actually get back into town. That’s why I need to fly out and fly back.
If you are expecting me to say that:
When I get back, I am heading back to Boston by hopping in a car and hitting the road.
Again … close.
When I get back, I am heading back by hopping in a car and hitting the road — just not directly to Boston. I have to spend a few days in Wichita. So Kansas first, then Boston.
… Kinda …
I made every effort to get to LA as quick as possible … but part of the deal making I did when I came out here was that I didn’t want that same effort going back. I need to finalize my plans but currently, I am planing to take four days over the July 4th weekend to make it to Wichita; then over another four days make it to Boston. Rather than taking the most direct route … and most boring route … like I did coming out here, I intend to take my time, take the road less traveled, and see the things in this country that I like to see.
But that is still a couple weeks away, and a few more blog posts for me to put off and forget to post.