RT Cunningham

Alaska Employment Final Update – She’s Probably Never Going There

Josie, my wife, really wanted to work in Alaska. She had me do everything for her except the interviews.

She was offered employment but she had to withdraw her application. You see, both Josie and I forgot one important detail. She has a single health issue that put the brakes on everything..

Alaska Employment isn’t the Issue

I don’t want to mention Josie’s health issue publicly. It’s enough to mention it was caused by heavy lifting at her last job. No, I’m not talking about hemorrhoids. She dealt with hemorrhoids as a result of childbirth more than 30 years ago.

This is why Josie accepted the offer (and accepted on my behalf) from our older son, Joe. He offered to buy our tickets to Florida. She wanted to get away from here for a while and an extended visit to Florida and then Hawaii (where our older son is living) will do the trick just as well as a trip to Alaska. Probably better.

Alaska or Some Place Cold is where I’d Like to Be

This month, May of 2018, has to be the hottest humid month I’ve endured in years. Temperatures exceeding 90 degrees Fahrenheit with humidity percentages trying to reach 100, and without any rain to accompany it, make me more miserable than I should be during this time of the year.

I’m not the only one complaining. Every single one of my relatives, all Filipinos of course, are complaining about it every day. That includes Josie. My response to their complaints, along with my agreement, is that it’s worse for me since I haven’t lived her all my life.

I wanted to go to Alaska. I really did. When I realized I couldn’t go, I was really bummed out. When Josie realized she couldn’t go, she complained in my ear when both of us should have been sleeping. I was happy she accepted Joe’s offer, whether I agreed with it or not. I need my sleep.

Florida isn’t cold. Neither is Hawaii. I doubt either places ever get as hot and humid as this place, the Philippines. Anyway… I think I’ll have to wait for our children and their families to get stationed (one of each is in the military) someplace where it actually gets cold.

May 17, 2018
Education and Employment

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