02 March 2011

Why Would You Want to Go Anywhere Else?

It looks like the snow last week is going to be the highlight, weather-wise, of the next couple of weeks. This is looking gloomy, even for Seattle, even for this time of year. Gloom, gloom, gloom.

It was Scarecrow's birthday yesterday. His first day of unemployment, which took some of the fun out of it, but still, having a birthday is better than not having one. And it's not like birthdays seem to have much of any effect on him. Although, as a 'nom de blog', Scarecrow is a pretty good fit on many levels, I could just as well have gone with Peter Pan:
I'll never grow up,
never grow up,
never grow uu – UP,
not me!
And the Yakima Fruit Market is open for the season. It always opens around Scarecrow's birthday. And since it's between our house and the vet clinic and the library, we go by there often. (The vet clinic and the library are close together, which is convenient.)

Scarecrow is going to talk to somebody about a job tomorrow afternoon, which means a couple of things:

  1. He had to get a haircut. Well, he may not have had to, really. I think this is going to be pretty informal, but still, it's the done thing. I can't remember when he last cut his hair. Probably when he was refereeing wrestling, when Tuffy was in junior high (she's now a junior at UW). Anyway it was long enough ago that he had a waist-length ponytail. 'Had' being the operative word here.
  2. This meeting is way the heck the other end of town – several towns, in fact. It will take a couple of hours, at least, what with getting there and back, and Tuffy has to work, so we're doing the home care thing again. It's the safest thing to do. I need to get used to the idea. It's not really that bad. Really. I know I'll get used to it. Eventually.
  3. The meeting might lead to a job. And that would be good.


  1. You don't have a regular home care worker at this time do you? My good friend has one who comes in for 16 hours a week; she's had the same worker for, geez, four or five years now. They have become good friends, which is nice. I know that kind of situation would be nice for you as well.

    I hope that Scarecrow's meeting is fruitful, tomorrow. Stepping right into a new job would be a good thing. Just as getting rid of that long ponytail(!) was a good thing (IMO). Just before an interview -- definitely the right time for a haircut. I bet he looks pretty darned handsome without it, too, doesn't he?

  2. Yarg! Look at that forecast -- no wonder our courtyard is like a sinkhole and there's more moss than grass everywhere you look.

    It would be nice if you could get the same person or same couple of people. It seems like the stories about home care assistants are pretty varied, but I too know some folks that become really tight with theirs. Of course, that would have to be a regular gig.

    Good luck to Scarecrow -- hope his act of partial assimilation helps.