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([personal profile] dmsj Feb. 11th, 2010 02:23 pm)
We're still carless. The theory was that it was probably the serpentine belt. It was... and also the two parts next to it. So instead of a $35 easy-fix, it's a $300+ complicated fix that requires parts no one in town has. Remind me not to buy another Subaru/other foreign car next time around. :P Earliest it'll be ready is tomorrow, if they can get the parts by then.

In the meantime, though I'm honestly not missing it very much. I am absolutely WIPED out today. All the recent stress has caught up to me in the form of a head-cold and major ass-kicking fatigue. On the plus side, I've gotten a lot of job-hunting done (thanks mostly to Oliver, who's helped me find most of the things to which I've applied, and helped me to optimize my job search engines).

I did have to cancel my doctor's appointment, which is annoying. And I'd really like to be able to get to the library for some new DVDs (both for us and for Liam), but today I'm pretty content to just sit on the couch and use my computer or read.

If the car is gone all weekend, though, I expect I'll change my tune. :P
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From: [personal profile] tearsinger

Sorry about the car. We just had to do that fix on the van this year and my car last year.

Do you or O have any job search hints then, since he was able to help you. I'd love it if he could lend a hand. It has gotten overwhelming now that I am looking in MA, VT and NH, as well as parts of CT and NY.

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From: [personal profile] tearsinger

Right now I have two "free" days, Monday and Friday. I work the rest of the week.

What I currently do is spend Friday doing all the national sites, Career Builder, Monster and all the CLists. I email myself or Amber anything I find. Sat or Sunday I get the local newspaper ads because there are always more on the weekends -- right now the average weekend there are 35 ads total. During the week there are like 12. I email these to myself or Amber. Monday I give them a second look and then send whatever they require. I do not have accounts on Career Builder, Monster, or send my stuff to any anonymous CList email addresses, but instead send inquiries, asking for actual company contact information, because of spam, snail mail spam, and phone solicitor problems and identity theft concerns.

I am looking to tweek this to make it run better.


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