Jun 26, 2012

A New (Mexican) Chapter

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have to admit, this last year has been hard with this economic down turn.  It didn't help that Las Vegas had one of the highest unemployment rates in the U.S.  After well over a year, I finally found a job.  It's not in the location I would have expected, but nevertheless, it's in the Southwest. I will be in New Mexico for the year and transfer back to Vegas if all goes as planned. It's not going to be easy. But thanks to technology, I will be able to keep contact with my family and Dori. Like any move, I feel the strain of the umbilical cord as it pulls me from the womb. On the positive side, there will be an abundance of photo opps & Southwest Shards to share...and lets face it, having a job is better than not having one.


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25 comments:

  1. Yeah, gotta follow that gig in this atmosphere.
    I know it will take courage too.
    Great post. I'm thinking: you'll still have us too.
    Dori can't move?
    It'll work out. The older I get, the truer and more obvious that becomes.


    sending you Aloha from Honolulu,
    Comfort Spiral
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    1. Thanks for the words of encouragement Cloudia. Good to know you'll be around. =)

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  2. Time flies, sooner than you think you'll be happy with all the things you'll be accomplishing in your life! And I'm sure Dori is very proud of you, it takes courage to make changes!
    My dear friend, you know sometimes you'll be alone (physically speaking), but never lonely. In these moments, take your camera for a walk.
    I wish you all the best luck in the world!
    Keep in touch. ;-)

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    1. Yes, the camera will be my friend in these moments...I will be thinking of what you said. Thank you Lúcia for being there! =)

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  3. Good for you, Sandy. I hope this is only temporary, and the next few months might be a bit stressful, but you will make it work, you'll see. Félicitations on the new boulot (job!) -- From Nice, France, Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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    1. I love that I know you're in Nice right now! Thanks for your words Veronique . It's always nice to hear advice. Enjoy your time my friend! =)

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  4. WoW! Sandy Girl!
    A big change is coming your way but I sure understand needing to work!
    I'm sure the two of you spent long hours cussing and discussing this change that
    concerns you both. You come from a hardy stock of Pioneers (archives) and I bet you
    pull this move off just fine! So jump out of that womb (1st pic) that your in, get on the road (2nd pic), New Mexico is not to far away 'if you say it fast'. Damn, don't you wish it was that easy?
    You and Dori (3rdpic) seem to have talked it over and have planned to make a good out come from
    the necessity of the job location! I always like to think that doors open for a reason!!
    Buena suerta

    one little note;
    Before I retired I would be separated from
    my wife for months at a time as my work kept
    me on the road and living in other citys. Once
    and awhile we were able for one of us to fly so
    we could have a weekend together. At those times
    after being separated and reunited, 'the wine and music was never sweeter' !!

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  5. Wow Parker! Thanks for such encouraging words. Your comment made me feel a lot better about things. Soon I will be out of the womb! Hee hee.(2d pic) ;) I have no choice! Thanks again for your words. Have a terrific day!!!

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    1. Whoops! Got all my numbers wrong.
      Dang! Done went and messed up a perfect life! LOL

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    2. haha! I didn't even notice until you said something. At least you got (2nd pic) correct. LOL

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  6. Wow, what great words of encouragement and inspiration!! Sandy, you have some wise blogger friends indeed. Thank you all for your kind comments. Lucia, you were right - I am proud of Sandy and I think time will fly too. It's a cliche I know, but you're never really apart when you're in each other's heart. Have a great week you all!!

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  7. Congatulations on the new job! And you're right, having a job is a lot better than not having a job!

    I think everything will work out just like it's supposed to as long as that second pick isn't of your new home! LOL

    I'm a believer that everything happens for a reason and your new adventure will be exactly what you need. A year will fly by.

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    1. Thanks Ron for the inspirational words...ahh I'm starting to feel alright! Who knew a little advice from strangers could makes things good. You don't like my new home?? haha! Have a great week! =)

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  8. Wishing you everything thinkable good upon this adventure. Sleeping inside that cave must have been awesome a feeling. Please have a good Thursday.

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    1. Thank you Robert.=) I appreciate your good vibes. Yes, there is nothing better than sleeping in nature. Have a wonderful week!

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  9. Ahh, New Mexico! I love its beauty. Great photos.

    Good luck with the move, the new job opportunity, and whatever's down the road for you (which I hope is all positive). And, you're right - technology will help you keep in touch with your loved ones!

    I hope all goes smoothly for you!! And I can't wait to see photos of my beloved Southwest (and New Mexico), once you get settled in.

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    1. Thank you Sonya. =) Yes, lets hope its positive and enchanting. ;) I appreciate your words and I hope to bring a little New Mexico to you. =) Have a nice weekend.

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  10. Isn't that the entrance from Texas into New Mexico? A big welcome from us in Santa Fe. A year will go by fast just keep thinking positive and know that you are only a plane ride away.

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    1. Wow Randy good eye...the pic was taken on the way from Arkanas to Nevada.:) Thank you for your friendly welcome...I think everything will be okay. ;)

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  11. I'm sorry to be so belated with my congratulations on your new job. It's wonderful news. I hope that all the people will be friendly in your new place. It's great when new opportunities open up in life. I wish you luck.

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    1. You are fine Olga.. no worries. Thank you for stopping by and your kind words! You are the best! :) I think you would enjoy the art scene here.

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  12. I am looking forward to see what kind of art surrounds you now. All the best!!!!!

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