We had been applying and interviewing extensively in hope to find the right fit, we received a few nibbles but nothing substantial. We have never had such an issue finding work, but unfortunately, we are without our motorhome and gigs with housing are very rare, but we wouldn’t give up.
A humongous change came our way. Leaving the old lifestyle to start an entirely new adventure. Yes, we are forced off the traveling lifestyle, but we have to do what we have to do so we can continue our dream lifestyle once again.
We got an offer that includes, a luxury apartment, all meals, same schedules with two consecutive days off, day shifts, and a great salary with benefits for both of us. Right now, we won’t be extensively traveling but we will take short trips on our days off to scratch that itch. Not sure where it will take us but as usual, we are ready for the journey.
After about a month, we are not able to say that we are enjoying the ride, but what we are saying is that we are learning so much about ourselves, especially Jerry. I have always known he could handle the professional environment, and finally he is believing me and having faith in his abilities. As for me, I am in my element, the professional environment where I thrive. But we are working harder than we have in years and it is hurting our bodies, our minds, and our souls. We are working about 60 hours a week and having to be on call for 4 nights and not for minor issues, these are life issues. Even though this is supposed to be an independent senior living community, its more like an assistive living community. Then to make it worse, we were only supposed to be working about 45 hours per week, but it is ending up more like 60 which makes our hourly wage below minimum wage which is not sitting very well with us. But as usual…WE WILL SURVIVE!
We have taken a few side trips on our 2 days off…
Since it is so hot in Oro Valley, Arizona we chose to head to the mountains of Prescott. We got there early since we left at almost daybreak so we stopped at the casino and hit a nice jackpot and then checked into our room at the Hampton Inn and it was marvelous. The bed was so comfortable, the shower was outstanding, the room was spacious, but most importantly we had a great time in the spa and pool, our favorite place.
We hung out at the apartment on the Fourth Holiday Weekend and eventually we will figure this all out and we will make it through and come out the other side with some sort of clarity. For now we have decided to live each day, moment by moment and to be grateful for what we have at this time which may not be what we want but is most certainly more than many have. We will find a way to enjoy this until we are able to get our motorhome and begin traveling once again.
If any of you all have any ideas or suggestions or know of anyone with a good deal on a great Class A motorhome, please let us know so we can at least get ready once again for our lifestyle that we enjoy.