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Back home...

....Jobless and Homeless; but the saga continues.

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After nearly 48 hours of traveling and layovers, I finally made it back to the states. For those of you that didn't already know, my contract was canceled in Kansas City. Thus, this left me jobless and homeless on my arrival in Seattle with no direction to go. I found this out my 1st day in Mui Ne and it tainted my time there as I was constantly online trying to secure another contract.

Still no job as I arrived in Seattle. Thankfully, my friend Teresa (whose contract in KC was also canceled) was able to extend her contract in Seattle and I am currently staying with her. It's been a stressful few days since I arrived back 'home'. With the current financial crises, many hospitals are canceling contracts and there are much fewer postings for new positions. I am happy to report that after two grueling days of phone calls, emails and even a few prayers, I now have a job lined up.

Where am I going you ask? Elko, Nevada....yep, Elko. It's a rural town in northwestern Nevada of aprox 16K people at the foothills of the Ruby Mountains and a total area of 14.5 sq miles. My research indicated that at one time, it was some sort of mining town. It will be quite a change from the cities of San Francisco and Seattle, where I have spent nearly the past 2 years.

What will I do in Elko? It would appear that there are numerous activities that will keep me entertained during my 13 weeks there. These include the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering (Jan), a multitude of Casino's (I counted 6), a Super K-Mart and a movie theater. The city has a large Basque (spanish) culture so maybe I can find a good Tapa's restaurant! If all of that fails, maybe I can pick up extra work an simply save some money while there...

I'll be leaving Seattle and all of it's rain and clouds on Dec 1st and heading 'out west' to Elko....wish me luck!

Life is good?.....

Oh...check out the live web cam of downtown Elko at http://www.elkodaily.com/webcam_one/ Maybe you can actually pick me out someday in the bustling metropolis of Elko!

Posted by Khandilee 05:12 Archived in USA

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glad you found something and arrived home? safely. Elko? that sounds like quite the party town ;-) Did you ever go out in Saigon at night? OMG, I thought it was hectic in the daytime....I can't even begin to describe the city by night...unbelievable....I just returned to Madam Cucs after a wander around...I'm exhausted!

by msmitheman

I'm so happy you've secured a job! Cowboy poetry....hmmm...."roses are red, violets are blue, Bubba shot the jukebox, cuz he misses you." Sorry I'll miss you in Seattle - we'll be 2 ships passing in the night. Enjoy the road trip, and HI to Aco!

by kmpossible

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