The domestic dispute couple is at it again tonight. This is the third time this week, and each time I hope and hope this will be the argument that breaks them up. I don’t like being kept up at night, but I think I’d hate it more if Seamus were awake and had to listen to some of the disgusting things these two say to each other. Luckily his room is buffered all around by other rooms and hallways.
After four tries to open a checking account up here, I’m finally successful today. It took two hours sitting at desk of a superb financial specialist at WaMu today to figure out that the state of Tennessee still has my name registered as my maiden name, even though I’ve been married for going on five years now and my driver’s license and social security card all say “Gwyn.” The woman who helped me today was on the phone being transferred to different agencies for most of that two hours before she was finally able to get a straight answer from someone. She said this little DMV mix up is why I’ve been unable to open a checking account online. She was able to open it in my maiden name, and now I have to call the Tennessee DMV tomorrow and have them fix it. Craziness.
Still no news on the job front. I’ve been applying to every publishing and library job I seem qualified for and following up with the appropriate people, but nada. I applied for a position at Harlequin Romance a couple of days ago. Even though I don’t read romances, what fun that would be! I’ve also joined about five staffing agencies. Our money is going, going, going, and I’ve told myself if I’ve not heard some good news by the end of this week, I’m just going to have to take a job at Target or a coffee house or a restaurant until something better comes along.
In my entire working life (since the age of 16), this is the longest I've ever gone without a job.