Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Yesterday began with a flood. Literally.

I had taken an early commuter train in from Jersey (I spent Sunday night in Montclair after giving a presentation on Zambia) and arrived at my apartment just in time to wade through 5 inches of water courtesy of a randomly uncapped water pipe that flooded the 10th floor. Who would think that in NYC I would need to kick off my shoes, roll up my pant-legs and pound on neighboring doors to warn them of flood waters?! The maintenance staff was quick to shut off the water valve, so we were saved from a serious disaster, but it was a lively way to begin a day.

High blue skies in NYC today and the job hunt is on. Already have received "thanks but no thanks letters" but I gotta keep on keepin on. My sister and nephew Tyson arrive this evening so we will spend the rest of the week enjoying the city kiddie style, which will be fun. Toy stores, carousels, the park and dinosaurs courtesy of the Natural History Museum.

Life has been sad lately. But as Johnnie Mayer reminds us, "Bad news never had good timing, but the circle of your friends will defend the silver lining." And we all know it's true. I have some darn good friends. By the way, re-writing lyrics sans music really does not capture the magic of a song. In fact, it looks kind of stupid, but I have given up on looking cool. Long ago actually.

Keep on keepin on friends.


Rochelle said...

Enjoy your sister and nephew! I hope the weather is fabulous for you guys!!!

Laura said...

love you and the fam...can you feel my hug?

Cheryl Smith said...

How fun! I hope you have a marvelous time together! It will be good to have an excuse to see the kid's side of New York. I guess "It only takes one retiree . . ." doesn't necessarily work for you but we will keep praying that a good job presents itself to you.

Doanz said...

"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3

That sounds like you, Carmen. I know God is preparing the perfect job for you. Hang in there, and I am praying with you.

Tonyalynne said...

btw, the "laura" comment was me...i was on another computer. ;)