Friday, March 20, 2009

The Next Leg

Wow, the days seem to be going by faster and faster as each week whizzes by, however, April 25 will not get here soon enough! We now have 35 days remaining before we leave Jacksonville. Thirty five more days to get our act together.

The next leg is finding a place to live in Anchorage. My friend, Kim, has connected us with a wonderful lady named Donna, that is looking for roommates. She is a seasonal employee who is planning her third year in Anchorage. The great thing about her as a roommate, is that she knows the "ropes," as well as, what to do and not do. Her companionship will be a blessing for us and I will be picking her brain a lot!

Donna has inquired about a two bedroom, newly renovated, basement apartment located approximately 1.5 miles from the rail yard - which would be a wonderful walk for us (we MUST get in some exercise!). She is gathering the details regarding the deposit, etc., and we should know something soon.

In the meantime, Holland America and Princess have merged companies which presents more opportunities to us as travel guides. Our days on and off the train have changed some, but for the better. We will work two days on, one day off, two days on, then three days off. The three days off affords us more time to experience some excursions (like riding an ATV, snowmobiling, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, etc.), or allows us to pick up another shift if we want to work more. We did take a slight cut in pay, but it was not enough to hinder us from going. The one "bummer" factor is that Kim will not be our boss, but, we will adjust I'm sure.

This weekend I'm spending time with my sister, Lolly, in Orlando - visiting the "Mouse". We always have tons of fun with each other and get sore cheeks from laughing so much. I'm sure I will write about our adventures and post goofy photos next week.

Until next time...Pamela

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