Saturday, May 7, 2016

Holy Guacamole Batman! What Next?

Custer, SD
Mt Rushmore






Yes that's right sports fans, Joan & I are in Custer, SD!


"What is going on?" you might be thinking. "You guys are supposed to be starting your summer job driving the back country BLM roads!"












Well if you recall the last episode of our blog you'll remember that Joan and I were delayed starting our summer job due some unexpected doctor appointments that we needed to return to Las Vegas to take care of. The appointments and follow ups went fine, everything is OK.








So now we're ready to work. We are not ready for full retirement mode just yet and still need to earn a little somethin' somethin' each year to make ends meet. After a very good summer last year we had several large expenditures such as extended warranties for the motorhome and jeep; and we remodeled and bought some new furniture. With all that our checkbook is also ready for us to go to work!



Strike One!


We called our employer to update them on our availability and determine when & where we would be starting. But wait....all is not well in Gotham City! It seems as though BLM decided to withhold/delay a lot of the miles that the company was scheduled to inventory this summer. And with the fewer miles to be driven, another team (that would be Joan & I) would not be needed to complete the work scheduled. Well that certainly burst our bubble!









So now what do we do? We really hadn't made any other plans for this summer. And it's already May! All the preferred jobs are already filled. We're drifters without direction. No home base, no job! Oh woe is me! What will become of us? What shall we do?








Wait just a minute. No need to worry. Just come up with a plan. We're mobile! We're smart! We're strong! We're capable! We can do it! What would we really like to do on short notice? Hell, let's go back to the Black Hills and see if we can find something there! We enjoyed our summer at Crazy Horse; great place to work; great area for motorcycling and off-roading; lots of friends there including Jim & Deb. We could spend a great summer there. So we packed up and headed north.




Strike Two!
We called Crazy Horse and spoke with the HR recruiter. "We find ourselves without a summer job and wanted to see if there might be an opportunity at Crazy Horse" we say. "That would be great" he says, " Give me a day or two to see where we're at with our current work group and I'll get back to you." So we set up and start calling friends to catch up. The HR recruiter calls us back a day later "Sorry guys, but we have a full compliment right now. But I've got you at the top of the list if an opening comes up."




So now we're in a holding pattern. Looking at options and opportunities. We're going to give it a couple of weeks here in the Black Hills. After that? Who Knows!









But Tune in Next Week. Same Bat Time. Same Bat Station....er...Same Bat Blog!

That's it for now. Stay Tuned. More to Come!


16 comments:

  1. That was an amusing read...great job! Good luck with your employment search.

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    1. Thanks guys, we're keeping our fingers crossed

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  2. I figured something was up when i saw your FB post from South Dakota. There are certainly worse places to spend the summer!

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  3. There always seems to be cancellations at the last minute. I am sure something will come up:) Fingers crossed for you two. But so let us know where you are. We coming across SD in July.

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    1. We're hoping to be here then. We'll let you know

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  4. Holy Crap Batman! The perfect plan will come about soon. Deb

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    1. We're just waiting for the batphone to ring

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  5. The darn government putting a monkey wrench in your plans. I'm sure you'll find something. There always seem to be a lot of ads in the Black Hills area for workers. Good luck!

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    1. This is certainly out of our comfort zone, but we're enjoying the down time

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  6. I still see plenty of workamping jobs in the Black Hills area on social media. The work may not be what you are used to the past few years but it would allow you to remain in that great area for the summer! Good luck.

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    1. We're going to try and hold out for a job we'll really enjoy rather than take the first thing that comes along

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  7. Thanks for the laugh Batman and Catwoman! Always good to turn a negative situation into a positive on. Hopefully the Batphone will be blinking soon with an awesome job!

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  8. Will you guys be near Custer witin the next week or so?

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  9. Looking forward to finally meeting you two!

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