I was laid off from my job last Tuesday; I saw it coming, have known it was coming since they moved my office last year. I have been, in the past, office manager, database manager and drafter for this small exploratory gold outfit for 8 years, when all of a sudden we became a mine.
Offices sprang up in Winnemucca. I was removed from my small office in Battle Mountain, where I was making wages to fit my duties and where I worked alone, to a multi-personed office in Winnemucca, 45 mins away. There they had staff to pay bills and manage the larger offices, and we had a head geo that liked to do his own drafting on a computer screen. There went my office management position along with my drafting board. I became an over paid flunky. All I was able to do at that point was data entry.
Last week when I heard they were going to start doing data entry through 'tablets' I realized it was only a matter of time before the 'over paid flunky' would be laid off.
I called it! Or prophesized it... something.
So I got derailed. Although I expected it, it still leaves me unbalanced and uncertain of the future. I'm not a young lady anymore, not sure how job hunting is going to go. Unemployment doesn't come close to the wages I was making.
On top of that, I have to go to depositions in Reno on Monday in regards to the accident that took my sons life. I am hoping to temper that with a visit to my friend Mim's, (maybe get to see other friend Sharon?)along with a quick trip to Loma Rica (The Wool Ranch) for some serious Fiber Therapy.
So, I have lots of pics in my camera to share, along with some of my derailed, on hold project...
Shetland/mohair blend; bought in Ohio the past summer. I had to recard it, it was really compressed. Turned into nice little batts!
The above blend in transition. Very nice halo!
Romney mentioned in an earlier post as a bat, below after-wheel version...
Beautimous romeldale cross wool mini rovings. This is my feel good wool, it makes my soul feel good... After carding I pull strips off and pre-draft.
Left: derailed project that includes (ehem!) comercial cotton (I have neither the patience or the time to spin cotton right now)
Middle: above mentioned 'feel good wool'
Right: three skeins of Shetland/Mohair blend pictured above.
More 'feel good wool', I have never worried about whether I was spinning woolen or worsted, but have realized lately that all my yarn is worsted. I have decided to try to spin this woolen by spinning out of the locks and from the fold. I will let you all know how it turns out!
Back to it!