We got another skiff of snow last night, but the roofing crew is here and trying to get it done this weekend. It's only like 34 degrees outside. I heated up some cans of beef stew and fed the 3 roofing guys some warm lunch.
Once the house is "dried in" then the electrician and hvac can get started. Hvac is supposed to get started next week and the electrician the week after. All the door and windows are now in...except for the front door. I think that's going on Monday.
I'm reading another good book called "The Boys in the Boat" about the UW rowing team who won the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. I keep finding books that sound good to read and I'm keeping a list and every time I try to borrow from the library e-books, there is a wait. I'm got probably 15 books on reserve. Hopefully they'll become available at different times so I'm not suddenly bombarded with books to read all at once.
I'm making some chocolate chip cookies in the teeny toaster oven I have. I have some cookie dough (DH likes to eat it raw) in the fridge, and warm cookies sound good. Too bad I can only make like 4 at a time, LOL.
I was noticing from a Facebook post that my neice's husband works for this guy I interviewed for a bookkeeping job with, years ago. That brought back a memory. Man, that guy was too intense and hyper for me, LOL. Way Type A personality. and it was like he'd had about 10 cups of coffee. He ran his construction business out of an office attached to his garage. It came down to him deciding between me and another person. He chose the other person. They were asking lesser salary, if I recall. I found another job a week or two later. About a month or two later, he called me back up, asking if I was still looking for a job. I said "oh, what happened - your other person didn't work out?" I didn't even consider going to work for him at that point, since I had a new good job. I probably couldn't have stood his personality anyway.
Which then brought back the memory of the weirdest job interview I ever had. I think it was during this same job search. Another company in the same nearby small town this other interview was in. It was a pretty good sized manufacturing company looking to hire a staff accountant. The controller set the interview for like 5pm, which I thought a little weird, to begin with. We interviewed for quite awhile in his office and the interview seemed to go well. Then he wanted to give me a tour of the facility - which is always a good sign. I think by then it was 6 o'clock or after by the time we got back to his office. He then said he wanted to hire me (I was excited to hear that) and starts explaining that he will be hiring me through a temp agency for like 90 days and then after his corporate office closes the interviewing for the position, then I would be changed to a permanent employee. I was like wait a minute...are you saying you are going to hire me, but still be interviewing for the position during this time period? Well, yes, technically, but....and he had some lame excuse. I said, well no thank you. I am looking for a permanent full time position that I can stay at for a long time. I'm not looking for something temporary that might work into a permanent job, if you don't find someone else you like better in the next couple of months. He seemed very surprised by my reaction. I politely again, said no thank you and I left. It was kind of a creepy feeling looking back and being there that late when the office staff were gone (I think there were some working in the warehouse part). Again, about 2 months later he calls me up........wanting to know if I was still looking for a job. Actually I think he called again sometime later that year, too. I recall getting two calls from him. So weird.
and another memory of a company I worked at part time during college. They were hiring another office person (there were like 3 or 4 of us in the office) and I was front in our little entrance area where we had some file cabinets. A girl walked in. So serious and somber. She was here to interview with the office manager. I was still doing filing when she left and after the office manager walked her to the door and she left, she turned to me and said "that is the saddest person I have ever met!" She said she could barely get 3 words out of her for each interview question she would ask her. Needless to say, she did not get hired, but I always wondered if that girl ever did find a job