Survived my first night.

But first, a word from our sponsor, Teh Cuteness:

This was my first time in the house I hadn’t been in yet, and I found out that three of the six kids are known to me — one I have a brief but intense history with.  The system is considerably different in the details from what I’m used to.  I did okay with the overnight — I made it home with a very short nap at a rest area.  The house manager was very nice — everybody was very nice — and it looks  like this is going to be a pretty good fit.  I do think I’m going to see about switching my day-swing double on Tuesday for a swing-grave double.  That would give me the possibility of a relatively regular sleep pattern — not an option when you work one day shift, three swing shifts, and one grave.  And the house manager at this house did offer me the chance to do another training shift for graveyards before I do my first one — it’s a solo shift, and there are a number of detailed things to take care of, and I’d like al ittle more practice with that before I’m doing it solo.  That will also give me five training shifts, for a full 40 hours on my paycheck for this month, which helps too.

I’ve come up with a tentative plan for the upcoming future:  take some social science classes at the community college (psychology and sociology) to prepare for a masters in counseling or social work program (I can do an online masters in counseling program with five social sciences classes).  The folks I’m now working for will reimburse for tuition.  I’m not sure the details of that program, but I am sure that doing classes and working graves like I did last night work pretty well together — lots of time to study, and studying gives me something to do to help me stay awake.  Not really sure where my “move to Virginia” plan fits with that yet, but it’s not time for that anyhow.  More will unfold as we go along.

I slept a few hours this afternoon, and I’m going to be going to bed kinda early tonight, and then I should be okay for tomorrow.  And then I just need to figure out my plan for the rest of the week.  Hope that unfolds quickly enough.

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