Monday, June 18, 2007

Trip / Kat - Dream job, saved

I was relieved today when Frank... the new Trip, called me on his way home. He was able to take an extended leave-of-absence from my job without any problems. He said that although the boss didn't seem too happy about the short notice, he seemed quite pleased that I wasn't leaving them altogether.

I was almost certain, when Frank and I formulated that plan, that I was going to lose, forever, the best job I've ever had - and that bridges would be burned in the process. This was the only way to keep my job and reputation intact - We had to try. If things hadn't worked out like they did, I would have been devastated. It's very comforting to know that I'll still have a good job to return to.

Frank already started helping out around the farm here today. It will be interesting to see how his years of experience interact with my father's - and how they'll resolve any differences of opinion. Frank did pass the first hurdle - with flying colors. After dad's initial reaction to seeing "his son" leave a good job to farm, Frank's explanation to dad of needing some time to clear his head and think about the future, seemed to work. I guess that's about as true a statement as there will ever be... whether in reference to Frank, the "Trip" people see, or me.

Well, now that my future's no-longer in immediate danger, I need to find a job for my new self. Kat doesn't seem too concerned about what type of job I get... or for how long, for that matter. When I asked her if she needed me to get her registered for fall-term classes, she told me not to worry about it. Seems that she hasn't yet decided what to do about finishing college. I don't think I've ever known her to be as indecisive as she seems now. Maybe she's just confused... Lord knows, I still am.

But I guess I'll have to worry about that tomorrow.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

How is the real Kat doing with her new life? Is she thinking about staying? Seems to me she isn't to much in a hurry to get back.

Trip said...

Not too long ago, I wasn't even too worried about getting my own life back. Sure there are things that scare me, and being my lil' cousin is really weird... but it's still fascinating... and maybe a little fun too.

Until Frank and his wife arrived, I guess I've been mostly avoiding those thoughts myself. Kat has never brought the subject up, but we've talked about it - and she knows it will be awhile before we'd be able to afford a return trip.

I can't say that she isn't in much of a hurry to get back to her own life, she could simply be distracted by something else.

For all I know, it may be that my questions are becoming annoying, even Jadyn seems to be avoiding me right now.

cj said...

If I were you, I'd be considering the possibility that you might not be getting your own body back.

What if what happened to Art or Jake or Drew happens you?

Donald said...

What was your (old) job? I don't recall if you said.

Trip said...

Sorry I didn't get your question answered sooner, donald.

I was (and looks like, will be again) one of the IT guys at a small company (if you consider 250 employees small). It's not a job that will make me famous or rich - but it's a good job.