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.

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At 6/19/2007 3:34 PM, Anonymous 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.

At 6/20/2007 7:37 PM, Blogger 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.

At 6/20/2007 11:09 PM, Anonymous 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?

At 6/21/2007 10:03 AM, Anonymous Donald said...

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

At 7/04/2007 5:59 AM, Blogger 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.


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