I didn't get the job that I applied for in Utah. They had over 200 applications for this job. I was in the top 10. Close but no cigar. The job I have now will continue to be my job, but I am still looking for another job. It's not that I don't like where I work, I do, but the state pays so little (don't be fooled by those stories about overpaid and underworked state employees - in MOST cases it's not true) and we just got hit with another pay cut. There's one job that's pretty local that I really want. It won't be available for another 6 months or so but it pays about 40% more than I make now. This company wants me for the position. So perhaps not getting the Utah job was to make sure I was around for this local job. We'll see. I was looking forward to driving to Utah for the interview and then stopping by some of the preparedness stores on the way home. It just wasn't meant to be.
We are getting another pay cut starting today. My paycheck is going to be about $300 a month less. I'll still be able to pay my bills but the prepping with money is going to come to a screeching halt. That's ok because I have a great big list of projects to do that don't require money since I have most of the materials. Except one. I was out in the big barn today...it's a 24X48 pole barn. One of the poles has been eaten away right about ground level. On a pole barn, every pole is necessary. This is not good. I'm going to have to figure out how to fix this. I may have to dig a hole next to this pole and just put a new pole next to it. It's definitely something that I can't do on my own. Any pole barn experts out there who can give me some hints?