So, I have done quite a bit of traveling since we last talked. Just a few photos to share the time…
That encompasses about 2600 miles in the last couple weeks. I am glad I got the opportunity to do some visiting. I plan to do more of it. Most don’t have the opportunity to just up and go… which brings me to…
Uber. It is what I am going to start doing on a regular basis to supplement my quitting my J.O.B. I can work as much or little as I like… well little enough to pay my bills. It also affords me the time to do some work online, which I have sadly neglected.
I’m sure you have heard of Uber. They are in most metropolitan cities across the country. It doesn’t cost anything to sign up. It’s a great way to make some spare cash. It’s a spectacular way to meet new people. It’s an awesome way to learn things about your city that you never knew. It’s the perfect way to get away from the everyday grind. While there isn’t a cost involved, there are requirements.
You must enjoy driving. This really is a must. You can’t create a comfortable environment for your passenger if your cussing at the driver that just cut you off at the intersection. You must have patience. Not just in your driving, but with your passengers. You must have a smartphone. There is a very good app that is used by all drivers. It integrates with either Google Maps or Waze. You obviously must be able to follow your map application. Not always the easiest thing… There is a 5 star rating system. Drivers are required to leave a rating, passengers are prompted to do so on their phone app, but is not required.
You must have a four door vehicle, 2006 or newer. It obviously must be clean. Think about yourself as a passenger in your vehicle for the first time. Sit in the back seat. Let someone else drive. Are you comfortable? Anything unsightly in your view? Unpleasant smells? Sounds? Your vehicle will need to be inspected within 30 days of your first trip by an authorized repair facility.
If you don’t have a qualifying vehicle, they have partnered for special lease terms on a vehicle from Enterprise and Hertz. Yes, it can be that profitable in certain markets!
You upload your drivers license, registration and proof of insurance. They will do a background check.
Within a couple days your taking your first fare.
If you think you might like to try, they have a referral program. Yes, marketing at its best.
When you sign up, you will see a promo code box. Put my referral code davidr26104ue I will make a commission after you have completed your 25th trip. You will also have a referral code and will earn a commission when someone signs under you. It is how they have grown so quickly in popularity.
Uber. It’s a win win for everyone.
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Max and I are admiring Hermine moving across the lake. While it has died down some, still an impressive amount of rain and wind. I think the size of the lake has grown in the last 10 hours…
I kinda left you hanging with the last post… a lot has happened in the last couple weeks. I ended up deciding not to take the other position… felt I didn’t want to drive a delivery truck. While the money was much better than I was making, other factors convinced me it wasn’t what I wanted to do and after the weekend left me quite frustrated. That Monday morning I gave my resignation. I just found it very difficult to remain positive in the work place. It became increasingly difficult to enjoy my job.
Less than a week later I was informed that the position I moved to Charleston for to begin with was posted online. It was “recommended” to me to apply. It was a two step pay increase from where I currently was, so I applied. … …
Wait a minute… three months ago I packed up my house and moved it 130 miles to the north to fill this position. Was told there wasn’t a pay increase, just a title and more responsibility. Was I being played? Taken advantage of? I actually took a pay cut as I started working less hours to try and get more done when I moved. They really started frowning on over 40 hours… I never really even had the title, just did the work as best I could in a 40 hour week.
I rescinded my application and quit.
check back for the rest of the story. In the mean time, enjoy the #lakelife view after Hermine…
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So, my time here in SC has been interesting to say the least.
I’d like if I may, share some of the moments in this post.
If you follow my Facebook, you will know it got pretty dramatic when Max got bit by a water moccasin. He is now fine and just as stubborn as ever. He was quite the patient there for awhile. Sucking up all the attention he could get. Thanks to all those who responded on Facebook and helped during the crisis.
Not too long after I got here, I bought a new Jeep Compass. I realized living in the middle of no where enjoying the #lakelife, I was going to need a dependable vehicle. So, like most Americans I went into debt for one.
Introducing “Lil Nikki”.
Gets pretty good gas mileage, it’s Max friendly, comfortable and a lot of fun to drive. Fits right nicely with my #lakelife attitude.
Some of you saw my 499 days post on Facebook and were unsure of its meaning. It was actually the day before a turning point for me. August 12th marked 500 days since Nichole’s accident. It was a point I had decided many months ago that I wanted to be someplace in life where I was happy. That I was able to enjoy each moment of life. At 499 days, I didn’t think I was there. My “Don’t worry, be happy” mentality was threatened not by my lack of positive thinking, but the negativity around me at work. Corporate America produces stress. Stress produces negativity by those who don’t know how to handle it. While I can “fix” most people with my own positive mentality, it becomes grueling when you do it day in and day out. You start to miss the bluebells blooming along the sides of the road!
So, I looked to change my environment and apply for a different division in the same company….
To be continued…
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First of all a big thanks to all the birthday wishes…
Facebook, Twitter, Skype… I was overwhelmed.
Sunday I moved… left you with just a snippet. It wasn’t like it was a thief in the night kinda thing, though it was the fastest move I have ever made… the cheapest also. I guess a motor home is the ideal for someone with gypsy blood.
I am now about 35 miles west of Charleston, South Carolina… the 11th state in which I have lived in the last 25 years. The property is on a lake and I pretty much feel like I am in the middle of nowhere. It’s quite peaceful and serene. While my Sprint phone coverage is spotty, my internet signal is strong.
I think I will like it here for awhile. The view from my front door…
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A big shout to Robert Wesley Norman.
Say Hi to my punkin for me! You will be missed, Robert!!
My Gypsy blood is boiling...
Moving to Charleston, SC. this weekend.
Of course the weather had to be miserable.
I leave you Savannah…
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