1 Week of living in San Francisco

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Well what do I say? The weather has been good. The sky has been a beautiful shade of blue and the temps are above freezing.  I’ve not done a tremendous amount as I’m living on a limited budget.  I did go out and saw some friends at Edge on Sunday.  That was a lot of fun. I thought it would just a casual stop at the bar kind of Sunday but it turned out that there was an event going on.  The Duchess from the Grand Ducal Council herself was there and some of her helpers.  So the bar was rocking and there were several fabulous ladies there in festive easter ware.

I have spoke to some temp offices to get some work so I have some income.  To some degree that’s been a challenge because people say “Well we don’t want to waste your time and talents.”  Well don’t you think I know that I’m going to a temp agency and that the work is going to be the most fulfilling or career oriented.  Anyhow I think I’ve got that under control and hopefully get some work soon.  At least I won’t be sitting at on the couch as much.

Something a little new for me is riding public transportation.  BART and MUNI are good public transportation systems.  The thing I have to get used to is their schedules and where they stop.  This morning I took MUNI to a doctor’s appointment.  The appointment was at 8 AM but the ride there was going to take almost 50 minutes.  So that meant I needed to leave the house before 7 to make my appointment on time.

So that’s a little about my first week in San Francisco.  Hopefully soon I’ll have some pictures I can post here and show you some of the things going on around town.

Fall is comming!

Fall folliage at Indian Lake.
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Well the weather has turned a little chilly the last couple days.  It’s amazing how in just a matter of 24 hours the weather here in Ohio can change from 90 degrees to mid 70’s.  Over the weekend a friend and I were discussing how you can even see the leaves changing on the trees.  Of course we didn’t think that was due to cold weather but rather the lack of rain.

You know one thing about fall that I could live with out and the people here in Columbus would gasp at this statement.  Football is the one thing I could live without.  I played in marching band for nine years and you know I never learned the game and really never cared to understand it.  I found all that time I spent doing marching band as social time as I hung out with “the girls” and I never really paid attention to the game.

So with fall fast approaching the leaves on the trees will be changing and the air will have a crisp edge to it.  The nights will be cool and the days will be moderately warm or cool.  It’s also a great time to find festivals in Ohio.  One coming up in particular would be the Pumpkin Show in Circleville, Ohio.  It’s always a well attended festival here in central Ohio.  They have parades every evening and all the festival food you could want.  Thursday is a big draw for all the band people as they have the parade of bands that night.  I’m not even sure how many bands take part in that one night there are so many.

Of course fall also brings Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Those are nice.  They are both fun holidays.  I’ve never done a lot on Halloween but I think that’s something I should change.  I always have my Mardi Gras costume I could break out.  I would look like a young Bea Arthur.  Now there is a mental picture I bet most people didn’t have till now.  That is an idea, I’ll have to put more thought into it because walking in the heels that I have are murder not to mention dangerous.

Wow all that came out of the weather … Strange what affects the weather can have on us.