I am sitting in the quaint little cafe that I previously mentioned that sports free wifi. We have been in town now almost three weeks….. And not much has changed. Where we are now has actually proven to be the most uninviting town; where new comers are eyed suspiciously, avoided even, and an air of unwelcomeness tends to cover the town. That is not to say that we haven’t met some wonderful and kind people, but for a community that has struggled for quite some time one would think they would be more inclined to welcome new business with open arms. That is not what we personally have experienced so far. And it worries me for those that are welcoming and kind….. Because if the guys don’t feel welcome they will most certainly take their business and extensive over time checks elsewhere.
Take last night as a classic example. I attended a meeting in my son’s class to discuss an large upcoming Field trip, and on leaving heard another parent comment that someone she knew had acquired a position working on the wind farm. Hearing a commonality I stopped and inquired as to what they would be doing on the wind farm, that my husband and myself both worked on the wind farm. The response was a short and curt “I don’t know, I just found out.” And she walked away from me. You really can’t get more uninviting than that honestly. Though it could be that this little town is just a different culture, and I am just going to have to learn to adapt……and I will.
As far as the job itself is concerned, things are starting to pick up. I personally will be on site Feb 18, however am already helping from behind the scenes. The weather here is trying…. We have had only one day with sun, the rest has been grey and rainy. All that being said, the workers here seem to have accepted hubby, so that is great. Just keep swimming (as they say)
The kids are doing well though, their teachers are wonderful! There have been some moments that have prompted me to start documenting things, but nothing with regards to their actual teachers. If I could pack the two teachers up and bring them along on our adventures, I would be all over it like white on rice.
Well my latte is getting cold and my need to people watch has over come my tolerance for trying to type on this ipad (it sure gets glitchy on WordPress). But I will be back soon! Oh, and if you happen to be in one of those little struggling towns and the wind farm comes by your neighbourhood, try to open your mind to us. We really are just trying to feed our families just like you are, and we always try to ensure that we help support the community that has opened their town to us.