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Autumn in New England

October 21st, 2016 at 10:53 am

More pix from another walk around the center of town. Main Street is lined with historic homes and is also where you can find the library, police station, old town hall and general store.

This is actually a historic flagpole. It stands in the center of a busy intersection (most especially during rush hour and Saturday mornings) and has the distinction of having the highest accident rate in town! However, due to its being on historic Main Street in a very scenic area, the townspeople have fought prior attempts to install a traffic light there.

I used to work in the small brick building you see here for a small PR agency. My work areas was on the first floor, by the 2 windows to right of the door. It was a very small space; there were 6 of us working there (2 p/t). The bathroom was the size of an airplane bathroom. Once I was alone in the building on a winter's day and the frozen pipes burstand flooded the first floor. Buy working here was great because I could walk to work in 15 minutes, and often did, though crossing the street to get there (at the flagpole shown above) was kind of dicey, even though there was a crosswalk.

This was our old town hall, built in 1930. The town outgrew the space and now has a much larger "municipal center" in another location. This building is still used for various functions. It also houses our single screen movie theater, where they recently raised the admission price to $3 (from $2). This is where my yoga classes are, in the gym. The smaller red building at the left is the general store, where you can get a great sandwich. My dad and I were here last week.

My street

Yesterday's news....
I got a check for $20 from the Linked In class action settlement.

I went to the clinical skin product test thing yesterday and was deemed "ineligible" for the survey because the inside of my lower arms did not have even skin tone, according to the person who inspected me. So I'll just get paid $20 instead of $55. So I guess I won't go for one of their skin care product studies again, but they do other things, like focus groups and food taste testings.

Still looking for work, of course. I see very few that I could apply for. Of the copywriting jobs I see, I would be overqualified for many. There are very few where I recognize I might not be quite up to snuff as far as required qualifications they're looking for. One reason I'm seeing so few possibilities is because I've limited my search to a geographic area that would be commutable in 40 minutes or less. Because I hate driving and all that it entails (like getting up earlier and less free time).

I sent a fairly long email reply back to the Lutheran church pastor in Germany who helped me with the family tree research. He was open to continued correspondence. I just would find it very interesting. So next time I will send him some of the pix shown here, to give him an idea what my town is like. I would love it if he could do the same! Maybe even take a picture of my grandfather's old address!!

5 Responses to “Autumn in New England”

  1. Laura S. Says:

    I love that area. I have passed through several times in the past. I think I mentioned before son's father lives in the same area.

  2. Liz Says:

    I was just looking at a few listings internally with my company yesterday, and there are 2 copywriter positions open in our NYC office. I know that's a bit further than you are interested in, but my company has a reputation for being very WFH friendly (we are ranked #55 on the Forbes list) - if you're interested, please shoot me an email! I'd be happy to share/refer, etc.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Beautiful photos! Can't imagine using such a small restroom all the time. So glad the Lutheran pastor was helpful too, Thanks for sharing the photos and the explanation.

  4. Kiki Says:

    Gorgeous. I loved New England when I lived there for school.

  5. Dido Says:

    Lovely photos. Sorry you aren't finding many listings. One would think by now for a position such as copywriting there would be more work at home opportunities.

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