The end of my friends visit was punctuated by a little freaking out about my lack of job and money in my bank accounts. I placed a call into the Diocesan’s insurance administrator to check the status of my unemployment benefits application, and was told that they only cut checks once a month and that is around the 15th of the month. So it would mean that I wouldn’t get a check until mid-July. Thankfully on Thursday (the 26th), a check arrived with my first payment (which was backdated to include everything from my last day of work (May 15th). That took a big weight off my shoulders for sure.
I signed up at a temp agency downtown. They have mentioned a few opportunities, but I haven’t been sent out on anything yet. The person there did give me some resume tips…so I’ve made some updates and plan on bringing them in Monday after the long holiday weekend.
I saw the movie Wanted, on Friday. It is directed by the same director as the Russian films Nightwatch and Daywatch. It was pretty enjoyable, lots of action, a cool car chase, and fun with trains. Its not going to win any major awards or anything…but it was fun and worth the $14 (gotta love weekend movie pricing in LA). The car chase almost overtook my previous favorite car chase in a movie (Ronin Car Chase), but its more special effect created, while the Ronin chase was just driving. (Wanted Car Chase Part 1, Part 2)
Other than that, it was a pretty slow week. Still trying to be frugal with the funds, trying to read, trying to spend time at the beach avoiding the heat. I got to do the prayers of the people at church on Sunday. That was cool, my first involvement in a church service since finishing at Canterbury. I’m really liking the new 10:15 service. Its keeping me at Beverly Hills right now. I might be getting more involved with this service in the near future.
…and wow, the year is half over.