Deal’s Gap

Deal’s Gap is a motorcycle resort in Western NC that my hubby, friends and I love to visit every chance we get. It’s known as The Gap to us who visit often. 318 curves in 11 miles is an awesome ride, and the experience is different everytime you visit. There is a rush you get knowing that you might not make it to the end with your bike still intact. That “tree of shame” is a monument to all the bikes that have went down over the years. It’s a great place to checkout if you’re into bikes and curves.

With Spring coming upon us, it’s time to get back to riding. Of course my hubby and I both ride year round, but most of our friends choose to keep off 2 wheels during the colder months. This means it’s time to plan a big trip to the Gap to celebrate the warmer months upon us. My cousin and I were just laughing about taking his new pocket bike to the Gap. He asked if I thought it would be too much for the little thing. This got me into searching through videos, enjoying the scenes and preparing myself for the upcoming ride. I happened to stumble onto a video of a few guys riding pocket bikes down the Gap, and I must say it’s making me want to venture on up with my cousin’s new one this year. I can’t wait!

Breakups Made Simple

Where was this guy during my dating years? He could have saved me a lot of time telling losers to buzz off.


The Job Search Is On

I’ve been searching for a new job with no luck for awhile. The place I work now isn’t exactly the greatest place for me to be, especially since I moved to third shift. Let me tell you about a little history/info on my current situation.

I currently work at Itron. The job is great if you are a hired on employee, but I’m a temp. I’ve been a temp for a year and two weeks. When I got this job, I started on first shift, the plant was striving, I was getting tons of overtime, and I was told I would be hired on at the first opportunity they had to move me to third shift. Policy is to get hired on, you must make a shift change to show your willingness to be flexible for some crap like that. To make a long story short, a year later, I have been moved to third shift, and I have no hopes of getting hired. There have been many bad business decisions that have put a lot of jobs in jeopardy, and so I’m stuck working a horrible job on a horrible shift for low temp pay, and it’s just not cutting it anymore.

For about 3 months now I’ve been searching for another job with no luck. The job market around here is extremely pitiful, and we have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. This is partly due to all the illegals we have looking for jobs here. I don’t care where you’re from, but if you come here looking for a job, do it legally! Anywho, this has put me in a very rough position. Neither my hubby or I have any benefits or insurance. We’re wanting to start a family, but it’s difficult when we know we don’t qualify for state help, but we can’t afford our own private insurance, so what can we do? It’s all a vicious cycle of looking for a job in a jobless area hoping to find something with insurance.