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Well I was gearing up to go back to school in September and I just called today to cancel those plans....

Well after 15 years of working for Custom Chrome, they downsized my dad's ENTIRE DEPARTMENT
So Dad applied at where I work, and they hired him... all was good, or so we thought.
They called saying my Dad's urine drug test came back positive for Marijuana...


My dad has NEVER touched the stuff, not even in the 60's when he was a fucking teenager hippy!
The closest he got was probably in 1976 when his drummer lit one up in the same room.

So they rescinded their offer of a Job to my dad.
I mean how fucking ridiculous! He's a 60 year old man I'm so sure he's toking doobies!!!

So since my parents wanted to retire anyway, they have decided to just do it early now and are gearing up to sell the house and move back to Virginia.

Where does that leave D?

Being the only source of income now in my family, there is just no way I can go back to school now and I certainly cannot afford this house on my own so School is now once again a pipe dream for me and I will be helping sell the house here in California and move to take care of my mom and dad in Virginia and help my dad try to open HIS dream of owning his own guitar shop.

So I am still moving here very soon, but back to the east in Virginia instead of Arizona.

That's why I haven't been doing much lately. Life here has been chaotic to say the least.

There are upsides to this though... don't get me wrong. We will be around our family again, we have NO FAMILY in California at all. So it will be nice to be able to go get things my Grandmother needs and visit her much more often. She is 80 and I do want to be closer to her here before she goes.


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Jul. 5th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
We need to hang out before you move away, I'm going to miss you tons T_T

Sucks about your dad though, I've been trying to get a job at Cigna too :(
Jul. 5th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
Is there any way to contest the results and have a second trial, it sounds really strange, could he go to other doctors to show he hadn't had anything in his system? I feel really bad for your plans being upset.
Jul. 5th, 2007 05:37 am (UTC)
We love you, neesan, and you'll finally be close enough for me to drive down on weekends again. <3

I know this is a rough time, and I'm sorry for all the trouble you guys have going for you right now... but at the same time, forgive my selfish streak as I VERY much look forward to having you in range again.

Love you guys... <3
Jul. 5th, 2007 09:22 am (UTC)
One other thing to look at is that art school in Philly... something to think about?
Jul. 5th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
I'm very sorry for your dad. I wish there had been a way for him to contest that. They should have allowed him a second test.

You're a wonderful daughter for being so supportive of your parents. I hope everything will work out okay. *hugs super tightly*
Jul. 5th, 2007 06:39 am (UTC)
That really sucks...it seems like there'd be a way to ask them to redo it or something, I mean, really. But I guess they probably don't want to deal with the hassle. Assholes. :(

I'm sorry, hon, that was going to be really exciting for you. But I'm sure you'll make the best of it.
Jul. 5th, 2007 07:06 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry about your dad's job and your school. *hugs* Hopefully things'll pick up again when you move though I must say that we'll miss you in California.
Jul. 5th, 2007 07:15 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about that deal with your dad, and school and moving, but I do hope everything turns out well--take care of yourself! *hug*
Jul. 5th, 2007 07:34 am (UTC)
Maybe you can find a good cheap art school in Virginia. (Arizona's too hot anyway. ;)
Jul. 5th, 2007 08:49 am (UTC)
Aw man I am so sorry to hear all that mess. =( Hopefully things will work out in the long run though. *hugs*
Jul. 5th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is outrageous, what happened with your Dad - from the downsizing to the test results.

It's good to hear that you can see upsides to the current situation; as someone with parents in their eighties, I can relate to how it would be a good thing to be near your grandmother. Plus, family who can have your back...it's good to be around them when times require toughing it out.

I hope things will work out so that you can go back to school once things settle down. Take care of yourself in the meantime!
Jul. 5th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
That's so frustrating. >=\
I'm glad you're at peace with the new plans tho. I was wondering if you'd already started school what with your relative LJ silence. ^_^

I have to say, being closer to my granny at her age has been wonderful for me. I talk with her about the past as much as possible, just trying to learn about what life was like and who my family is/was. I lost a granny last year before I had the chance to really get close to her so the remaining one is very precious.

Good luck with all you do!
Jul. 5th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
It's so sad that companies have no sense of loyalty any longer. Laying people off after they've been at the same job for so long is just wrong in so many different ways.
Jul. 5th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
I hope that moving to Virginia will prove to be a great move for you and your parents. I am sure you will reap a lot of joy from being around your grandmother. :)

Take care, you and your parents are certainly in my thoughts and prayers as you ready for your move.
Jul. 5th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
Im sorry
Im sorry to hear all that *hugs* And how dare they accuse my uncle of drugs. He may act like it but he doesnt lol jk. I love my uncle bear. So you guys are for sure moving to virginia? Soon i may be old enough and go out there for the reunions by myself. I hope to see you soon or hear from you at that matter. I hope things work out. Your BUBBAQ
Jul. 6th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
I hope everything works out for all of you... *huggles*
Jul. 8th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
Rock on!! I'm sorry for the circumstances....but hey look at what you gain!....We're only a few hours drive away. You can pop in on a show here and there....

Jul. 8th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
oh god, that would be FUN! ^_^
Jul. 9th, 2007 01:19 pm (UTC)
See! So really coming out here won't be all that bad :). You have family here, friends, and and all kinds of stuff....the show thing is an open invite by the way :).
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