Between our store and bakery and being a mommy, I probably didn't need another job BUT I got one anyways.
The town office was hiring a new town clerk for 20 hours a week and I decided to apply. I kinda got the inside scoop on the availability of this position coming up since my mom was the "quitting" town clerk.
Haha...oh, the dynamics of living in a tiny place! And by tiny, I do mean T-I-N-Y! I did a count and we have, according to my numbers, 229 year-round residents in our little joint community of Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook (or GBS). That number goes up quite a bit in the summer with 57 homes in the areas being used as cottages.
And I have to tell ya the summer home thing was a little weird for me to get used when I moved back to Newfoundland. When I was a kid, you knew EVERYONE, the houses were occupied year-round for the most part by people you knew and talked to practically every day. Things are much different now and we have people from all over the world coming to stay in our beautiful little bayside town. And I don't much blame them I suppose - this place is awesome, particularly if you need a break from the rat race. No racing here - no Sir-ry!
So, I got a little sidetracked. I was telling you about my new job.
I am the GBS town clerk. I am the only person who works in the town office. I sit there all by my lonesome 4 mornings a week accompanied only by the sound of the heater constantly cutting in because it's SO FRIKKIN' COLD here still!
Might I add the same building I work in also houses the Park Wardens office and the Fire Hall. And the only gas station and mechanic is right next door. The community hall and 2 of our 3 churches are across the road. It's a small world.
And I have a great view! My back window looks through a dozen evergreens and drops off the edge of a cliff into the sea. I'm seriously hoping noone gets the inkling to cut down those trees or else I'll erode into the watery depths. I imagine there may be days, like working in any office, when something will annoy me so much I may even consider cutting down those trees myself.
Anyways, it appears I may have lost my mind. But the thing is - this job pays! woohoo!!