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No word from the temp agencies, and my savings give out this month. Might be able to pay one month's rent by selling comics collection, but that only works once.

Will be redoubling efforts to find job.
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Have now started online classes at Rasmussen. It's been pretty exhausting, but I've done my homework and reading for the week.

Had an interview with Pro Staff. I think it went well, but it's hard to actually fail a temp interview if you are at all competent. The real trick is being chosen for good assignments.

Budget very tight.
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Apparently, my VRAP finding came through, so I am now officially enrolled at Rasmussen in the Business Management program.

Went to orientation today. I figured that they'd take pictures, so went in my good suit. Turns pout I was right, so I will look sharp on my student ID.
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New computer in place, am at least on the internet. Am mostly broke now.

To celebrate, here is a review I posted on Goodreads.

The Invisible ChimesThe Invisible Chimes by Margaret Sutton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


This is a simple mystery story aimed at young teenaged girls, ala Nancy Drew. Judy is a girl with a forceful personality and boundless curiosity, plus she's good at details, all of which serve her well in dealing with the mysteries she runs into. Her primary weakness is that she jumps to conclusions, and will ignore data that contradicts her hypotheses until someone reminds her otherwise.



The mystery itself is pretty straightforward; I guessed all the twists several pages before Judy herself did (and I think most genre savvy readers will as well.)



Two things struck me about this story. First, the group of friends going out to the antique store/cafe where the robbery takes place consists of three high school girls, three college student boys, and a man who's already graduated college and is fully employed. The last is one of the fellows who's interested in Judy in a "more than just friends" way, though Judy herself seems oblivious to this.



The other thing was the strong current of classism; such things as "the better sort of people" comes up several times, including a conclusion that the sweet-tempered Honey could not have come from a lower-class family. It's briefly mentioned that Judy has friends from the low-income end of town, but they make no actual appearance.



If you share this book with a young reader, you may want to talk about the assumption that wealthy people are that way because they're "better" than poor people.



Otherwise, a fun book for its target audience.



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Oh, and if you didn't notice my post two down, please take a look.

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