I finally got a job! It’s temporary, but that is the easiest way to get into this company. They love hiring their permanent employees from their temp pool. I’ve had my eye on them for years, even before the layoff – I just never had a reason to really get started applying there.
However, I still haven’t found the ONLY existing copy of my mom’s memoirs. She thinks she may have taken it to Cuba on her last trip. She emailed her brother to check and will be checking herself when she goes again soon.