Instead of an email inviting me to enter their employment, this morning I got a note from the kidney people saying that they were continuing to interview candidates, and a decision should be made by the end of NEXT week as to whom they wanted to hire. This is not encouraging, as clearly they were not so impressed that I was the right person for the job that they decided to ignore further applications from other job-seekers; in fact, they decided to delay their decision-making for a week.
My friend June is encouraging me to apply to teach English abroad, and given the way things are going domestically, that may well be where I end up. My passport was due to expire at the end of this coming September, and so last night I filled out the renewal paperwork, got my picture taken at the local Walgreen's today, and immediately mailed off the application, my old passport, and a large check for all the fees to the expedited service at the Department of State. Barring an unforeseen delay, I should have my new passport in less than two weeks.