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Monday, June 25, 2007
End of June
It's hard to believe that June will come to an end this week as I was focused on the beginning of the month and our move to Yakima. I've been in my new job for two full weeks and I'm really enjoying the people and the work.
Right now I'm on my own as Lloyd has been at the North American Convention of the Church of God since Wednesday last week. I will be picking him up from the airport on Thursday night this week - so he will have been gone another 9 days (8 nights).
I've been able to get the house a little more organized than it was before he left and have the room for Lori & Darryl all made up as we anxiously await their arrival by Friday! It will be wonderful to get to spend some time with both of them and to see Lori in all her pregnant glory! The older I get, the more difficult it is to be away from family and I wish we could be together more often - but I will enjoy the time I do have!
As Jonathan posted, he is leaving in a week for South Africa on his 6 week missions trip. Please pray for his safety and for the group - that they will be able to do good things there and many will see Jesus love in action.
It is tough to be so far away from our boys, but we are managing with phone calls and emails. It really is nice to live in the same house as my husband for a change - when he's home, that is.
We are looking forward to a short trip to Edmonton for the Labor Day weekend and look forward to seeing that side of the family. It's been three years since I've been there (except for a half-day last spring on my way to Lori's wedding). I've already booked a hair appointment with my former hair stylist, Karen. Can't wait to see everyone. Lloyd's Uncle Joe & Aunt Hertha celebrated their 50th anniversary this past Saturday, and although we couldn't be there - our hearts were with them as they celebrate. Congratulations you two!
Not much else is going on. I did get a chance to dead head my roses in the front yard, still have to work on the ones in the back - but all in good time. I have one week left if my Global Business class before starting two classes next month: U.S. History and Earth Science. Should be fun!
Friday, June 22, 2007
One more week,,,
Well I have almost been in my apartment for a full month. It has been fun. It is kind of weird being out on my own with no parents, but I am surviving. At least my brothers are here, so I am not homesick by any means.
One more week until I leave for South Africa. I am so excited. I almost have everything taken care of and I am ready to go. Thank you all for your prayers and your support.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Well it's been about 3 weeks now that I've officially been living on my own and without my parents. It's been interesting, and I've definitely been surviving. My roommates and I try to cook our dinner meals together whenever possible, which works out to be many evenings. We've gone shopping lots to the grocery store and costco, and our cupboards and fridge/freezer are quite full.
I've also had the opportunity to spend time with my brothers on several occasions. One of the biggest changes has been having to pay bills. Other than flyers/coupons most of my mail has been bills. However, I have received a few things from Aunt Lori (thanks again!).
This past Friday I received my first paycheck, which was really great, although most of it was gone within a couple hours because I bought a new computer! I bought a Dell Desktop with a dual-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, and Windows Vista. I also bought a monitor separately, and it's a 19-inch widescreen LCD monitor.
The job has been going really well. Everyday I am learning more and more. I've even received some very good feedback and great compliments from my superiors. I've had a few early mornings at work, a couple of 6ams, and one 4am. In my training that remains I still have an overnight shift (12am - 8:30am) and a few more 6am & 4am mornings.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Wow - what a week!
Okay, it's been more than a week since I posted but so much has happened. We finally received our furniture and other stuff late Thursday. We've been working non-stop to get things put away and organized. No offense to my boys, but I've got a lot more space to put stuff, without all of their things. Lloyd and I are really enjoying working together to get the house in order. It's just nice to spend time together. He asked me yesterday on the way back from our visit to Seattle's Fairview congregation when he has to say good-bye and go back to Edmonds. We're both just kind of pinching ourselves in order to believe that we are back together again, permanently. God is good! Tomorrow I will start working for Educational Service District 105 and also continue building my Shaklee business. Speaking of which, Lloyd will be attending the Shaklee convention in Nashville in August. They are anticipating about 15, 000 attendees. Would be nice if I could go too, but I just won't have time with school and all.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
News from Yakima
It's hard to believe it's already been a week since the movers began to load our things. You may or may not have heard the story, but they didn't send a big enough truck, so they had to send another truck the next day (Wed) to finish loading. We had planned to have that whole day to clean the house and run the last minute errands before having dinner with our boys and heading on up to Yakima. Well, as usual, the best laid plans....It was almost 7pm on Wednesday when the movers left and we still had to finish the cleaning. We tried to do what we could throughout the day, but you can't get to everything while people are walking all over the place. So about 8:30pm we left for Fresno to have dinner with Luke and Andrew and to visit Jonathan at work. It was midnight when we got back to Hanford so we got a motel room and slept for a few hours before getting up to go finish the cleaning. We had arranged for the property manager to come over at 7:45am to check the place so we had to get busy. I vacuumed and Lloyd shampooed the carpets. Thankfully the mainfloor is hardwood and linoleum with only the hallway being carpeted, otherwise it would have taken much longer. Rachel arrived just after 8:00am and I was putting the finishing touches in the master bathroom. We were done! We packed the last of our things into the car and went back to our hotel to shower and get ready to leave. We had breakfast/lunch with Andrew about 11:30am, said our last goodbye and headed out on the road. We had originally planned to visit some friends at 2pm in Klamuth Falls, OR, but since we left so late, we had a late lunch with them around 9pm! Then we had to decide if we would keep going or not as we were supposed to meet our new landlords with the keys at 8am. Lloyd said he felt good enough to drive, so we continued on, arriving in Yakima at 5:30 am. We grabbed a room and slept till about 9:30 and then went for breakfast - turns out we weren't going to get into the house until about 6pm that day. So we visited Lloyd's new office to get the phones installed and drove around our new city. Wow, what a week! Now we're still waiting for our furniture and things to arrive - so it's camping in the house! Lloyd left for Colorado yesterday morning and will be home late Thursday. Isn't life exciting.
For those who have been following the "Yoshi" Saga we found a home in Hanford for him with a family we were acquainted with. He was not too happy at first but we've heard he has settled in just fine.
Monday, June 04, 2007
Final Semester Grades
I just checked my grades for this past semester in University, and as expected I received a perfect 4.0 GPA.
This also boosted my overall GPA slightly to a 3.861. This means that of all 8 semester in University, I had a perfect 4.0 GPA in half of those semesters for a total of 4 semesters.
Now I just have to wait on some administrative stuff to get worked out and I will have my diploma in hand and be officially done!