More on Phone Calls and Waiting

5 March 14

I checked in with my new boss Monday and told her that I had not yet heard from the owner of MM. She had said when I spoke to her a week ago that if I had not heard from him he might need a bit of a push. Hence my call. Well, he called yesterday as I was loading boxed into the jeep at the current job that www donated by one of my awesome parents and I missed it. He left me a voicemail and asked me to call him today and touch base which I did at lunch today.

We had a short, but good conversation. He asked about my timetable and I told him my plans. He had said that he would like to see a resume even though I had told the new boss my qualifications and she was very excited to have another teacher on staff that was certified. I emailed him my resume after the phone call and he said he would share the info with his wife and would get back to me. I called the new boss and kept her apprised of the conversation and a few of my observations from that conversation.

Now comes my least favorite part. I wait. Either my boss will call or the owner will call. I did tell him in my email with resume that if there was a desire on his part or on the part of my new boss to meet me before the official move I would be willing to make a trip so we can all sit down and be on the same page.

On a house related note we had a prospective buyer come by yesterday and he liked the house but Kon was sleeping and Rach did not want to wake him. The buyer knew this beforehand and liked the house enough that he said he would come back during a time that was not nap time to see the bedroom. Here again, we wait.

We know how much I love this part…

What’s Next?

1 March 14

The most difficult decision to make when one is packing up a house that they are living in is the question.. “What next?” We got rid of a few things today, thus clearing out a bit of the kitchen and the family room. I’ve got some boxes ready for the shed.. But the constant feeling in all of this is that we have not done enough.

We are making a transition from washable plates and bowls to paper products for a while to see if this helps worth keeping the kitchen cleaner for showings. The kids have done a GREAT job with their areas of the house. The toy areas of the house are clearer than normal, and I know that this helps as well.

I just wish we had someone come to the house that stays for longer than 5 minutes. I know it will happen, and I know that things are falling into place as they should, but it is so difficult to wait for that perfect person, couple, family to show up and us actually get a call saying that we have an offer. I have the thought at times regarding this: “So we get the call.. WHAT THEN? What do we pack that we haven’t? What changes? What do we not really need that we are holding on to.. I guess these questions will answer themselves in one way or another when the time comes and this is just me being impatient. Again.

One step closer

23 February 14

I got a phone call today from Talia’s godmother. The connection that she has with the Medford Montessori school saw her at church and was asking about my number because apparently someone from the school called her and was looking to get in touch with me.

This is great news because I left a message on Friday for the second time since January trying to get some sort of an idea as to what might happen with that job opportunity and it looks like we may be one step closer to an answer.

Having something finalized as far as employment goes gives me the opportunity to go back to the lender and have him start running numbers so that I can figure out what we’re able to do with either buying a house when we move or starting out renting for six months and moving forward from there.

I hate waiting, as we all already know, but at least this is one step closer.

Been A While

25 July 09

Well, I am going to try and keep this post short considering that it has been a long while since i posted here. We have moved twice into two different apartments, although calling the first place we moved to an apartment is being extremely nice, it was a slum. Thanks be to God we were able to get out of there and get into a place we overwhelmingly love to pieces. We are outside of our initial “desired area” but knowing what we know and seeing the place we are in we do not mind one bit. We managed to attain a 2 bed/2 bath/ 2 floor town home. It is amazing.  We are stil unpacking out boxes, but slowly this apartment is looking more and more like a little home.

Things on the work front are good, some struggles, but overall, very good. I have met some of the new people that were not here 2 yrs ago and the ones that were are great. It is great to be back in my element doing what I love and being in a position where I can say that I love my job, I love the people I work with and getting up for work is a joy and not a fear. This is a rare thing, I know and I am so grateful.

Church is great. Some minor differences in music, but I am learning. Father Damian is awesome. We are going ot have to sit down one of these days to have a chat about things though and we will see what he says about the things I ant to tell him and what we do (if anything) with them. The bishop is coming to visit the mission in November and I am really looking forward to that. I miss St. Peter’s and our friends and the people we love but we try and keep in touch through Facebook since many of them are on there and we can send pokes and messages and stay connected. For those that are not on there there is always email.

Talia is getting so huge and so smart! So many little stories and things I could tell, but if I do not do that all here, maybe I can make little posts about it and spread them over the quiet times. I am so grateful for the friends we have out here from Church who were awesome in helping us with our moves. I feel so bad that we had t do this twice, but it is over now and I just want them to know how much their help and love and support have been for us in this mess.

I am going to try and keep this thing going some sort of regularly and we will see what we can do so this does not end up like all of the other blogs I started that ended in disrepair with months between posts. Here’s hoping. Until then!


5 June 09

So, I took the afternoon/evening to pack my clothes today and ended up having to use the old Army duffel rather than a smaller bag like I wanted to. It was easy and sort of hard at the ame time because as easy as it is to pack this time is a lttle harder because as I pack it becomes more and more apparent that this move is coming closer and closer.

Pat of me is ready for the move and part of me is still very sad about the whole thing. I want to know that things are going to work out quickly and without a hitch, but I have an appointment with a apartment finder company so we wil see what happens.

Cabin Fever

22 May 09

I has it. And with me not leaving the state of CA for another month I am not sure how I am going to manage. I still have no work and have not heard from any of the jobs I have previously applied for, in terms of a job I can do to tide me over til I get to AZ. It is very hard for me to stay here with nothing to show for it. No money, no job, nothing to do and in the end nothing to help me with my transition except for money that I have to borrow from the in-laws.

I have said many times that I am grateful for the help that they have given us while we were here in CA, but there comes a point where a man has to stand on his own two feet and be able to support his family without support from others. I am not saying that if we fall on hard times we are made to suffer, but there comes a point where a man has ot exist on his own or there is no point to existing. Not to mention it is not fair to my wife and daughter for us to have to live like this. If I can not provide for them then who am I?

I know it is only a matter of thirty days, but that is a long time when you have nothing to hold you over. I am trying to think of a way to make some money to hold me over, but it seems impossible to do from this state. It is just so hard to be on he brink of something great when you are forced to wait for the chips to fall into place. I’m trying to be patient, I really am, it’s just that I want my family to be supported and happy, that is my primary concern.

Well, I guess at this point, that is all I can do, wait and pray, Fiat Voluntas Tua.

Answers and Alternatives

21 May 09

Well, on one hand we are one step closer to a schedule for my departure and in the other hand we still gotta fill in some blanks on the how and when of this wondrous little riddle.

I got an email from Juli today after I emailed her about the possibility of working this summer and the response I got was not as promising as I had hoped. It seems they filled the needed positions for the first session of the program, but there might be positions open for the 2nd session. In July…

This would not be so much of a bummer, except it means we are a month behind on the relocation plans for me and a month later on the plans for Rach to move. The 2nd session starts the first week in July… which means I will miss Rach’s birthday (which I would have if I got into the first session, but I had hoped if I got the 2nd session it would not miss it. Grr..

I am also really looking forward to putting things together in Tempe and the longer I have to wait the more her parents have to pay for and at this point the price for all of this is going up more and more.

  • Rent for the months we remain in the apartment
  • Storage space for our stuff til Rach makes the move out to Tempe
  • U-haul with Hitch, mileage etc.
  • Bus ticket to Tempe July or Aug.

See, and yet again here we are in a place I do not want to be.  I am so tired of having other pay for me to exist. If I were to add all those expenses up it would be a few thousand dollars. This is not good. The hardest point in all of this for me is that there is nothing that I can do about it at this point. The job is the lifeline for me at this point and until that falls into place I’ve gotta stay here and do… something…

Oh well, we will see. Juli is on vacation til Tuesday (I forgot that Mon. was a holiday, bad me,)  and then hopefully Thursday she and Linda will call and then at least things as far as Fall will be solidified and she said that she will look at the 2nd Session roster and see if there is a need for more help and if there is I can slip into a position and then I will be moving in July.

The only thing that could save my life at this point is if I get a call from In-N-Out and they will hire me for a month. I feel bad going and taking a position for a month only to leave, but I need to start doing something before I die completely.

Oh well, tomorrow we are taking Gremlin to the zoo and so I shall have a more upbeat and happy blog for you all. Until then, fiat voluntas tua!