Friday, May 24, 2013

Hey! Been settling into my new position just fine.  Learning more and  more about it with each passing day. I am now officially set up with my own phoneline!

But more exciting is the fact that my little brother Matt (who is 19) flew in from California today. He has a few days to spend with his family before they expect him back at the marine base. He was promoted to Team Leader recently. It is an honor, but it also carries a great wieght of responsibility. Anything goes wrong, and the blame is on him. I can tell it makes him nervous, but at the same time he is proud. He will be shipped out for combat in North Korea in November. He was happy about that because he feared being stationed in Afghanistan.

My other little brother, Tommy has just signed on with the Marines. He has to graduate high school this year first but he is excited to be following his brother. I hope he gets what he needs out of it, so as long as he comes back home when it is all done.

Tomorrow we will be going to Plymouth, NE to visit my dad's grave. Then we will have lunch with his mom, (my grandma). Matthew is coming with us :) I was a little surprised he wanted to ride along but it was a good surprise! It's hard to find time with him when he visits because his high school friends crowd him really well.

Tomorrow night is a full moon! Plan on lighting the firepit and making s'mores with Chloe :) She doesn't know it yet, hee-hee. Then Sunday and Monday we're just sticking close to home, we don't have to work Monday because it is holiday...yay three day weekend!

Until next time...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A New Position!

Hey Everybody! Just thought I would give a quick update on what's up. Last week I checked into an available spot in the office of the company I work for. The HR Manager came and spoke to me personally about it after she received by voicemails. She basically gave me a mini interview and then told me she would keep me in mind. At that time they had already filled the position so I wasn't expecting to hear back from her anytime soon.

Well, two days later my boss, Vern came up to me and said Amy (the boss in the office) wanted to talk to me. What?! Apparently the girl they put in there hated the work and wanted to go back to her factory work on the floor as soon as possible. So...I was one of three chosen for an official interview. The next day my boss informed me that I would be starting in about a week! He didn't want to lose me as a worker, he had to find two people to fill the responsibilities that I fulfilled in that area... he even tried go above Amy to keep me on the floor but to no avail.

In a weird way I felt kind of bad leaving because I know how much he relied on me...but in the long run the office will be the best place for me. Especially in the summer when it gets super hot! Unfortunately they do not have air conditioning on the floor...but the office does :)

I wasn't sure what to expect in the office but this was my second day there and I absolutely adore it! I picked up on everything quickly (which wasn't a surprise because I usually do) and the girls I work with are really nice. This is the kind of work i have always wanted to do. It still keeps me busy throughout the day, (without breaking a sweat, lol), I get to use computer programs AND formulas for list pricing, etc. It challenges my brain a bit which is something I do enjoy. I am so thankful to have been given the opportunity to see if this job was right for me, because it turned out to be absolutely perfect! Especially since I get to keep the same hours as my husband!!