My department at work was restructured and my team is temporarily on a new floor, while a new location is being remodeled for us. My cubicle is huge and I have two windows and I'm so happy.
Pat and Jerry Roseberry were in Utah so we had a nice visit with them. Pat and my mom have been good friends since I was a kid, and I spent hours at their house.
Nathan chopped down a volunteer tree that got taller than me before we really noticed it. It was growing right next to the house and couldn't stay there.
I canned 7 quarts and 15 pints of pear sauce, and 32 pints of chicken (but 4 didn't seal). We shared a lot of pears with friends too.
Then I mopped the floor after all the canning stickiness. The mop broke when I was almost done and spilled rust all over the clean floor. Here's how I finished mopping.Some other non-picture updates on us.
- Nathan was fired two weeks ago (drama - let's not get into it). That same day, the car required a $400 repair.
- We've been very blessed. My income has grown so we can live on my income, with a little cutting back. We have money in savings and an awful lot of food storage.
- The car accident settlement was a lot lower than expected. We didn't expect to get anything after the bills were paid. A few days after Nathan lost his job, the attorney informed us he had negotiated down the medical bills and reduced his fee, so we got a check for $6400. Taxes and tithing take a chunk of it, but still, what a blessing.
- I was released from my calling at church. I have been assigned to work with the children for the past 3 1/2 years. This has been bittersweet for me. I've spent a lot of time and it's nice to have those responsibilities off my shoulders. I've grown to love the kids a lot though, and in a way, I'm struggling to re-define who I am. There are a few other factors making this change hard. Anyway, moving on!