Friday, December 12

Because a person can only look at real estate listings on the web for so long before they need a chuckle....

Monday, December 8

One Door Shut, Another Opens

Well, here goes.....
(no tears tammy!)

Almost 3 months ago Steve applied for a position with Park County, Colorado. My home state. We have been waiting on pins & needles! We've searched for churches, homeschool groups, dance lessons, tae kwon do lessons, library locations, etc. We've scoured every possible real estate option and had narrowed it down to the land I highlighted in this post. We referred to it as "ours". I have pictures of it hanging on the fridge for crying out loud!

I'm going to miss it....

Steve did not get the job in Park County. Period. I'm a little angry, I have to admit. I know his qualifications. I know what he knows, and how talented an equipment mechanic he is! He never even got a phone call! The human resource staff has repeatedly apologized that the department heads hiring for that job never even contacted us. Something seems fishy about the whole thing. I wonder if someone's brother/son/cousin didn't just find themselves in a new job.....

Not long ago, Steve said to me, "I can't help but wonder if God doesn't have something else waiting for us."

Well, guess what. He may have just that!

Late last week I received an email from the National Park System. Yes. National. Park. System. It was sent to alert us to a job opening that Steve is qualified for, and by the end of the week, WILL be applying for.

Family and friends, this is just a small glimpse as to what could be Steve's work environment, should his application be accepted for Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic.

This is Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado's largest body of water. It's found in the Curecanti National Recreation area of Gunnison Colorado. Should Steve get the job, his shop would be right on the shores of this lake.

And this is only minutes away:

I have goose bumps just thinking about it!


One word.


Stay tuned......


Well, in the midst of the chaos in our home these last few weeks (months) I finally sat down to throw together a post about the 3-Day Cancer Walk. I can't believe it's been over 2 months since that walk!

I chose not to take my digital camera with, as I was sure I'd lose it or drop it along the way. Instead I took one of those disposable, outdoor cameras. It did pretty well, but scanning in hard copies is time consuming!

So, without any further adieu, I give you a small sampling of what I experienced.