10-07-2013, 08:17 AM
Loved the article Brad!!! How awesome!
Originally Posted by Bradmac
Good Thursday morning, my Christmas friends!
The Luke Bryan concert was a hit, and his road crew had his equipment packed up and hauled away before daylight this morning, on the next gig. The outdoor event was about three miles from my house, and my windows rattled till it was over LOL.
It's been so busy here at work for the last few days, I feel a bit out-of-touch. Hopefully, things are normalizing now.
Here's a link to an article the local paper did on my son & me. Check it out!
I hope y'all have a great day!
Awesome news Brent! Good luck today!!!
I'm jumping in here b/c I'm pretty sure I won't be able to read ALL the posts since Thursday...but I'll try!!!
Originally Posted by brent
Good afternoon everyone!
Just stopping by for a quick hello! How about the 'Pines last night?! Ol' Carl knows how to throw an October party! I wonder how he will celebrate next week. After all, it is the final 'Pines Day before our Thanksgiving here in Canada. Hopefully he keeps that in mind. Perhaps some nice tri-cornered hats with a few Thanksgiving specials... a mixture of Columbus Day and our Thanksgiving.
I think I should provide an update on my apartment/employment situation. They have both been solved. Kim and I are going to remain at our apartment until the end of April. Our friend Cassie is moving out of her place with her sister and needed a place to live until the same time next year. She plans on moving in with her boyfriend next Spring, but didn't want to quite yet as they have only been dating for less than a year. Anyway, she asked if she could move in with us. We really like the idea. We aren't forced into renting a place we don't really want and the market should be a lot better when all the students move out in the spring.
In regards to employment, I start a new admin position with an Engineering company on Monday. I had an interview last week. I didn't really think much of it, but they seemed to enjoy me. It's a maternity leave contract that lasts until the end of May. The pay is OK and I receive a $2500 bonus if I remain for the entirety of the contract. By my calculations, the bonus combined with my tax return should basically pay for my trip to Italy and a few places around Europe next summer. Just in case, I will do some savings at the position, too.
Well, including today, I have two more days left of unemployment. It's been a good run but I am ready to work. Luckily, I think I will be able to enjoy the comforts of MMC at the new job, too.
Have a great Thursday, everyone! We're really closing in on 90% and the Season is becoming more evident with each day that passes!
Hope you all had a great weekend!!! What a rainy weekend we had. Saturday was pretty nice but it rained in the morning & at night. Yesterday was pretty much a wash out! I got a lot of crocheting done anyway! I have some pics to post on the blossoms thread from Ben Franklin.
Have a Merry Monday!
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace & goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.