Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday Musings

Today I am thankful for a loving and caring hubby.

We did not set our alarms for this morning because we don't have to open the lot till 10:00 a.m.  I slept till about 8:30 a.m. and Ron got up close to 10 a.m.  I was glad he got lots of rest.  He usually lets me sleep in so I was glad to let him have his morning.

We set up the 10 trees we got delivered late yesterday afternoon.  We sold three trees today ~ that makes 12!  We had a pretty quiet day today.  Like I said we sold three trees today and had a couple of lookie lous.  Had a surprise visit from our friend Jim Rutherford.  He drives bus here in Snohomish County so stopped by for a little visit.  He brought us a gift card and some bus schedules so we don't have to drive our car every where we go.  Since we don't have to open the lot during the week till 10:00 a.m.  I think we are going to go for a couple of bus rides and see what's around us.  Since arriving last Tuesday we have not driven any where and only walked to Safeway and the Dollar Store a few times.

That's what leads me to why I am thankful for my hubby.  We don't have much to drink here in the motor home as we finished off the Propel and the soda pop I bought while we were in the condo in Birch Bay.  The only thing in the fridge to drink was mocha's (don't want those at night ~ as I would be up all night) and some Mike's and milk.  Didn't really want an alcoholic beverage and the milk is for breakfast. And I hate water except the flavored kind.  I mentioned something about walking over to Safeway and Ron got up and said he would go.  He came back with two six packs of diet coke ~ thank you for loving (spoiling) me Ron!

He is so good at doing little things for me.  Earlier this afternoon I didn't feel too well, just exhausted so he encouraged me to take a nap.  I slept for almost two hours.  Must have needed it.


Ron does lots of other things for me ~ I am so thankful that the Lord brought us together over 34 years ago.  


I have been asked by a couple of people how we get paid.  We are paid a commission on the trees we sell.  It is a percentage of the net price of the trees.  Also covered is our electricity and sewer dumping charges (when the guy comes to clean the port-a-potty) they also dump our tanks.  The one thing we have not figured out yet is how we are going to get water.  When we left Blaine last Tuesday Ron filled our holding tank.  Not sure how long we can go before we run out of water.  I was worried about it the first few days but Ron keeps reassuring me that he will get us water when we need it.  See one more thing I can be thankful for ~ Ron knows what to say to me so I don't worry about the little things.

Others have asked what are our plans for when we are done selling Christmas trees.  We will be going to Lewiston for a couple of weeks.  We want to see Brandon coaching his basketball team, Max playing basketball and get in some more hugs from Christopher.  Then we are back to Blaine on the 9th of January as Ron has jury duty for two weeks.  While Ron is doing his civic duty I hope to get lots of play time with Opal.  After that we are not sure.  It will all depend on what doors open for employment.


Prayer request ~ as you know we are putting our applications out there for work for next Spring/Summer.  We have had a couple of campgrounds reply to our emails/resumes.  We would appreciate your continued prayers for the doors to open wide wherever we are supposed to work next year.

That's all for now.  We got another delivery of trees late today.  Found out the guys delivering the trees are the cousins of Ron's cousins that live in Longview.   Definitely a small world.


Take care and God Bless. 

4 comments:

  1. Aww what a sweetie you have! Still praying for those trees to dissapear. I bet this weekend you will be so busy!!

    Remember to cast your worries in HIS hands..He will carry you!!

    Hugs Cindy Rick-Rack and Gingham

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  2. For sure the perfect Spring/Summer job will appear. You are having quite a variety of experiences and it all helps on the resume.

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  3. Hi Alice and Ron,
    Just thinking of you every time I drive anywhere and see the Christmas tree lots set up around Caldwell, Nampa and Eagle. Today I drove Ethan to his speech and music and passed about 3 lots. There is one right on Nampa/Caldwell Boulevard near where our apartment is.
    I had not had time to read your latest writings and kept looking forward to reading about how it is going. You said how sometimes an email or comment can brighten your day. I know how that is! I feel like if I need some encouragement about the limited work opportunities that we have in the winter are a lot the same. We walk by faith and trust that the LORD KNOWS what work HE has for us to do. I know we are busy so by faith I believe that we are doing what it is He knows is right, not necessarily getting paid anything to do it. Even paying to go to games and for all the necessary things that the kids need. But we are glad for the birthdays, holidays and family to get to be together with each other and them. I like and agree with your plans for 'hugs' and 'watching games'. Others might not understand how fitting those things in are so important, but as a Mom, I sure do! Getting too busy doing other things and missing out on those would definitely be missing out! I know how it is to have a son who is a 9th grader and suddenly they have graduated and could not care less if you are there watching them or not. (Well, God knows if maybe they do remember and enjoy those old days too)... We saw Kyle Draganis play at Skyview last Saturday as Vallivue beat them in overtime. Noah was not in at the end of the game, but he did play important minutes and we were so glad that he had a great first game, shot a 3, took a charge (bonsai award for him!) and played great defense and ball handling, getting rebounds also and an assist. I know you remember Kyle as Brandon coached him and our son Jonathan way back years ago and they won many games that season especially up in Pendleton or wherever that is where the big yellow gym and school building is at, pretty sure it is Pendleton! Okay, well I need to go pick up Noah. He has a game tonight again. The first home game of his high school varsity season..as a freshman. His coach said he would not be surprised if by the end of the season he will be a starter! It is vs. Bishop Kelly and likely to be a snowy drive. Glad it is a home game and not too far to drive. Kurtis, Matthew, Jon and Tim are driving from Emmett. Matt has not seen Noah play yet as the last game on Saturday was the same time as Matt had refferreeing at Rocky Mountain. Sorry, about too many f's and r's in that word...gotta go! Have a GREAT DAY! Love, Roxine

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  4. Hi Alice and Ron,
    Just thinking of you every time I drive anywhere and see the Christmas tree lots set up around Caldwell, Nampa and Eagle. Today I drove Ethan to his speech and music and passed about 3 lots. There is one right on Nampa/Caldwell Boulevard near where our apartment is.
    I had not had time to read your latest writings and kept looking forward to reading about how it is going. You said how sometimes an email or comment can brighten your day. I know how that is! I feel like if I need some encouragement about the limited work opportunities that we have in the winter are a lot the same. We walk by faith and trust that the LORD KNOWS what work HE has for us to do. I know we are busy so by faith I believe that we are doing what it is He knows is right, not necessarily getting paid anything to do it. Even paying to go to games and for all the necessary things that the kids need. But we are glad for the birthdays, holidays and family to get to be together with each other and them. I like and agree with your plans for 'hugs' and 'watching games'. Others might not understand how fitting those things in are so important, but as a Mom, I sure do! Getting too busy doing other things and missing out on those would definitely be missing out! I know how it is to have a son who is a 9th grader and suddenly they have graduated and could not care less if you are there watching them or not. (Well, God knows if maybe they do remember and enjoy those old days too)... We saw Kyle Draganis play at Skyview last Saturday as Vallivue beat them in overtime. Noah was not in at the end of the game, but he did play important minutes and we were so glad that he had a great first game, shot a 3, took a charge (bonsai award for him!) and played great defense and ball handling, getting rebounds also and an assist. I know you remember Kyle as Brandon coached him and our son Jonathan way back years ago and they won many games that season especially up in Pendleton or wherever that is where the big yellow gym and school building is at, pretty sure it is Pendleton! Okay, well I need to go pick up Noah. He has a game tonight again. The first home game of his high school varsity season..as a freshman. His coach said he would not be surprised if by the end of the season he will be a starter! It is vs. Bishop Kelly and likely to be a snowy drive. Glad it is a home game and not too far to drive. Kurtis, Matthew, Jon and Tim are driving from Emmett. Matt has not seen Noah play yet as the last game on Saturday was the same time as Matt had refferreeing at Rocky Mountain. Sorry, about too many f's and r's in that word...gotta go! Have a GREAT DAY! Love, Roxine

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