Friday, July 1, 2016

Time to Catch Our Breaths

It has been a couple of crazy and uncertain weeks but we are making our way each day.

Last Wednesday, June 22nd, was our last day of work as Co-Managers at Astor House.  For the most part it was a good day and yet hard in so many ways.  

Wednesday evening we were treated to dinner by one of our sweet friends of Astor House, Terri took us to Mazatlan for a wonderful Mexican dinner.  Thanks Terri for all the laughs and encouragement.

Thursday was a busy day of packing and packing some more with a couple of trips to Fred Meyer to get some more totes!!! Oh why oh why did we give all those totes away??  Thursday evening we were treated to dinner at the new Old Spaghetti Factory in Sherwood by Harry & Judy and Jim & Patti..we had a great time of fellowship, eating delicious food and spending some time in prayer about our future and our journey as we leave Holiday Retirement.

Friday was more packing, picking up the Uhaul truck and me accepting the position of Community Flex Manager.  We are not sure how it will work out but we know that we are moving in faith as God opens doors for us.  In the evening we had another evening out with two of our co-workers ~ Shirley and Marcia took us for drinks and appetizers at Trees in Sherwood.  It was a lot of fun, great food and terrific conversation.

Saturday found us up early and doing the last of the packing.  Brandon and all four of his boys arrived at 8:30 and we got to work loading the truck.  About 9:30 Bill showed up and helped us finish up two truck loads and lots of stacking and restacking and the storage unit is full as well as the back of our car.  By 3:15 we were done and headed to Applebees for a late lunch/early dinner.

All in all the move went smoothly.  We couldn't have done it without all the helpers.  

Sunday morning I was off to Madrona Hills in Salem, OR for two and a half days of training as a Flex Manager.  Learned a lot of questions to be asking managers upon arrival at a new community.  It was interesting to see how two communities that are supposed to be the same are not exactly the same yet similar.  I look forward to my first assignment sometime after the 7th of July.  

While I was busy "flexing"  Ron was busy as Grandpa.  They went to Bridal Vail Falls on a hike with Brandon and the three little boys.  And then on Monday they played games and read stories together.  Monday evening they went to swim lessons.  Tuesday I joined Ron in the afternoon and in the evening we made garden burgers for supper before it was time for another round of swim lessons.

Wednesday was a catch up day, applying for new jobs, running errands and then in the evening Brandon took the little boys to swim lessons and we were off to the airport to pick up Danalyn and then we along with Danalyn and Max went out for sushi at Sushiland.  Yummy food and great conversation made for a nice way to end a busy first half of the week.

Thursday morning found us having a phone interview for a position in Waco, TX.  Yes, thewanderingworkentins may be traveling once again.  We have put the whole job situation in the Lord's hands and will see where He opens doors for us.  

After an hour on the phone we loaded up the car and made our way to Blaine for a few days of rest and relaxation.  We will head back to Gresham on Tuesday as Ron has a doctors appointment on Wednesday afternoon.  

So in the meantime have a great

I will write more later!!!


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