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update on me

Dear Cafe

 

            I'm sorry I've been absent so much recently. I've meant to be here more consistently but I have bad habits of wasting my time when I'm online. Intermittenly I'm busy with work but when I'm not I get caught up in my facebook games or other nonsense. I just wanted to talk about what all is going on. I am doing temp work now, have been for a while. Things come and go. It gets very old. I'll get optimistic that something will last and then it doesn't. I have resumes out so hopefully something lasting will come about. I would love prayers about that. I just want something dependable that will last. The lady at the temp agency relayed my resume for an inventory job which would be great. If not that then I need something. I'm working the next three days and then who knows. It's mentally and physically exhausing to be going like this.

          I guess the other thing that's really on my mind is I'm trying a new church. I haven't been in quite a while because I'm not happy with where my wife goes, it seems a little too fundy for me. This morning I went to one close by that's Presbyterian/United Church of Christ. I liked it and plan to keep going. It's not good for me to be out of church like I have been. Maybe once I've been more I'll look into Sunday School or who knows what else.

           One possible wrinkle to that will be our living situation. Our landlords may or may not be looking to push us out. Apparently our lease is up and we're getting mixed news about whether they just want us to clean up some (which we're doing) or if they think they can get more money from someone else. It's complicated because our landlords are my brother-in-laws ex-wife and her new husband and most of the time my daughters cousins (except when they're with my b-i-l of course). Anyway we may have to find a new place and if so it'll need to be cheap. In and of itself I wouldn't mind being somewhere else but I don't want to have to rush and the process of moving itself I dread.

        At the moment I can't think of anything else to share. I just wanted to let everyone know what's going on and to ask for prayer about all of this. Thank you all.

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Hi Jon;

 

That sucks about your living situation.  Moving is a big chore.

 

And I hear you about wasting time online.  I used to get caught up in all these facebook games too.

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hello jon71 - good hear from you again.  Yes - that temp work situation can be very draining - good for you for sticking with it tho.  Hopefully something more permanent will come along soon.  Living situation sounds challenging - and complicated!   Glad to hear you're back to a church that seems perhaps more connected for you - I wish you well in all three areas of life! (and will add a prayer too!)

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I had been wondering about you so I'm glad that you checked in.  I'll be holding you in my heart and hoping for an upswing in your home/job situation as the days go by.

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Hi jon - a lot going on in your world.  Hope the work, church, and home situation works out the way you want it to.  May an abundance of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love fill  your mind and spirit as you work out these situations in your life.  Have a great day!

 

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Hi Jon, thanks for the update. It is good to see you around here.

 

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Hopefully your good performance in the temp jobs will lead to something, ear to the ground and all that. Self employment is sortof like that, never knowing if sales will be good or a loss, so I understand the stress of uncertainty!  I hope the suite complications iron out soon for you. Even just to know what's going to happen helps, rather than the not knowing.

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Thank you all. Assuming it isn't a case of crossed wired I think I work Thur., Sat, and who knows. I had been told this assignment ended tomorrow but then one of the bosses was talking about things being closed Fri. for inventory and everybody working Sat. this week and even asked if I could work if it was voluntary and I said yes. I very clearly double checked my schedule saying I'd work Wed., Thur, and Sat,. and he said yes. Maybe he wasn't told and I'll show up Thur. and be sent home but hopefully it'll go on for a while. I could use it.

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Jon - it's good to hear from you. I hope you'll get your work and living arrangements figured out soon. I also hope that the church you have found continues to be a good fit for you!

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Hi Jon - nice to hear from you and hope through all this your health has been good!

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Thank you all. I haven't heard any fuss from our landlords recently so hopefully that won't be an issue. I missed church last week due to (temp) work but plan to make the Easter service. Also I have a job interview Monday morning at a nearby grocery store. I worked at one my last year of high school and through college so it's something familiar. I'm really optimistic about it but would very much love prayers. Health wise things have been fine. We're trying to get me back on my medicine (insurance issues) but I haven't been sick in months so that's good.

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Hi Jon - how did your interview go?

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Very well. It was brief but that's what I hoped for. Barring any surprise I start next Thur. night. It's part time but anything helps and I'm told if it goes well I'll move up to full time.

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