Sunday, October 29, 2006

It's About Time I Blogged

Let's see...where to start?? How about last weekend. On Friday Jim had a job interview with Old Castle Materials in their accounting department. He has been pretty unhappy with his current job and finally took a big leap into job hunting a couple of weeks ago. This was by far his favorite interview, I have never heard him so happy after an interview before so we went into the weekend with high hopes.

We had to head to Omaha that weekend because I had the ISACA conference I needed to attend for work. It was all day Saturday so Jim ran errands while I was there. That night we headed to dinner with my Mom and Frank, we had one of our all time favorites, Netties. On Sunday we spent some time with my sister and Jayke...man I love that boy. We also stopped by the hospital to see my grandma. She had a bit of a relapse and the days are pretty up and down. Everyone keep her in your prayers, she needs them right now.

We were back in town on Monday and that is when Jim got his all important phone call, he was offered a position with Old Castle Materials. He was totally pumped. Jim's Mom was coming in town that night so we got to celebrate with her and his sister that night. We all went to dinner at Maxie's and then came back to our place to visit but it wasn't too long before Barb was bustling them out of here cause her show came on at 9. It was nice to visit while it lasted.

On Thursday I planned a staff meeting and we had it here at the house. I thought that would make for a more relaxed atmosphere so we had dinner and then got down to business. Not long after everyone left my throat was killing me. There are a lot of things about being sick I can handle but a sore throat is not one of them. So on Friday I decided it was about darn time to head to the doctor. Sure enough I had a sinus infection. The doctor prescribed some amoxicillan and I am already feeling a little better, at least the sore throat is gone.

Yesterday Jim and I headed to the downtown Des Moines farmers market. It was the last one for the season but they are having a special one in December for Christmas so we might have to head there for that. Then we tried to find this pumpkin patch I had heard about but we had no luck. We stopped at this thrift store that seems to always have nice stuff but we aren't in that part of the city very often and we happened to find a snow blower for $25. It was kind of a risky purchase because we had no idea if it worked but we got it home and gotsome gas in it and it started up. That was pretty cool for us.

I must have really wanted to go to a pumpkin patch because then I drove out to this other one I knew of. We had a good time and picked out a pumpkin. There happened to be another pumpkin patch just down the road so we stopped there and picked up a couple more pumpkins. From there we headed home for a night of relaxation in our fort.

Today has been pretty relaxed. We got some running for Christmas supplies done (we are making most of the presents) and Jim spent the night putting togther the table saw I got him for his birthday so that he could get started with some of the projects. Well, thats about all for now. I will post some pictures in the next couple of days.

2 comments:

Mom said...

Great update!!
I always enjoy when you post new "stuff" on your Blog.

Love to you both!!

Mom

Dad & Linda said...

Jim, Congratulations on getting your new job...Hope that it turns out to be as exciting as you seem to be about it now. Life always seems to go better when things are going well at work. Good luck and keep us posted on how things are going. I hit a deer this morning on the way in to Dubuque. Not a very good work day for me. Love you guys, Dad & Linda.