Outside my window

I don’t know if I mentioned that I am working in downtown Portland now and I am able to do all kinds of “People Watching”.  Our office is right on the sidewalk behind City Hall, and there are floor to ceiling windows, not only completely around our office (including out to the lobby), but also all across the lobby entrance.  So what do I see? Continue reading

You be the judge

Shortly after Mark got to Florida, his tablet was stolen.  We both realized the severity of this.  All our financial information was on it, our personal information, our lives.  I immediately called Verizon and told them I wanted to cancel our account so that the thief would have no access to our information and wouldn’t be able to use the tablet on our bill.  I wanted to not have to pay for something we didn’t have any more.  Here is the chat I had with Verizon tonight.  I have not corrected any of the spelling or grammar.  The only thing I have changed is taking out the phone number to be used for the call for privacy reasons.  What is your verdict?  If I am not communicating well enough to be understood, what should I say during the phone call?
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It’s ours!

Last weekend I finally announced that Mark and I were in the process of buying a house.  We just had some finances to come up with before it would be ours.  I had saved $3200 toward the closing costs, but they amounted to $5600.  My older sister, Sherill, gave me $1400, but I still needed another $1000. Continue reading

Almost home!

Last fall, I wrote about how God opened the treasure houses of heaven and showered Mark and me with more blessings than we could have ever imagined.  Money was coming from multiple sources in unexpected ways.  But it wasn’t just monetary blessing.  I’ve been waiting for months to write about what God is doing for us… Continue reading

Work and school

If you’ve been following for the last few weeks, you know that I’ve been trying to get hired as a receptionist (or client services professional) at H&R Block for several weeks now.  I had the paperwork finished, but because the district manager died last month of a heart attack, my paperwork ended up getting booted out of the system.  The manager at the Tigard office, Diane, has been helping me get back into the system and I was finally hired on Monday, the 9th.  Tuesday was my first full day of work. Continue reading