Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Here is Ben with his Spider Man Umbrella.. This is at Uncle Rich's house . He has on his Toy Story PJ'S and lovin it~!
Pretty busy day today.. Dave and I drove up to Central City to pick up the Benny Mobile. ( Chevy Equinox) X-son-in-law put new brakes on the back of the car and I'm so glad to get my car back.. Have been without it since last Friday.. Dave left to go into Cedar Rapids to the work-out center and do some other things he had to do while there.
I went over to Holly's house.. The gal that we are helping named, Jackie was having a little disgruntlement with Holly... Jackie has no job and she only goes to a community college and takes one course. She is starting to like living at Holly's house and not wanting to move on with her life.. As I was coming in the house Jackie was leaving. She was not a happy girl.. Holly told her this morning that she would have to move out of her house by March 15... Jackie didn't understand why... So Holly and I did some investigation and found a really nice apartment in Springville that is walking distance to the school and it's available.. We went there to take a look and found the apartment really clean, 2 bedroom with a washer and dryer outside this apartment in the hallway.. The kitchen and living room are all one with a eating area separating the two areas. Nice open area and quite large.. 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. $500 a month. Lots of windows and in a nice area of town.
I called the Springville School to see if there were any custodial jobs available and there were none. BUT they said there was a part-time job in food service.. Hours would be 7a.m. to 1 p.m. the pay would be over $8. Jackie loves to cook. So I called Food Service Director , Iris and talked with her.. She said the job would be available next Monday.. (Can't you just see God working here?) Well at least I'm praying for all this to work... I told Iris about this young gal named Jackie and her needing a job. and I told her I would recommend hiring her. I don't usually stick my neck out this way but I think Jackie would fit into this job and be a great worker for the school. Later Jackie called Holly and told her she was at the school applying for the job. We were both very excited. (we didn't know where she had gone.) So hopefully she will get the job and she will get the apartment and she can have a nice place to live. That will be awesome~!
We found her a car last week...1992 Olds Cutless that had 85,000 miles.. An older lady owned it and had died and her family was selling her car. So now Jackie has her own car and paid $800.
Someone that goes to our church offered to go over the car to make sure it was in good condition. All he could find was it needed new spark plugs and a tune up and a oil change.. So now that is complete. If she gets this job and can move into the apartment it will do nothing but lift her spirits and give her some self-worth.. So we are praying for all this to work...
It's a wonderful day today.. foggy but nice. in the 40's.. The snow is melting inch by inch and it's starting to look like Spring.. The robins have arrived and they are in the garden foraging for whatever they can dig up. Spring really is not official until the Red-Winged Blackbirds arrive.. Then Spring is finally here to stay...
Have a Tiggeriffic Day~! Ta Ta For Now~from Iowa:)

4 comments:

rex22lbs said...

Robins in the garden????? Wow, we still have the Juncos and no Robins. Lucky you - spring is getting closer.

Lynda said...

The robins are here, too. I love watching them...we get bunches!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Not a sign of any Robins here, but I did see the Red-wing Blackbirds on Saturday and a groundhog today!

Laura~peach~ said...

i hope she takes all the wonderful help being offered her it sounds like a pure dream to me!!!!! God does work in mysterious ways :)