Saturday, April 5, 2008

Freedom Writers (2007)

Freedom Writers (2007) - Movie Info - Yahoo! Movies

Julie and I watched this movie a couple of days ago. We both liked it a lot and thought it was a great drama. We probably both enjoyed it because we both like to help people. Hillary Swank played the leading role and she was passionate about helping high school students. The movie was based on a true story.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thankful for my job...

We all have frustrating times at our jobs. The government vehicle I drove today got a flat at the home of one of my patients and I had to wait 90 minutes for a ride. Engineering decided to leave the vehicle there overnight (which was fine with the patient) and fix the flat tomorrow (it was raining hard). I got home 90 minutes later than normal.

Aside from that, it was a great day. It is very fulfilling to help my patients and my coworkers are great people to work with. During the difficult economic times our country is facing, many Americans have either lost their jobs or lost the earning ability they need to meet many basic family needs. My job not only meets our needs, but I am always home before the kids are in bed.

I am very thankful for my job.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Four Seasons in NC...

It is getting close to a full year since we moved to North Carolina. We moved this past Summer and it is now Spring. Things are very busy for us and there have been many adjustments for us all.

Julie is now working full time at a social services agency for children and adolescents. Amanda and Emily are keeping busy at school. Both are doing very well. Julie and I were relieved to finish our taxes this past weekend and are looking forward to the rebates that the government will be sending out. We are still working hard to pay off debt, but have been making good progress over the past few months.

We have not had any offers on our home yet. It went on the market in June, 2007. We lowered the price again and our Realtor is having an open house on 4/23/08. We are hopeful we will get some interest. The market is very difficult now.