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Monday, August 23, 2010

Home Depot

I started working for Home Depot today as a cashier. It has been the only place that I have applied since June where I have recieved a face2face interview. The entire process took almost a month. Frist I applied on line in late July. Then a week later I had a phone interview with corporate out of Atlanta. Then a week later, I had a store interview with the Front End Supervisor. I then had to have an interview with the Ops Manager (who was the head cashier at the Great Hills store that I worked at with Tiffany Tull eight years ago) and the store manager. Then I had to go and take a urinalysis and have a background check which took another week...all for a little over minimum wage......but thank goodness I am working. True unemployement in the US is near 15 percent.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Aunt Lisa's Visit to Texas

Tara's sister Lisa flew from Oregon to visit us for about 10 days. We had a great time and the boys love having Aunt Lisa spoil them.
We were able to get the Hinze and the Morgan clan together for a great photo!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Summer Attendants for Phoenix and Zion

We have been very blessed to have two attendants for Phoenix and Zion this summer. Lisa Hancock worked mainly mornings and Sarita Waldorf worked mainly evenings....they will be sorely missed.

Summer Soccer - 2010

Phoenix played an organized 8-game soccer season for the first time this summer as part the YMCA. On the 9th the August at his second to last game he scored a goal. I had to teach that night and was bummed that I missed his goal. At Phoenix's last game today, he gave daddy a present by scoring one of his team's goals today and he had in attendance his Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin: Chrissta, Josh, and Xander.

16 Miles: 14+2 with Sarah, Shar, and Chris @ Brushy Creek

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Job Search (60 Days)

Have increased then number of resumes that I am sending out, but still no feedback. You would think that having four degrees would give me a leg up.....I guess 45 year old AAs are falling from the trees (Smiles!)

Have even started reaching out to old friends and ex students to see what might be available....starting to get a bit depressed.....the war chest is being fast depleted. Going to have to take anything at this point just to generate some revenue. Going to take my own advice I gave out as the Employment Specialist at my chruch and start with Home Depot and Lowes.

Looking forward to going to Cowboys preseason game with Mandy. Plus Tara's sister Lisa is coming for a short visit which should raise spirits in the house.