3.07.2009

I am pretty tired. Today was a good day. This morning things were rushed because we all didn't get out of bed till late, and I had to get myself ready for work, and Richard and Michael had to get things ready to go down to Enumclaw. I tend to be snappy when we are running late--poor Richard. I think about speaking with the tongue of angels a lot when I'm snappy, because I need to be better at that.

Anyway, I worked 11-8pm today. I was the front end manager today which is a little intimidating, but I am coming to like. Because I'm managing the breaks of everyone, making sure courtesy clerks get their stuff done, and checking all at once, time speeds by!

The Mahelona's threw a belated birthday party for Michael today in Enumclaw. Naomi and Kevin were there with their kids, and the Butler's and Jarvis' were there as well. I hear it was a great birthday, despite Michael being cranky. Richard came home with 1/2 the cake--which is actually the size of a normal 13x9 cake. SO anyone who wants CAKE--COME OVER!!!

And since this is a random update post--I'll keep going. Richard is almost done with school this semester. He has some final projects he's working on. One in particular he has been spending hours upon hours on. I don't understand, but he loves what he does, and he likes working on the details. He has also created his website in one of his classes this semester, but there is still tons that he wants to do to it--so he won't tell you the URL until he has it set up well enough.

On a different topic, our neighbors have offered to give us their van for free. It looks like this, but a different color and there is only one row of seats in the back. Like my brother Steve told me, "You can't beat free" but I'm having a difficult time wondering if we should accept it or let them give it to someone else who may need it more. If it had two rows of seats, I'd take it in a second, because that means it can fit more kids, and if you know me and my dream family....... well, I don't have to say more. Anyway, we have been immensely blessed with our little car. It's caused us a little trouble recently, but it's been treating us great. And Richard utilizes the bus mostly so we don't really need/use two cars. What do you think?

8 comments:

The Wendler Family said...

I think your brother is right--you can't beat free!! Also, my cousin needed a seat that would hold three kids in the middle row of her minivan when she had twins so her whole family would fit in their current van. She said that she and her hubby went to a recking yard and picked up the needed seat for free- you may have to pay a small fee where you are, but honestly, getting another row of seats in that van won't be too hard. take it! take it! then you can drive your dream family around without a car payment till you can buy another van- when the free one dies!
And that's all I have to say about that.

54 canoe said...

My experience is that "free" cars aren't necessarily free. I'd have it looked at by a trusted mechanic to be sure there aren't red flags indicating imminent costly repairs. If it appears it will be reliable for a reasonable period of time, jump on it.

Anna said...

the 'other half' is the letters that you were asking me about earlier. i will take pics of what i'm sending with kyle next week and email them to you so you sort of get an idea of what i have in mind for them! so... do you hve tips on coupons? do you ever go to those websites and clip some from there?

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Lorrie B. said...
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Lorrie B. said...

Hey whats up!! You are a good front end manager! Maybe you should be PIC. But i dont think that they make anymore money than a checker.

-Lorrie B. aka master bagger @ Safeway :p

Lorrie B. said...

Hey whats up!! You are a good front end manager! Maybe you should be PIC. But i dont think that they make anymore money than a checker.

-Lorrie B. aka master bagger @ Safeway :p

Lorrie B. said...
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