We left for Highwater at 8. We had to stop in Granville and ask directions to 661-N but we managed to get there in time. My interview was 20 minutes long and I think it went pretty well. They were impressed by my computer experience and the only downside was being asked point-blank how long I was going to be in Newark (i.e. are you going to be on the job for a month and quit). My answer was that I knew I’d be around until September and after that, it was up to the One True Church [sic]. (I’ll explain this tomorrow or maybe in the next entry, depending on how much I feel like writing.)
If I get the job, I would be the administrative assistant and I’d basically be creating the position from the ground up. (I commented that “I’d always wanted to be part of a start-up”.) They showed me the office I’d be in (which is still being built) and there’s a new computer and printer. The position is really everything I like to do and I’m hoping I didn’t come off as too flippant in my interview. I’ll probably hear in a week or so and if I don’t get it, I’ll have to trust that God wants something else for me. I really prayed hard going into this and I feel fairly at peace with it (well… at least when my brain isn’t picking over every little detail).
So… it’s in your hands Lord. I just do hope (and pray) I get the job.
I haven’t blogged in a few days because I haven’t had any good news or anything really of merit to say. The people who had our car for a week (!!!!) called this morning and told us that they couldn’t fix it, but recommended people who could. We are now renting a car to get errands done and to get me to my job interview tonight. I got the W2’s photocopied for the care application and now all I need to do is get all the forms together to mail. I paid most of the bills and will take care of the rest when Jon gets paid.
My job interview tonight is for a church secretary position at a local UCC congregation. I’ve been to the church once for a Gospel concert in November and they asked me to come meet with their pastoral committee tonight. I’m nervous because it would be a great job. It’s only 15 hours per week (3 per day) but that still isn’t too bad and it gives me something to do. I’ve decided not to tell them that I’ll probably be gone in September because I don’t know that for a fact and I also don’t want to jinx the job.
I’ve uploaded entries up until Valentine’s Day 2001. I’ll upload another 10 pages of MT entries tonight.
OK… peacefulness is over. Panic has set in, especially since the *(&(*^ mechanic hasn’t show up yet. He promised to stop by the church by 5 and it’s now 6:30.
The tears are flowing here. I know I shouldn’t ask this but… why us????? Why is all of this happening at once? Why can’t I have at least 3 months go by between catastrophes? Why can’t I have a steady job so that we’re not living from paycheck to paycheck? People have stepped up to help and I am incredibly appreciative of them. It’s just that… everything seems to be happening to me right now.
My hospital bill for my cyst is almost $3000. The car is needing repairs and the bill is probably not going to be pretty. Alltel made a mistake and credited another person’s HUGE payment to our account, so we’ll probably have to pay back the two months of free phone service.
Why am I not freaking out? The hospital is sending us a care application (which would get the bill reduced or eliminated) and will work out a payment plan with us for what doesn’t get eliminated. The mechanic will probably work out a payment plan with us. Alltel will spread the amount we have over a few billing cycles.
It’s all going to be OK.
I heard back from two people to whom I submitted my resumé. One was the moderator of a church in the boondocks of Licking County (which I have actually been to) and the other was Pastor Ruth regarding the Summer Sampler experience. I’m hoping I get the Summer Sampler experience but there are three other women applying for two counselor positions, so I might not. I hope I also hear from the the veterinarian (receptionist position) and the dental office (at least that’s what I think it was).
Please pray for answers. I’d really like some right now. if I don’t get the Seminary Sampler position, I can deal; but I’d really like to have a job, if for no other reason, that I have something to do.
1. What is your favorite type of literature to read (magazine, newspaper, novels, nonfiction, poetry, etc.)?
Probably fiction in the form of murder mysteries. I’m also a fan of C.S. Lewis and Jan Karon.
2. What is your favorite novel?
Christy by Catherine Marshall.
3. Do you have a favorite poem? (Share it!)
My favorite is The Lady of Shallott by Tennyson. I also like The Highwayman by Noyes. As far as a poet, I’d have to say Emily Dickinson hands down because I love almost all of her poems.
4. What is one thing you’ve always wanted to read, or wish you had more time to read?
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Adams.
5. What are you currently reading?
I’m in between books. I’ll probably tackle the Chronicles of Narnia again.
Mr. Rogers has passed on. I watched him religiously when I was little and I jokingly think this is what is making me a pastor now.
Sigh… it is a sad day in the neighborhood.