Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lots of changes

I haven't been the best blogger in the world lately. Maybe because my life is in a bit of an upheaval. Three weeks ago, Jeff took a job that is about 2 hours away from where we live. He was near the end of receiving unemployment, so he felt like he had to take the job. We have been seeing each other on weekends, but that is pretty much it. We are really thankful for the income, but it has been a really hard time. He is looking at the job as temporary, partly because he hates the job, and it is a big step back from what he was doing before. We are talking about possibly moving, as he interviewed for a different job in the same area. We are waiting to hear about a job he interviewed for here. They told him he is their top contender, but they are taking their own sweet time making their decision. The guy who is making the decisions in on spring break this week, so we are praying that next week he will be ready to make a decision. Otherwise, there isn't much available where we live. Even though we were unsure about what is going to happen, we decided to go ahead and get a garden ready. If he gets the job here, then we will have a great garden. If not, we will have to put sod over the garden spot when we go to sell the house. We did a 15' x 38' plot. It doesn't look that big, but it is pretty good sized. Plus I am still going to plant stuff in the back yard where my garden was last year. Jeff planted the arborvita's along the road after we planted the garden, so that we will have some privacy as they grow. The garden is in part of our side yard. We have a huge side yard, and it seemed a shame to let it go to waste! We are going to have to fence in the garden because the bunnies are all over the place here.














The weather here has been pretty crazy. All last week, and the beginning of this week it was in the 70's and 80's. Now that everything is blooming and coming out, it is supposed to snow! UGH! We have lived here 4 years, and not once have I ever been able to see our magnolia tree in full bloom because this happens EVERY year! The magnolia has about 5 open blooms that are a deep purple, and tonight it is supposed to frost :(. Evie went out yesterday and played in the rain. I had to take her picture because she is wearing Jeff's big rubber boots and Jeff's rain jacket :).




















Here are some pics from Easter. I hope you all had a nice one!








4 comments:

SchnauzerMom said...

I sure hope he gets a job that he likes and is closer to home. Love that Easter picture.

Kelly said...

Jen God bless your family. Thank God Jeff found a job, even a permanent one. Hopefully it will get you through to something better.
Hugs,
Kelly

April said...

Your garden looks like a good size! I might not use all of mine this year, but wanted it available for when I do. You know... get the fence put up and then have it ready for whenever. The dirt you have there looks really good too. In Georgia there is a lot of heavy clay, so we have to add a bunch of stuff to it or the roots would smother - if they could even penetrate the thick clay mass.

I'm so glad to hear the Jeff found a job! Two hours away is rough though; I know. Mike's and my commute ranges from 1.5 to 2 hours each way now until I retire, but at least we get to spend the first hour of that time together before I head on in to my job and he goes to his. I hope Jeff finds a job that he likes better - and one that is closer.

Evie looks really cute in Jeff's rain gear. :)

Jen said...

SchnauzerMom - thanks. We are really praying that something great will open up here.

Kelly - thank you! May God bless your family as well.

April - I was really surprised when we tilled the ground up and saw how dark and rich the soil was here. In the country, our soil was solid clay. We could have easily made pottery with the stuff :). This soil is so different! It sounds like you can really feel for us on the commute thing. Not fun. But we are thankful for the job!