Monday, February 19, 2007


This past week I finished up my assignment with the crazy realtor lady and then worked for a few days for a man who owned a nonprofit research company. I helped him by listening to some interviews that he had saved in files on a computer and I typed every word the people said in these interviews. I actually enjoyed it because it was different, and the man that I worked for was very kind. The interviews themselves were....well, interesting, but because of confidentiality papers I signed, I am not allowed to talk about them.

That job ended last Friday, so I checked in with my temp. agency again this morning. At first there was no news, but a half hour later I get a call back from them and they already have a new assignment for me! I start tomorrow as a receptionist at a company that distributes cable for the entertainment industry. Pray that all goes well and it works out, because this assignment would last until we move to Louisville, Kentucky in May and I'll be making more money than I have been previously, which would be very good so that Braden and I can start saving for the rental truck and all the moving expenses.

God has been so gracious to us and I am so thankful that He continues each week to provide work for me. At times it can be hard to trust that He will provide all that we need, but ultimately His will is going to be done no matter what so it is our choice to be patient, remain faithful, and trust in Him.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Only in California...

Braden and I went to the park over the weekend:

Crazy that most people don't even have wireless in their own homes, but in California, just go to your local park to surf the web.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

The Life of a Temp.

So last Friday LDI told me that they would no longer be needing me. That's how it goes when you're only a temp....but nonetheless I was out of work and a next paycheck.
So Monday morning I called my temp. agency for a new assignment...they didn't have anything for me, nor did they on the next two days. So Wednesday morning I went to a different, bigger temp agency (thanks to Alicia!) and did the usual job hunt routine: fill out paperwork, few computer tests, watched a video, and fill out more paperwork.
Later that day I got a call from my account executive. She found work for me...only a 2 week assignment, but it's two paychecks more than what I'd be getting otherwise so, of course I take it! They tell me that I'll be organizing a bunch of paperwork for a realtor at Re-Max.
Next thing I knew I was sorting receipts, insurance paperwork, check stubs, bank statements, medical bills, car bills, credit card bills, and any other sort of important document that you could think of for my new supervisor. I have access to her whole life for the past 3 years! Crazy! I unfortunately know way too much about this lady and her family....2006 beauty queen, two kids, her age, her favorites palces to eat and shop, what kind of makeup she wears, how much her cell phone bill is each month, etc. I....the professional organizer (haha!) my job, apparently helping this lady with her taxes that she hadn't turned in in the past 3 years, while she takes care of finding a private detective to spy on her husband because they are going through a nasty divorce, calling both of her kids' schools to make sure they were there, making appoinments to get a drug and alcohol test done to have proof that she's not abusing either. Ahhhh...just the normal life of a temp...haha!
When you think about it, is it crazier to have a complete stranger do this sort of thing for you or someone you know?