Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cover art

This is what I made on tagxedo.com.  I believe it will be our cover art for the yearbook.  That, or the inside of the coverpage.  :)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Trivia Night

Tonight was the 1st Annual Wolf River Trivia Night fundraiser.  Our table came in second place.  A few answers that we "should've" answered correctly, and we would have been in 1st.  Oh well.  It was a fun night.  Allen and I sat with our admin assistant, Charissa, and her husband, Scott.  Also at our table was the pres of the board, Dennis, and his 2 adult sons.  Allen and Scott are the same kind of goofy, and Charissa and I get along really well, so I think we might try to do some stuff with them.  They don't have kids, but that's what babysitters are for, right?
Next Friday night is the basketball game of the kids vs. adults.  Allen's actually going to participate.  I just hope he doesn't get hurt.  I think he's going to try to go 70's with it.  Shorty shorts, cut-off shirt, headband.  It should be interesting.  

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New job, old hat

Lately, Wolf River has been going out to the middle schools and talking to kids about enrolling.  I'm not sure if it's working, but it's worth a shot, right?
Allen has been working at Time Warner Cable out of Green Bay for almost a month now.  He's been looking desperately for something else, because he absolutely hates what he's doing.  He hates going door-to-door trying to get people to bundle their cable.  He's been working the ghetto in the frigid temps of northern Wisconsin.  Not fun, and frankly, not successful, either.  During training, he was actually teaching the trainer about satellite stuff.  He would make an excellent technician, but they want him for his sales experience.  Go figure.  On Sunday, we dropped off apps at the Farm Inn on Main (restaurant) and Charlie's Country Store (grocery).  Yesterday, Charlie's called.  He went in for an interview because of a situation with the frozen foods/dairy manager that hasn't been going well for them.    He was brought in for another interview today and met the actual "Charlie." He was hired.  As soon as I found out, it was like a weight was lifted.  He's going to work in frozen foods, and when he feels comfortable enough to take over, he will become manager.  Yes, he left Super Saver to be in the Army.  Yes, he has a bachelor's and military training. Yes, he felt unsatisfied in grocery.  But you know what?  He's good at it.  He's feeling like he is needed and has worth again.  After being medically discharged, that tank was pretty empty.  He's in his element, and he's excited again.  I'm happy that he's happy and support him 100% in his decision.  AND it's in town! Our gasoline bill is going to drop like a rock.  Very happy about that.  It was discouraging for him to put out resumes and applications and not get accepted so many times.  Yes, he has a lot of training, but not a lot of experience.  He kept putting his college on applications, and people would think he was overqualified.  No win situations.  It seems that we have a winner.  For the time being? Maybe? Maybe he'll stay there for quite a while, or maybe something else will come along.  I don't know.  God does, and that's all that matters.  In the meantime, I'm going to thank Him for the positive change for our family.