Wednesday, September 28, 2005


So....... our adventure is coming to an end as houseparents. We've been here for over 3 years. It has had its ups and downs. Mostly ups though. I am looking forward to next Tuesday because we won't have to worry about children coming into our house. Being a houseparent has it rewards but it comes with sacrifices.

It has been rewarding to work day in and day out with my lovely wife for the past three years. Likewise it has been a blessing to watch our son grow up from birth to almost 3. I wish I would have the same opportunity with our daughter who is 4 months old. Actually, Monday will be the first time since we started dating that we will not be working together. It will take some time to get used to it specially since we will be working opposite shifts. But back to the rewards and sacrifices..... the main sacrifice (ironically) is that we have had to give up our personal time and family time.

I'm tired of packing and I haven't even packed many boxes, Delilah has done the majority of the packing. I think we are to the point that we can't pack much more until Thursday and Friday. We have large items to pack such as the computer and equipment, and the TV and accessories. We all know we can't live without the net and TV for more than a day or so, so we always try to save that for last.

The pieces are falling together with my job as custodian. I learned Wednesday night that my job is secure as the floater. I just need to wait for one job posting to be a permanent position and I will be a permanent custodian. So....... I am excited about it. It's only a matter of time for it all to fall together.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The Time is Coming........

The time is coming when Monet, my dog, will begin a new life at a new house. It hasn't really hit me until tonight when Delilah started asking if I wanted to take him to his new house or have his new owner pick him up. Monet has been a good dog but he also has been a lot of work. I knew he would be a lot of work. But since we are moving and at this point Delilah and I will be working opposite shifts it will become even more work. But it will be better off for him at his new house.... besides Jude beats up on him everyday.

Being a custodian can be a very interesting job to have. Tonight I worked at the high school and everyone I worked with was great. It's always interesting to hear stories that people share about students doing this or that. Apparently some students were crawling in the duct work in the field house. Why they were doing this, I'm not sure. They must have been trying to act like James Bond or something. It seems that students today on live for the moment. I'm sure I was the same way. But how marriage and having two children can change you. I'm still adjusting I think. Making the move to our new house has brought on some extra stress for me and unfortunately I have taken a lot of out on Delilah, I am sorry.