Wednesday, March 10, 2010


So I know you are all wondering, so i'll tell you.....Yup, I am still unemployed.  Sucks huh?  OH well. I am still getting unemployment, and the only reason I point this out is that my employer actually challenged my unemployment.  What?  Can't believe it huh?  Me either.  I was fired, blindsided, just so that the previous bookkeeper could have her job back.  Want to know what sucks even more?  She lives in my ward.  She got me the job cause she went and bought a business, so she was too stretched out on time and couldn't do it, so she actually recommended me when I moved into this ward in Millville.  Well her business wasn't as good as she had hoped so she asked for her job back.  So now why would they even try to contest my unemployment?  Well that was the same question the judge asked and then ruled in my favor.  So guess I am unemployed and legally getting unemployment since they did a crappy thing.  Oh well. 

I have been applying all around, at least 2 contacts a week is what is required from Utah State.  Unfortunately I am, in some instances, required to apply for jobs that I am grossly overqualified for, but it's the system right?  I had 1 job interview for Cafe Ibis which would have been fun if you could get over the constant smell of roasting coffee.  I made it to the final 3 but they offered it to someone else, which was fine with me.  I do have another interview tomorrow with Specialized Pest and Lawn Care (SPCLA) for their office manager.  It is full time from March - October, and then part time in teh winter months.  I think that would be great cause then it is more time at home over the holidays.  The ironic thing is I was their assigned bookkeeper while at my accounting job, which shall remain unnamed.  So they were totally excited I applied and wanted a interview immediately.  Tomorrow at 4:00.  So I will update after that.

I have been spending the past few months (wow it didn't seem that long) since I lost my job assisting in tax preparation for Grandma and Grandpa.  I have also been doing DeLoy's taxes for him and Elder Auto and for Cody and Dallas also.  Needless to say it has been a long long project.  Grandma and Grandpa switched accounts are are now at Jones Simkins.  This has been crazy but it has been good.  We are actually addressing issues that should have been addressed 20 years ago.  It has been funny cause I have been spending so much time at Jones Simkins we joke that it's just like I worked there again.  Now there is a light at the end of the tunnel and I can't wait to call it done.  Next year won't be bad cause now we have it all set up, but what a process!!

Scott is still working away at Ogden City as a Firefighter/EMT and he LOVES it.  He may be exhausted, but he is happy.  He enjoys serving the people down there and will be there for a long long time.  Even if he had the chance I doubt he would work at Logan cause it isn't as much action as Ogden.  He is also teaching a first responders class here in Logan and volunteers on the Nibley/Millville EMS squad.  He is the only working EMT on the crew so it is very beneficial for the area we live in.

All the kids are doing great.  Rainee got baptised in January and Bowen turned 12 in February and is now a Decon and passing the Sacrament.  I still can't believe it.  They all started snowboarding this winter and LOVE it.  We are now a winter sports family.  I can almost snowboard and will continue my education next winter.

Well that is us in a nut shell.  Busy busy.  Hope you all are doing well.


Kristi said...

That's fun you started snowboarding. I'm going in the morning, so excited! Brian head got over two feet of snow this weekend. It's awesome hu?

Jen'n'Jordan said...

So, I hear there are plenty of jobs here in the Ogden area - maybe you should just apply down here, move here, and then Scott wouldn't have to commute, you could have a better job, and enjoy all the warmer temps that Cache Valley isn't getting yet! ;) We love it here, and will never move back!