What’s Up?

I had hoped to get in one more entry before September ended, but I was too slow about sitting down to write it. So here it is October already, and I thought I must post before another month gets away from me.

Here’s the news: I started a job back at the end of July. I quit the job on Friday. I have been working for a friend, so we’ve arranged for me to work for the next 2 – 3 weeks so I can help get through a couple of things. As a family, we were really thankful for the job, but it has been hard to maneuver all the family’s schedule around my working. Mostly, Mark needs me at home to manage stuff here so he can handle all his work and pursue various options for his future work. I am looking forward to being mom and manager of the home again on a full-time basis.

At the beginning of the school year I mentioned praying for the kids and their relationships at school. Mostly, I was concerned about their need for friends. I continue to pray about this. However, I should mention that I have seen some positive developments in the friendship department with the children so far this school year, and that is an answer to this ongoing prayer. A couple of weeks ago we had friends over one evening, and Evangeline said to the husband of the couple, “I have way more friends this year at school than I did last year.” This was without any prompting from us at all. We are also seeing some positive improvement in school for Evangeline and Calvin; and Nevin continues to be our steady middle child. Thank God for these blessings.

On a less serious note, I wanted to mention the acquisition of a new home appliance. In the nearly 15 years we have been married, I have never bought a new vacuum cleaner. The closest to new we’ve had was the reconditioned one I was using up until last Saturday when I bought Hoover’s Dyson clone from Sam’s Club. So far, I LOVE it! I just can’t believe how dirty the house has been! When I see all the dirt it draws out of places I have been vacuuming regularly for months, I am amazed. New and effective houshold appliances offer more emotional boosting power than one might think!

That’s all for now. It’s late, and I still have some laundry to fold.

5 thoughts on “What’s Up?”

  1. Mom,
    The “Dyson clone” is called a Hoover Fusion, and when I first saw it at Sam’s Club, it was $124. The sign on the vacuum said it had better suction than Dyson. When I went back to buy it, it was marked down to $109. It looks a lot like a Dyson and has a similar design. I have used a friend’s Dyson, and my new one seems to compare pretty nicely.

  2. Awesome! I stopped by Sam’s today to pick up milk and juice, and they had the Hoover for $124, which was a good price compared to the Dyson they also had, especially if performance is comparable. Very interesting.

  3. I just bought a new vacuum a couple weeks ago too! It’s so refreshing and such a boost to my household chores. Now, one appliance I have never bought is a refrigerator and boy would it be nice to have one with an ice maker *sigh*.

  4. I agree that household appliances can raise spirits. I was walking on cloud the week I finally acquired a dish washer!

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