Tomorrow morning well before dawn, I begin my new position for the county for 911 communications as a dispatcher. I’m not entirely sure what I think at the moment. So many emotions. I’ll train for the first week on days, then switch to nights, working 12 hour shifts 3-4 nights a week. It will be an adjustment for sure, but hopefully it will work out well and leave me home with my children during the day. I agonized as I weighed the safe “I know how to do this job well” job offer of part time bookkeeping or this step into the unknown, a bit of a dream and a lot of challenge. Time will tell if it was the right one. I appreciate your prayers as I learn a lot and figure out how to balance this.
Next Monday, it’s Blaine’s turn to be the newbie. He begins the 30th for a local elevator as driver and Jack of all trades. He ended up with a few options, but this seemed the clear choice for now.
Mid February, Sterling will begin working for a small engine repair business a couple miles down the road. He and I went in and he introduced himself and asked for work last week. From what I can deduce from one meeting, he couldn’t ask for a better work environment or employer. It was neat, orderly, well lit, and the man who owns it was as cordial and clean cut as they come. I’m excited for Sterling. He should learn much and earn money towards his coveted pickup as he goes. The owner also recommended talking to our nearest neighbor, as he’s always needing help in his livestock barns. Sterling will talk to him this week – as soon as he can catch him at home!
Praise God for His provision in jobs.