Finally Here -Josh-

So this morning I took Morgan to class then went home to get myself ready for the day. I got everything done and was going to head out myself. I made a few futile steps to the mailbox just hoping to have something there but I second guessed myself and turned around. Then third guessing myself I headed back toward the mailbox hoping for something to show. After turning away again I decided that the check would at least settle my nerves and went to look. As i looked over the fence to find no new footprints in the snow outside I still looked and found that little letter I have been waiting for for some time now.

Needless to say the anticipation was killing me to the point where I had to have Morgan open it when I dropped her car off at work. Turns out I did pretty well considering it was my first attempt at any written civil service exam. I got 84 of 90 right which landed me at 23 in line for an interview. With 10-12 retirees coming up from the FD here I still feel I am in the running for a chance. On top of that I still have to get my EMT-B which will land me higher when I turn it in for 5 more test points which will bring me up to a 89 of 90 or 98.8888888888(you get the idea) percent. I hope that in six months when that goes through I will be able to be one of the next in line for an interview. Here's to hoping enough others suck it up in their interviews.

Just a rant -Josh-

So nothing yet from the Fire Department... Me and that mailman are going to have to have a serious come to Jesus talk. We will keep you posted

Keep waiting...

So to those of you who have been following closely enough to realize that yesterday was two weeks after the Fire Department test we still don't know. It was bugging Josh so bad that he began to just wish for an answer. He was so wound up after he saw nothing Thursday that he decided to "forget" the no call request and go down to Human Resources Friday if he had still heard nothing in the mail. Thursday he saw the mailman coming up the walk and was out to the mail box in seconds. When only the Ensign came he was mad, then wondered if he was going to be struck down for being so pissed off at getting a church magazine. Friday nothing but bills and insurance crap came so he went down to Human Resources to get an answer on the current dilemma he was in. Turns out they needed two weeks to process the tests and decide who to interview before they sent anything out in the mail. So now we are still waiting... until then keep praying, chanting, meditating, and whatever rituals you think could improve our chances.

The First Big Test

Well one thing is for sure for those who wanted pictures this one will probably make you stop asking. Those are canker sores in Josh's mouth. Turns out when he gets stressed they begin to apear randomly throughout his mouth. With the aproach of the first test for Pocatello Fire he got stressed out to the point that it caused all sorts of problems including the canker sores. You can see three easily there is a fourth there and one more on the upper lip you cannot see. He took the test Friday morning and got done before anyone else. He went to review and about 10 questions into his review the woman directing the class told us we had just passed the one hour mark of a two hour time limit. He finished the review and feels he did exceptionaly well and with the addition of 5 extra points for the EMT-B certification that will come this spring he is confident in getting called back for a follow up test and interviews and the like. Here's to hoping he gets one of the positions, and soon! It will help with his big red truck withdrawls. Everytime he hears a siren his head pokes up like a prarie dog and he gets kinda whiney. Anyway untill then he will just have to suck it up.

The New Place

Well Everything has gone well with the move. We were able to move to a small house A LOT closer to campus (about a block and a half away) that has a full basement for Josh's bikes and other storage as well as a garage for the motorcycle and Morgan's new car. We got her a Sunfire that will work greatly for us while it is just the two of us. Everything is going great and as soon as we get all of the burned out light bulbs replaced we will have light. It seems Josh finds another bulb out almost daily which excites him because he realizes another switch actually works. We do not have our own internet and we are skiving one of our neighbors. We just hope it stays on long enough for us to get this written and published. The house is Yellow and though it is old it is nice. There is a small bedroom for us and an even smaller 1/2 bedroom that we use for a study and maybe at some point in the distant future a nursery. Don't get your hopes up Mothers we don't have anything planned nor are going to plan anything. You can thank google and the idiots who do the street view. They did a good job of driving up and down the alleys and actually got a picture of our house. But if you move to far it takes you out front and you can't see the house.