Well, Mitch received 2 phone calls this week from potential employers. I already told about the first. The second came for a bilingual position...at first they set up a phone interview with him (it was only a secretary) even though he questioned her on the job description...then she ashamedly called back to tell him that they need someone who is actually bilingual. Imagine that! He received a call today from the HR department at the school district office. The guy was very nice and super impressed that Mitch's file is already complete. He said that with Mitch's flexibility and experience, that he should be receiving tons of calls. He said he would highlight Mitch's name and resend it out to everyone. =) And to expect more calls next week. Let's hope! Not that he wouldn't want to take the math position...but it would be nice to have a list to choose from.
We decided that we could not afford the realtor that we originally contacted. We are in such a predicament! We are thinking of trying to sell the house on our own, but in this market...who knows. Unfortunately, I don't know what our chances of finding a realtor who will accept less commission is, either. We have managed to not incur any additional debt since I quit daycare back in August (what I see as a miracle), and I sure wish that we wouldn't have to go into debt to sell our home. However, the fact is that we have refinanced and the market has not kept up (as has happened to many people), and so this is what we are facing. One thing that we have going for us is there do not seem to be very many listings for 5 bedroom homes. The thing going against us is if we do not use a realtor, it's terribly hard to get the word out about our home. So what do we do?? Pray of course, but what else can we do? The Lord has only one buyer for our house...we just need them to know! As each day ticks by on the calendar, my anxiety grows, and I fear the alternatives. It is growing harder and harder to remember the words of Joshua 1:9 with a promise.
I have been reading "Anne of Green Gables." Well, the whole series. I'm on book 4. Micah is also reading them. I wondered how in the world he made it through all of Anne's "nonsense" talking in the first book. It nearly drove me crazy. Reminds me of myself. And my middle name is Anne and I remember growing up I'd always be particular of that "e" on the end--Just like Anne Shirley, though I didn't know her then. =) Thankfully my hair is not red. But I do have relatives who came from Nova Scotia (Anne was born there--I know she's not real, but the author herself was from Prince Edward Island), and I can't help but think as I'm reading that I am learning something of my own heritage.
I am absolutely smitten with my baby boy. He is adorable. He isn't my prettiest baby. No, I've decided that Eden was the fairest of all of them. But the hair--Oh!! I can't help but "pet" him all the time. And his mouth is a carbon copy of all the others and so kissable. What a dear. He sleeps for 3 hours at a time, then wakes and nurses marathon style for the next 2 hours. I've had lots of help from Mitch so that I'm able to hold him any time he cries. =) I drug out all my cute outfits and diapers yesterday and did a photo session for as long as he would let me. I had lots of fun. Here are two photos from that: