I am doing repair work at home for one of the hotels in the area. It pays well and the items are brought to me so I only have to go out to pick up good thread and machine needles to do the work. I will also, hopefully, be making from scratch an item they need. I may check with some other hotels that are close and see if they have a need for this type of work.
Daniel is working 40+ hours most weeks. Some nights he doesn't get home until midnight or later. He has his own car up and running but with all the rain this week we had him drive Davids car today. It is newer, has better wipers and tires and we felt the risk was really too great to drive his car today. He has become a good driver and took a driver course 2 week ends ago that was sponsored by Bridgestone called "Teens Drive Smart". There is another event called B.R.A.K.E.S that we want him to take as well.
Sarah is busy. This is her senior year and if I remember right she is taking 11 classes. She is working as well and averages about 30 hours a month. She is happiest when she has something productive to do. She has also become an instructables judge and she contributes projects there. She has entered several contests and has placed as high as 3rd so far. She is currently in a "yarn" competition for which she designed and knitted a hat. She had a couple of friends from her outside classes model for her and at least 1 of them has asked if she would make them a hat.
Clara continues to grow and make us laugh. she has her routine down pat. In the morning David feeds her then plays with her. Once I'm up she trails me around the house. She loves to follow me to the potty and then watch the toilet water swirling around. If she wants me to comb her she has to be on my desk. I tried to get her to let me comb her in the LR today and she would have none of it. She sleeps on the bed at night but will not during the day. She has a preference for fish over all other sources of protein so I've been saving the water from any tuna we use and adding that to her meal if she has no fish.
Financially things are very tight but we still have a roof over our heads and all our utilities. I do wish I could find a cheaper ISP but so far have not been able too.
Thank you for all your prayers and when you think of us would you please add 3 families to your list? All 3 have a family member who is very ill. They are the Brian Family, the McClamrock Family & the Schladensky Family.