December 06, 2004

Ringing Off the Hook

Wow! Things still feel like they are going at a slightly manic pace. I had a really funny, often interrupted phone call with a friend on my cell phone. The house phone kept ringing. On top of that, something was strange with the connection and we were disconnected 3 times. I wanted to ignore the house-line, but the first call was from the community college that I’ve been playing phone tag with. So, I apologized and answered the phone. My friend could hear me as I made the appointment for an interview. Next time I was going to ignore it, but my friend heard the ring and said, "Just answer it." The next time she didn’t hear it because the cordless phone’s battery was starting to get low. I was annoyed and just ignoring the ringing. But then I heard the man that interviewed me last Wednesday leaving a message. I didn’t even have time to apologize to my friend. I left put the cell-phone down while she was in mid-sentence and hurriedly answered the phone. It was worth it because he offered me the job. I accepted and took town the date and time of the orientation meeting (this Thursday). I went back to my friend and told her what had happened. It was really great, because she was the one that prayed with me before I went to the interview. Today, she was there when I got the job. She could even sort of hear it. I thank God. It is obvious that He broke through the wall that I've come up against while trying to get a good teaching job. So many calls and applications ignored this last year. This is a wonderful answer to prayer.

So, I had to call and cancel the interview with the other community college because the classes would be at the same time. I am, however, going tomorrow to an early morning interview, 8:30 AM, for some daytime classes with international students through a community organization. I don't think it would be too hard to do both jobs. So, I have been working hard to get a lot done today. You know, the usual Monday chores. It was also kind of a celebration tonight because at BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) we had our monthly fellowship dinner. I baked pumpkin pie to take to the potluck. I always use the recipe on the back of the Libby’s can and it always turns out great- with a
frozen prepared piecrust, of course.

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