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William is sill looking for a job. We are doing a few applications at a time. If we do too many all at once I am worried that too many companies would call for interviews all for the same day and William would not be able to get to all of them. We have decided that he should apply at places that he would need to be driven to and say that he could only work on the weekends. Then I would drive him. He just looks so lonely. The girls have gone back to school and William is still at home. The only problem with this plan is if they want to interview him during the week.
Maggie started school today. She is in full college. No more college and high school. She had a good day, seeing a few familiar faces. She has four classes and she looks like she is looking forward to them. I am so relieved. Beth starts school tomorrow. She has first week. The kids are grouped together and do projects and presentations for the week. First week lets the kids get used to the school and there is at least one student from each grade in each group, so the students can get to know everyone. The regular school classes start next week.
Mom bought a new house. She likes to buy houses that need work and fix them up and sell them. She says that she is getting older and that this may be the last house that she buys. She got the keys for this new house last Wednesday and the moving van comes on this next Tuesday. There are a lot of things that she takes over in her car. She has a lot of glass, pictures, potted plants, some statues, coo coo clocks…we take these things over in our cars. She could have the movers move them, but she doesn’t like to pay them for the extra time that it would take. This new house is nice. It doesn’t need a lot of work. It needs a new roof and the inside needs painted. Mom seems very content at the new place.
William has had a lot of interviews. He is even shaving for interviews. He normally will only shave once a month so this is a big deal. None of the companies that he has interviewed with have called back for a second interview. William wants to get a job and move out into an apartment. Then maybe he will go back to school.
William got a call about a part time job at Burger King yesterday. He called back last night and was told that the lady that had called works from five am to eleven am. William called back this morning at five-thirty and the lady said that she was opening the store and would call back later. William is very sweet, but he isn’t a morning person so it was tough for him to get up and make the call. Now we are waiting. This is a restaurant job so I asked William to shave. He will only shave for me once a month. It isn’t the end of the month.
Beth had to interview someone about their childhood. She chose me. The questions were about my childhood, where and how did I grow up and what are the differences between then and now. It was fun to tell her about my past.
William has now signed up with one temporary agency and is in the process of signing up for two more. He is also going out each day to look for a job. I hope that the finds a job soon.
Maggie has decided that she wants to change her major from Environmental Science. She says that there is too much math and it requires chemistry. Maggie likes science but not chemistry. She is very frustrated. I asked Maggie to look at the University’s website and see which colleges she might be interested in. We can go talk to the counselors in these colleges and see what suggestions that they can give Maggie. She has until fall semester starts to decide. She doesn’t need to pick a major by then, just which college to go to. See, if she takes a math class in the science college and decides to transfer to a different college, it might be too different from the math in the college that she ends up in. She doesn’t need to make a final decision, just get a good starting point.
William needed to call the temporary agency today. I went over with him what he needed to say and ask during the call. He is a quiet person who doesn’t talk to a lot of people or talk on the phone so he needed some coaching. He is really too old for this kind of direction from me, but he doesn’t know what to do without any help, so it is a frustrating time that we must get through to find William a job. With each call it gets easier for him. He needed to give them his name, let them know that he had finished the paperwork and had gotten his steel toe boots and see if they had any jobs available for him. If they didn’t he needed to ask when he should call back. He called and said to the person who answered did they have any jobs on our side of town. They said sometimes. They both hung up. I said that they didn’t know that it was William that called or that he had his boots. He needed to call back and give the correct information. I asked William if he wanted to write a quick list of what to ask and say. He said no he didn’t need one. He called back and gave the correct information. The person said that they would look to see if they had any jobs for him and leave a message on our machine tomorrow. William also asked if he could sign up with other agencies since this one doesn’t have many jobs on our side of town. The said yes. They both hung up. William said that he would check the answering machine tomorrow and call them back if there were any jobs.
Tomorrow we can look for another agency to sign him up at if he doesn’t have a job yet. When we call we can first ask if they place people on our side of town a lot before he takes the time to sign up.
Beth has been doing math. It is going slow but she is putting a lot of effort into it. She would love to be done with it.