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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.
William went into the temporary agency this morning. I drove him over. He said that if I didn’t drive him he wasn’t sure that he would make it there on time. He needed to take two forms of identification. When we got into the car I asked to see his two ID’s. If he gets there and doesn’t have all of the paperwork, they will either not hire him or take longer to hire him. I sent him back inside for the cards. He wanted me to go in with him to answer any questions that he couldn’t answer. I said that he is too old for me to go in with him. He took his bike in the trunk to ride home. I dropped him off about a half an hour early. Before we left the house I prayed for him. The prayer was a little bit longer than usual. I prayed for William, the place that he would work, the people that he would work with, that they would be nice and lead him in his career and be good to him and for God’s protection.
I told William that I would love him forever but I expected him to come home with a job and to fit in there and to keep the job. Tonight we will see how it went. I hope that it is a job that he enjoys.
The purpose of William going to the temporary agency was to meet them and to show them that he was who he said he was. He had already signed up and done all of the testing online. The man told William that he needed to get steel toed boots and call him back. Then they would try to place him. Most of the jobs that William can do are on the other side of town. Later , we went and got the steel toed boots. When we got to the store William looked at the boots and picked out a pair that he liked. He put them into the cart. I said no he had to try them on. He tried one on and said that they were OK. I said no he had to try both of them on and walk in them. He did and he still liked them.
When I get him clothes he won’t go with me any more. I measure his clothes and write down the length and take the measurement and the tape measure with me. It is only for shoes that I insist that he come with me.
William was accepted by the temporary agency. Yes I was worried. They had a lot of questions to answer and I know that he is happy not working until he finds the right job. He does want to work. I am not sure how he answered the questions. He must have answered them OK because they sent him forms to fill out. Woo hoo, cheer, cheer!!! One step closer to having William working. Maggie got her official acceptance letter from the college today. It had a new list of things to do on it. I told Maggie that she needed to handle the list. She needs to be part of the process. I will still be going to the university to ask the questions too just to be sure that she is OK.
William’s e-mail still isn’t working so he had the employment agency sent the test to my e-mail. He took the test, but when he was done it was too late to call them. He can call tomorrow.
I need to ask Maggie how her meeting with the entrepreneurship teacher went. Did he open up the first test? She joined the class late and missed the first test. She needs to take this test and pass it to be able to pass the class
Beth has spring break next week. I emailed her math teacher to ask if Beth can do assessments in math over the break. Her math is online. After either ten hours or so many topics, the computer gives them a test or assessment to see of they understand the work. The assessments can only be done at school. Then if the kids are having someone else do their math at home, the teachers can see the students work on the tests. This makes sense, but Beth is very far behind. She needs the whole spring break to catch up. If the computer stops her after ten hours, the rest of the break would be wasted. I am not trying to take away her break, I just want her to pass math.
written 3.23.14 – Maggie picked Environmental Science as her major. I am so excited that she has some idea what she wants to do as a career, it will make scheduling classes in college so much easier. She can always change her mind later if she wants, but it is so awesome that she has a starting point.
written 3.24.14 – William found three jobs in the help wanted section of the paper. Since Maggie now has a major we started looking for scholarships for her. We found some scholarships that are due this week. Beth has picked a major. Cad cam which is drawing for manufacturing.
Beth has submitted some poetry to a magazine today. I was surprised, since I didn’t know that she wrote poetry. She wrote it, and found magazines to submit it to and submitted it without my help. Good for her, she is becoming independent.
written 3.25.14 – We are taking one of Beth’s friends home from study table today. William is going to apply tonight to the three jobs he found in the paper. Maggie is at school studying until ten. It is snowing. Not a lot of snow but enough that there is no mistake that it is snowing. It has been such a snowy winter, with the roads closed and schools closed so much that I am still almost frightened when it snows.
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So, here starts the more realistic blog. If you like quiet blogs about crafts and cute babies, you might want to leave now.
1/10/14 long day. William doesn’t have a job. He has been looking for a job for a long time and we are both frustrated.
Maggie’s school started last week. Public schools were closed Monday, Tuesday and half of Wednesday, but Maggie has college classes and the college is open. The weather is very cold and we have lots of snow. Maggie doesn’t have any classes yet. She failed three of four classes last semester and needs to redo her schedule to adjust for this. She was told on the last day of school that she had failed them and had all of Christmas break to look in the computer and get some class choices together to make scheduling easier and didn’t do it. Now Maggie is at school and can’t find any classes because all of them are full. She wants to come home and start looking again on Monday. School has started and she doesn’t have any classes. I am concerned…terrified…I have started hyperventilating. I said no she needs to stay and schedule her classes.There comes a point in every child parent relationship where the parent can’t help or lets the child try to do some things on their own. It’s the child’s chance to grow and see who they will become. I would have loved to make all of this right, but I wasn’t at school with Maggie and I couldn’t get there.
1/14/14 Wind chill was negative 40 today. It was over 40 degrees yesterday. An 80 degree improvement in one day. I am going to try to change the things I can change this year.
Here are some of the things that I am frustrated about going into this year.
William doesn’t have a job
Maggie doesn’t have any classes
No wood burning stove
Not living on farm
Not having 700 visitors a week on my blog
Not having posts already done for the next month
Not already having Christmas put together
not having a battery charger.