Nora started school this month. I’m glad that she had an extra year with me; it was really hard some days, but I can see that the year gave her time to mature a little bit and an edge to learning all the things they are teaching her in Kindergarten.
She already has “best friends” and still has trouble listening. Can you believe that? *snicker* I make her lunch and Jason takes her to school in the morning and I pick her up in the afternoons. She seems okay with allowing us to do that for her, whereas Noah wanted to eat school lunch and ride the bus immediately. Noah started school on the 23rd and he likes the school and his teacher. He’s doing well in Pennsylvania. :o)
We went on a great hike and went to see the goats on the roof the week Nora started school as one last Summer activity. The Tallulah Gorge is beautiful! You have to visit it if you are ever up this way.
We went over to Jason’s former boss’ house and got a lesson in bees. This is Jason in his borrowed bee suit. We had a good time and got to meet Marley.
…Who came to live with us a couple of weeks later. :o)
The big news is that Jason was offered a promotion at work. when he was first hired, he was given the title of Help Desk Technician. It isn’t a great title and he definitely did more than just answer the phone all day, but it gave him a job in Franklin which allowed us to move here. One of the things I love about Jason is his humility. He doesn’t get offended easily and never puts on a front. He took the job and gave 110% doing something he loves with integrity. It is a small hospital, so moving up the ladder didn’t seem likely. The hospital Jason works for is merging with another, bigger hospital and Gary, Jason’s boss recently decided to leave. He asked Jason if he’d like the job of Director and began to push for Jason to take his place. After weeks of negotiations it was finally made official and after an interim period (not unusual at this hospital) Jason will be the Director of MIS. I’m so proud of him. He does such a good job and so many people seem to enjoy working with him at work it is nice to see him rewarded. I know (firsthand) that he is a great boss and he will be a great director.
This next month will be tough as he makes this transition and finds someone to take his place as Help Desk Technician, but I’m excited for him and this new opportunity. Until next month!