09/24/2002 Newsletter


This last week has been exciting for us. For those of you who don't know, James was offered a new job. He will be working from home doing computer programming. I was a little worried about him switching jobs in the middle of the employment crisis that is going on right now, but we have both prayed about it and we haven't gotten any negative feelings about it. So we are plunging ahead. He will be making almost twice what he was making at the school district (which will be really nice) and we will be able to deduct all of his business expenses from our taxes at the end of the year. I've been researching how to file taxes when you are self-employed and have come up with some good ways to lessen our taxes. I am so excited for James and for this new experience in his life. I've never seen him so excited about work, there was much forehead slapping and grinning after he was offered the job. He put in his two weeks at the school district on Tuesday, and has gone into "two week mode". That's what I like to call it anyway, it's when all the stress of your work leaves you and you just enjoy yourself for the last two weeks that you are employed. I think this last week has been one of the best he's ever had at the school district.

The dumpster has arrived and we have been throwing wood and trash in it since Saturday. The dumpster is huge, it's 22 ft long x 8 ft wide x 6 ft tall. We have already filled it more than halfway full and we are thinking that we are going to need another one just to get all the junk hauled away.

In other news on the house, we have a roofer coming this week or next week to reroof our house. Once they are done, we are going to begin doing the drywall in the kitchen and one of the bathrooms upstairs. We are trying to figure out the best way to get our kitchen done without being kitchenless for more than a week or so.

It's so exciting to finally have a bunch of things going on with the house. We are looking forward to having it done and looking as nice as we want it to. We hope that all of you are doing well and we look forward to hearing from you.

Miekka and James



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