This has definitely been a weekend to mark down in the record books. We went over 27 hours without power, water or cell phone service after crazy storms ripped through our area and now there is a threat of some more this evening. We lost an entire refrigerator, freezer and deep freezer full of food (including stuff from my brand new Nutrisystem shipment, UGH!) and my house is in serious need of a good house cleaning! I don't know if we can live without power again. LOL Having 4 kids with no electric wasn't really very fun, especially since we have had triple digit temperatures. Lots of prayers for no repeats tonight! The barn on the east side of our garage was already knocked off of it's foundation and is leaning a bit so if another big storm comes through, I am afraid it's going to come down. Hopefully it stays put though!
This is the tree in my sister's front yard! It barely missed their house!!!
This is the neighbors tree! It actually landed on top of their roof and went through a window!
On another note, I had my 2nd interview on Friday. I thought it went really fantastic and I felt really good about the job! I missed a call from them on Saturday due to the storms but I was able to speak with them today so at least I got that put to rest and I can sleep again! My mind has been going a mile a minute with all of the great things I was going to do there when I got the job so I haven't had much sleep. It's always a good sign when you get a phone call instead of a letter in the mail so I was really looking forward to speaking with them today! After a few minutes of talking about the weather, I was informed that I didn't get the job. Bummer. At first I thought I had heard wrong because I seriously thought I had it in the bag but I didn't hear wrong. Of course I don't remember much of the conversation after the "we decided to go with another candidate part" but it is what it is. I would be lying if I said I wasn't extremely disappointed because I am but you know, it's just a part of life. I had those few minutes afterwards of feeling extremely defeated, beating myself up for not being good enough. You know, all the normal feelings you have when you get let down. The kids were in the next room and I just felt like a real failure having to tell them that I didn't get the job. They didn't say much and I know that they could tell I was disappointed but then Emma pipes up and says, "They really missed out on a great person Mom" and I realized that I am nowhere near a failure. I haven't been able to secure a job that I really love yet but I have accomplished so much, starting with raising 4 awesome kiddos! I pushed myself through college and graduated with a nearly 4.0 g.p.a. all while taking care of a family. I have established relationships with some of the top companies in the world through social networking and I have accomplished so much right here on this very page. I failed to show them how freaking awesome I really am but that's okay. The earth will continue to turn. The sun will continue to rise every morning. And I will keep plugging away until someone finally sees my potential and worth. I am so ready to get out of the house and start a career but I want it to be with a place who can really appreciate what I have to offer and has confidence in what I can accomplish and apparently this was not that place. Thanks for all of the prayers, well wishes and good vibes you all sent my way! They didn't go unnoticed and were definitely appreciated!