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« Reply #600 on: December 03, 2012, 11:35:44 pm »

At least with my job so close, I won't have to blow money on a hotel!

You never had to in the fi-- oh forget it.

Yes, that's great news, Bushie.  Truly the Lord has blessed you with a fine employment situation this time.
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« Reply #601 on: December 03, 2012, 11:40:41 pm »

At least with my job so close, I won't have to blow money on a hotel!

You never had to in the fi-- oh forget it.


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It doesn't pay the greatest, but when you are able to go 12 days between fill ups and that just from a half tank, it sure saves on money.  If I can fill up 3 times a month as opposed to 5-6 times with each tank being ~$25, that is anywhere between $50-$75 a month that I save, which can definitely add up.
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« Reply #602 on: December 04, 2012, 12:08:27 am »

With your job so close, you should walk or bike to work.

Indeed.  1.25 miles is nothing.  Ideally, Bushie should either be walking or biking to and from work every day that the weather doesn't preclude it.  Or at the very least, if it's on a bus route, walk one way and take the bus back the other way or vice versa.
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« Reply #603 on: December 04, 2012, 11:37:43 am »

Today, Monday, December 3, 2012, begins my fourth month away from home.  I left Oklahoma at 4:00 am CST on Monday, September 3, 2012.  This has been a really good experience.  I've only had that one bout of homesickness that was on the first page or two of this thread back in mid to late October.  I've got a good job now.  It is a call center, but it is making me money and it is only 1.25 miles from my apartment.  I'm getting to the point that I can call Utah home.  I will be making one more trip home for a brief Christmas vacation December 22-25, but my next trip to Oklahoma probably won't be until at least late May or June.

What about your other home, Kenya?
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« Reply #604 on: December 04, 2012, 06:51:11 pm »

Today, Monday, December 3, 2012, begins my fourth month away from home.  I left Oklahoma at 4:00 am CST on Monday, September 3, 2012.  This has been a really good experience.  I've only had that one bout of homesickness that was on the first page or two of this thread back in mid to late October.  I've got a good job now.  It is a call center, but it is making me money and it is only 1.25 miles from my apartment.  I'm getting to the point that I can call Utah home.  I will be making one more trip home for a brief Christmas vacation December 22-25, but my next trip to Oklahoma probably won't be until at least late May or June.

What about your other home, Kenya?

I'll likely be to my Kenyan home for a visit in March or possibly June/July.  As far as moving there, that looks like 2017.
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« Reply #605 on: December 04, 2012, 07:41:04 pm »

That's a lot of time to be taking off less than a year into a job.
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« Reply #606 on: December 04, 2012, 08:38:52 pm »

That's a lot of time to be taking off less than a year into a job.

I agree it is, and I probably wouldn't spring for Kenya in 2013, but since that generous donor paid $2400 last May so I could go again, I feel obligated to take them up on the offer and go.
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« Reply #607 on: December 04, 2012, 08:44:43 pm »

That's a lot of time to be taking off less than a year into a job.

I agree it is, and I probably wouldn't spring for Kenya in 2013, but since that generous donor paid $2400 last May so I could go again, I feel obligated to take them up on the offer and go.

You should feel obligated to the people who hired you over other needy people, and not take all this time of right away.
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« Reply #608 on: December 04, 2012, 10:00:17 pm »

My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
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« Reply #609 on: December 04, 2012, 11:19:06 pm »

My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.

It became clearer today?
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« Reply #610 on: December 04, 2012, 11:25:51 pm »

My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.

It became clearer today?

Not just today necessarily, its been a process of communication with my coordinator who is going home to Kenya (she was born there) next week for Kenyan Independence and Christmas.
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« Reply #611 on: December 05, 2012, 01:10:16 am »

That's a lot of time to be taking off less than a year into a job.

I agree it is, and I probably wouldn't spring for Kenya in 2013, but since that generous donor paid $2400 last May so I could go again, I feel obligated to take them up on the offer and go.

Even if you lose your job (again)?
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« Reply #612 on: December 05, 2012, 01:34:23 pm »

My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?
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« Reply #613 on: December 05, 2012, 07:19:54 pm »

My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?

I will be in the Administration of the Orphanage.  I will be coordinating sponsorships for the children from American and European homes, I will be coordinating mission trips with American churches who come down for a week or however long, and I will be coordinating those who choose to come alone.  Currently, on the ground at Maisha there are only 3 men overseeing 450 orphans and 150 widows.  One of the men is going to University, so he's only part time. As you can see 2 1/2 men overseeing 600 people plus ministering to those in the slums is quite a daunting task.
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« Reply #614 on: December 06, 2012, 12:11:12 am »

My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?

I will be in the Administration of the Orphanage.  I will be coordinating sponsorships for the children from American and European homes, I will be coordinating mission trips with American churches who come down for a week or however long, and I will be coordinating those who choose to come alone.  Currently, on the ground at Maisha there are only 3 men overseeing 450 orphans and 150 widows.  One of the men is going to University, so he's only part time. As you can see 2 1/2 men overseeing 600 people plus ministering to those in the slums is quite a daunting task.
So you essentially want to work in their call center?
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« Reply #615 on: December 06, 2012, 12:43:21 am »

My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?

I will be in the Administration of the Orphanage.  I will be coordinating sponsorships for the children from American and European homes, I will be coordinating mission trips with American churches who come down for a week or however long, and I will be coordinating those who choose to come alone.  Currently, on the ground at Maisha there are only 3 men overseeing 450 orphans and 150 widows.  One of the men is going to University, so he's only part time. As you can see 2 1/2 men overseeing 600 people plus ministering to those in the slums is quite a daunting task.
So you essentially want to work in their call center?

They have no call center.
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« Reply #616 on: December 06, 2012, 01:01:30 am »

My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?

I will be in the Administration of the Orphanage.  I will be coordinating sponsorships for the children from American and European homes, I will be coordinating mission trips with American churches who come down for a week or however long, and I will be coordinating those who choose to come alone.  Currently, on the ground at Maisha there are only 3 men overseeing 450 orphans and 150 widows.  One of the men is going to University, so he's only part time. As you can see 2 1/2 men overseeing 600 people plus ministering to those in the slums is quite a daunting task.
So you essentially want to work in their call center?

They have no call center.
Right, but you want to do call center sort of things. Seems like it's a telephone sort of job. Seems like you could do any of it via skype from anywhere in the world.
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« Reply #617 on: December 06, 2012, 08:45:00 am »

My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?

I will be in the Administration of the Orphanage.  I will be coordinating sponsorships for the children from American and European homes, I will be coordinating mission trips with American churches who come down for a week or however long, and I will be coordinating those who choose to come alone.  Currently, on the ground at Maisha there are only 3 men overseeing 450 orphans and 150 widows.  One of the men is going to University, so he's only part time. As you can see 2 1/2 men overseeing 600 people plus ministering to those in the slums is quite a daunting task.
So you essentially want to work in their call center?

They have no call center.
Right, but you want to do call center sort of things. Seems like it's a telephone sort of job. Seems like you could do any of it via skype from anywhere in the world.

Ahem, memphis, get the f[inks] with it....his kids are in Kenya.  That is all. Tongue
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« Reply #618 on: December 06, 2012, 09:06:19 am »

My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?

I will be in the Administration of the Orphanage.

Poor, poor orphans Sad
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« Reply #619 on: December 06, 2012, 06:50:09 pm »

My career in Kenya is becoming a bit clearer.  I now have an idea of how I will work and support myself without becoming another mouth to feed.  I will work directly with the Maisha International Orphanage and live in their volunteer home that will be built in 2015.  I will be financially supported mainly through stipends from Maisha and grants through various sources.  Like I said, it will be at least 4 years before I leave, probably closer to 4 1/2 - 5 years.  I want to be down there by January 1, 2018.
What will you be doing in Kenya specifically? I very much admire your good intentions, but I don't understand how you hope to be of service. Do you know anything about international development?

I will be in the Administration of the Orphanage.  I will be coordinating sponsorships for the children from American and European homes, I will be coordinating mission trips with American churches who come down for a week or however long, and I will be coordinating those who choose to come alone.  Currently, on the ground at Maisha there are only 3 men overseeing 450 orphans and 150 widows.  One of the men is going to University, so he's only part time. As you can see 2 1/2 men overseeing 600 people plus ministering to those in the slums is quite a daunting task.
So you essentially want to work in their call center?

They have no call center.
Right, but you want to do call center sort of things. Seems like it's a telephone sort of job. Seems like you could do any of it via skype from anywhere in the world.

No, its face to face administration.  Think 50 years ago in America, but with computers.
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« Reply #620 on: December 07, 2012, 08:45:55 pm »

So, I just made my Walmart run.  A week later than I had planned, but I had to go tonight as we've got literally 4 chances of snow in the next 8 days.

I did get stuff for Spaghetti, Tacos, and Hamburgers.  I will fix a hamburger tonight.  I won't get the hamburger meat needed for the Spaghetti or Tacos until the day I plan to eat them, which I haven't decided yet.
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« Reply #621 on: December 08, 2012, 12:45:31 am »

So, I just made my Walmart run.  A week later than I had planned, but I had to go tonight as we've got literally 4 chances of snow in the next 8 days.

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« Reply #622 on: December 08, 2012, 01:19:27 am »

He makes it sound like he's going to be snowed in or something...

Courtesy of the NWS:

Overnight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday Snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Light northwest wind increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. North northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Monday A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Monday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Wednesday Night A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Thursday A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Thursday Night A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Friday A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 39.
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« Reply #623 on: December 08, 2012, 01:25:11 am »

He makes it sound like he's going to be snowed in or something...

Courtesy of the NWS:

Overnight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday Snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Light northwest wind increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. North northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight.
Monday A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Monday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Wednesday Night A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Thursday A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Thursday Night A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Friday A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 39.

None of the 4 systems will be very heavy and probably only an inch or two will fall with each system.  This first system may have the heaviest snowfall at 3-5" including lake effect.  But, it happened to coincide with a regular trip to Walmart.  I just threw in the 4 snow systems for dramatic effect. Smiley
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« Reply #624 on: December 08, 2012, 01:26:43 am »

If Bushie's a bad winter driver, I prefer his abundance of caution to people who keep driving the same way they do in August. Similarly, I've made my peace with my mother's super slow old lady driving. Beats crashing into somebody trying to keep up.
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