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Not cool Unemployment info

I got an e-mail from my mom today that shows the unemployment info as of Jan….

Just FYI – some CCPs in the townhall asked about unemployment rates.  The most recent data indicates that Utah is the 4th lowest in the country at 3.7%

A record 4.8 million people were collecting unemployment benefits in mid-January, the government said in a week in which firms announced layoffs totaling tens of thousands, suggesting the number of Americans out of work is climbing rapidly.

About 588,000 workers applied for jobless benefits last week, up 3,000 from the prior week and 61% higher than a year ago, the Labor Department said. The seasonally adjusted 4.8 million people who were collecting benefits in the week ended Jan. 17, the latest available data, was the largest since the government began keeping track in 1967.

51 MICHIGAN 9.6
50 RHODE ISLAND 9.3
48 CALIFORNIA 8.4
48 SOUTH CAROLINA 8.4
47 OREGON 8.1
45 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 8
45 NEVADA 8
44 NORTH CAROLINA 7.9
43 GEORGIA 7.5
39 ALASKA 7.3
39 FLORIDA 7.3
39 ILLINOIS 7.3
39 OHIO 7.3
38 MISSISSIPPI 7.2
37 INDIANA 7.1
36 KENTUCKY 7
35 TENNESSEE 6.9
34 MISSOURI 6.7
33 CONNECTICUT 6.6
31 MINNESOTA 6.4
31 WASHINGTON 6.4
29 ARIZONA 6.3
29 MAINE 6.3
25 ALABAMA 6.1
25 NEW JERSEY 6.1
25 NEW YORK 6.1
25 PENNSYLVANIA 6.1
24 MASSACHUSETTS 5.9
23 COLORADO 5.8
19 ARKANSAS 5.7
19 IDAHO 5.7
19 TEXAS 5.7
19 VERMONT 5.7
17 DELAWARE 5.6
17 WISCONSIN 5.6
15 LOUISIANA 5.3
15 MARYLAND 5.3
12 HAWAII 4.9
12 KANSAS 4.9
12 MONTANA 4.9
11 VIRGINIA 4.8
10 OKLAHOMA 4.7
9 WEST VIRGINIA 4.6
6 IOWA 4.3
6 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.3
6 NEW MEXICO 4.3
4 NEBRASKA 3.7
4 UTAH 3.7
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.4
2 NORTH DAKOTA 3.3
1 WYOMING 3.2
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Pizza any one?

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WOW I work with some hungry hungry people…

We decided to buy Pizza today because it is Christmas Eve Day. We had 25 people say “yes” and give me money. We got from $.50 to $15.00 per person… so I was thinking that 6 Extra Large pizzas, and 40 bread sticks… well guess what!!! NOPE not enough food… With in 10 min of putting the food out ALL of it was gone!

Grrrrr I fell bad for the people that paid and did not get food and I am pissed at the people that did not pay and got food…. If you have any ideas on how we can make it so that people that pay get food and people that don’t pay don’t get any please let me know!

Things are looking up…

Andy has started working again, He is at Slash with me. He will be in training for Vonage for about 4 weeks then he will hit the floor and start taking calls. Andy is not liking the training, he wishes that they would learn more each day, he is ready to be on the floor making real money and he has only been in training for 4 days!

We have been looking at some houses, we would like to buy one… I don’t where we will buy one at. I would like to get one in Orem, Lindon, Pleasant Grove… some place like that or even in Murry or the area around. Since we both work in Salt Lake I don’t want to go in the direction of Provo any more than we are already.

Our Home Teacher came over last night and we talked for about 30 min. Bro. Diaz and his wife will be going to the temple on Feb. 21 and we are so happy for them.  They started getting ready about the same time Andy and I did. We wish them the best of luck, we will do what every they need help with!

Things are getting better around our house.  We are having time for just Andy and I. We are not having people stay with us or people comming over, we are just having time for us. This has been long needed and is working out great!

We have decided to plan a fun night, we are going to save us some money so that we can go to a Jazz game in January! We are going to have GREAT seats, we are going to go to a NICE dinner. We are going to have a LONG time comming date with just the 2 of us!

Well that is the updates for now… oh and last one, Andys sister Jenny had a baby on November 14. His name is Braden Joseph. Take a look at her blog and see some fun pictures of the family. Link

A new job?

Andy has had 5 interviews this week..

The first one he had to do a test that was crazy… he was not able to pass that one but they told him to studies, and come back on Thursday… The problem is that they did not tell him what he needed to study…

The next one was at my please. Andy came here on Tuesday, did the test’s for here and then did his interview. I know both guys that did his interview and I talked to one of them before Andy came in and he was excited to talk to him. They did his interview and then the 2 guys went out and talked and decided that they like him and they offered him the job!

The third one, was back at the first place… He tried to remember stuff that was on his test from before and he tired to study some of that stuff… but he was not able to pass the test…It was really not an easy test. I am very proud of Andy for trying so hard to pass it. But I am happy that he will not be taking that job…

The forth, it was at a Car Dealership. We purchased out car from there one year ago this month :0) Andy was very happy about the interview and is hopping that they will call him back for another interview.

The last one that he had was with a driving company. They told him that he would be driving and also helping in he warehouse. He would LOVE to get this one, because he loves to drive and he has his CDL… They told him that they really liked him and they will contact him some time next week. We are both hoping that this one pans out so that he will now be able to drive like he has wanted to for a very long time.

So he will be starting a job on Monday… We are happy about that but we know that it is going to be hard for us to get back on our feet…

Thank you to my family and everyone that has prayed for us and that have given us encouragement over the last few weeks. It has help very much! Love you all.

Oh what a morning

OMGosh… It has been a crazy morning.  My alarm did not go off until 6:10. I should have gotten up at 5:00 so that I could leave my house by 6:00 to make it to work on time… But yea my alarm was late going off. So I got ready and left about 6:30. I was getting ready to move over to get off the freeway… when my car just started to slow down… my foot was on the gas… I was goin about 70ish and the car just shut off… WOW how scary… I am on the freeway trying to move over so that I can get off the freeway and I cant even go fast enough so that I will not miss the exit… I made it over right as the exit is passing, I was able to pull off to the side of the road, The good part is that it is kinda down a hill so it keeps me goin.  I get to the point that the car just will not go any more. I am off to the side of the road on the exit only about a foot from the whit line. Way scary. So I start calling for help. I call about 5 people no one answers, I try calling my mom but she is still at home, I call Andy he is still sleeping. About a half hour later I get a hold of my BIL, but he does not have the car my sister dose. So he has to find another way to come and help me.  He comes and helps me… I guess I just ran out of gas :0(. Not fun and It will NEVER happen to me again!

All in all … It has been a very long morning.!