Friday, April 28, 2006


It's official I will be painting houses with Flying Colors Painting Co. starting next Monday. The owner, Nathaniel Wilson, used to attend the Cov (-enant Church) and this summer I will be his only employee. That's right. Just the two of us.

So, now I'm one for two and still waiting to hear from Hillcrest.

p.s. If you, like me, like to see pretty things on their computer you can set this photo as a windows desktop background. I'm a fan. (and it's a Venezuelan flower)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


99% sure
99% sure
almost hired. Twice.

I still don't have a real committed acceptance yet for either of my two jobs but Nathaniel is almost totally sure he want to hire me. He told me where I to go buy my uniform and I'll buy it this week. That's pretty good confirmation. I'll start working with him either this Monday (1May) or next (8May). The flexible date bit comes with the job: Painting houses requires good weather.

I'm still waiting to hear from Sean Hall at Hillcrest as to whether or not they will hire me as Technical Director. The call should come tomorrow and I'm expecting a yes. (I think I'm the only applicant and both my interviews went fabulously.)

That's how I almost have two jobs.

And in the meantime, I've been busy. Yesterday morning I rented a lawn thatcher (it tears out the moss) and I thatched and raked hardcore from 9 to 5:30. Finished four yards.

Today was my day to take it slow and go through my seven months of bank statements and figure out how much money I owe my parents. At around one-o-clock I got a call and was asked to do some yard work. Hard to pass that up. Now it's evening and time to communicate and plan tomorrow's schedule. Only a few days left to get so much done.

[An apple blossom on the tree in our backyard.]

And if you've been wondering why I don't post more pictures of home the answer is simple: my camera has been dying a slow death. The screen is now monochrome (blue) and it loses contact with the memory card so frequently that I feel like I'm fighting it just to get a single picture taken. Perhaps an era has ended and I'll pursue another interest. Or perhaps dad will let me borrow his fancy new camera ;-)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Busy, busy.

Well, between working odd jobs and helping out at church I've come across a number of leads for possible full and part-time jobs. The coolest possibility is a part time position at Hillcrest Chapel as a sound and lighting technician. Honestly, that would be awesome.

This evening I had my first opportunity ever to play music that I've written in a coffee house setting. Granted, it was for my own church's youth group, but it was still a cool step to take as a new songwriter. And the one feedback I got was very encouraging.

Tomorrow I'm southbound on good ol' Interstate number 5. I'll be visiting the University of Washington, and my good buddy Stephan Ainley. Back on Saturday to keep all these juggling balls in the air. Maybe this weekend I'll get a chance to thatch our yard. ...and the neighbors yard. ...and the other neighbors yard. (That's how finding odd jobs goes around here. If you're willing to work, there's oodles of opportunity.)