Sept/Oct G2K Jennifer, Leona, Naomi

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Sept/Oct G2K Jennifer, Leona, Naomi
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Sat, 09-04-2010 - 1:17pm

Woohoo!!! It's almost fall!!! I hope that you ladies have a great time getting to know each other better over the next couple of months :)

Here are a couple of questions to get you started:

Do the leaves change color where you live?

Are there any special fall events or festivals that you're looking forward to doing?







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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 4:25pm

Hello Jennifer and Naomi! I am looking forward to getting to know you better.

I will introduce myself, I'm Leona, I have been married to a wonderful man named Shayne for the past 25 years. We have two beautiful boys Robert (9) and William (3, almost 4). We are Canadians living in Tennessee and we are working towards getting Greencards (an ongoing prayer request of mine) My husband is a remote service tech in the lumber industry for the SE USA and travels a great deal, in fact he is in Texas right now and will be traveling to Georgia on Thursday.

Onto this month's starter questions:
Do the leaves change color where you live? yes but not amazing color mostly from green to brown.

Are there any special fall events or festivals that you're looking forward to doing?
1. Robert's school is having a school fund raiser on Sep 16 that should be a lot of fun.
2. My church has a big fall festival near Halloween, that is one of the biggest things in town. It is all free and open to everyone. And a big blast.
3. William's birthday is Oct 25th so we will probably have his first real party this year.

 
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Sun, 09-05-2010 - 9:25pm

Hi, Leona and Naomi. I'm Jennifer, married for 12 years to Erik, and Leslie is our first. She's 7 months. We are Tennesseeans living in Tennessee, heh heh.

Leona, Shayne's job sounds interesting. Does he travel to forests where lumber is being harvested? Also, I didn't know it was difficult to get a green card. How long have you been trying to get them?

Do the leaves change color where you live? Yes, but some years they are more dramatic than others. We live about 40 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so we have a great view when the conditions are right for good color. I noticed they've already started to change.

Special events or fall festivals? Sadly, no. We are so boring. Maybe we'll start doing stuff now that we have a child. One year we went to a Greek festival that we'd been wanting to go to for years, but it was disappointing. NOTHING was free, and all the food serving were tiny for what we paid. I'm hoping we can just take off to the mountains and look around on our own.

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Mon, 09-06-2010 - 12:04pm

Hi Jennifer,

Shayne works in the sawmills. He services and installs a piece of equipment called an optimizer, that looks at the wood coming in and tells the mill the best way to cut it to get the most money with the least amount of waste. So it is a really cool. And much more environmentally friendly.

The greencard is a fun situation. If you are coming from a country that persecutes people or if you marry an American it is a lot easier to get the greencard. For us who just want to live here it is a lot more difficult. We have to have an employer sponsor, which we have, it just took them a few years to figure out that it would be cheaper in the long run just to sponsor us. Once you get on the waiting list, which we are still waiting to get on, it can take another seven years for final approval. To top it off most work visas are only good for 5-6 years. We have been here for 6 years and the lawyers are getting something else in the works so we can stay here. A little stressful to say the least, though we are trusting in God that it will all work out. Oh, advance warning, I get a little touchy on the subject of illegals. :)

We live in Murfreesboro, so if that is close at all, you are totally welcome to come to our fall festival. (It rivals most fairs, and it is totally free - the candy and rides are amazing)

 
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Mon, 09-06-2010 - 9:44pm
Hello Ladies :)
Sorry it took me a couple of days to respond; we where at my parents cabin for the long weekend. I am Naomi (that part was obvious :P) I have been married to Mike for four years and we have two kids, Nadia who is two and Xander who is almost 10 months. And shhhhhh we are trying for number three right now heee hee. I live in Manitoba Canada in a big old farm house with lots of personality. What else can I tell you. I am a SAHM and I would love to have a big family. To answer the questions. Yes we have a beautiful fall. There are two big trees on our property that turn a brilliant red which is so beautiful. We are going to be going to our churches penny carnival this fall plus I am very excited to take the kids to a pumpkin farm. I am excited to get to know you ladies better this month. TTYL.
~Naomi
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Mon, 09-06-2010 - 10:41pm

Naomi, nice to meet you. I have to ask right off the bat, are you offended when people ride you about living in MB. If so, I will try to restrain myself. :D

My SIL used to live in Winnipeg and my niece lives in Kilarney, south of Brandon. I'm familiar with MB but I'm from BC.

I would love to have your trees, I have two big trees in my yard but they are the ugliest things God ever created. Just to give you an idea they are actually called Hack Berry Trees, isn't that a lovely name? They are the first to lose their leaves (no pretty color change, just green, brown, gone)in the fall and the last to get leaves in the spring. In the fall they get these small berries all over that the birds all eat and then poop purple all over my car (I'm not bitter >:( )

Anyway I'm looking forward to getting to know you as well. :)

 
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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 8:47am
Lol about your trees Leona. And no I do not mind if people tease me about Manitoba. I know full well I am living in the armpit of Canada :P Actually where we live is quite beautiful. We have a creek running though our property and tons and tons of evergreens that make our place look like a winter wonderland.
I had better get to work though. We where gone for the weekend and I have sooooo much cleaning to do. Ugh I really do not like cleaning. Anyway talk to you both later.
~Naomi
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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 2:54pm

Hi, Leona and Naomi.

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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 3:22pm
Jennifer I hope you can get everything figured out with your computer. It is a good thing I do not know where the hammer is or I am sure my computer would be no more! Have you tried running it though a different program? Sometimes I have to use Firefox to make it work. Anyway hope you have an awesome day.
~Naomi
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Tue, 09-07-2010 - 10:39pm
Well... illegals are here illegally, they are breaking the law and getting away with it. I (and DH) are jumping through many legal hoops and being buried in paperwork and stress and still have the possibility of being deported hanging over our heads at all times all for doing it legally. The talk of complete amnesty for illegals is a slap in the face of everyone doing it legally. Shayne has made this analogy when discussing it with (legal) Mexicans working at the lumber mills who say its a victimless crime: Imagine waiting in line at the movie, a very long line and you are at the end of the line. Now picture a group of people walking to the front of the line and cutting in. How do you feel? What would you do? Now we are the family at the end of the line and illegals are the ones who jumped the cue. We are the victims. Especially since our line is at best 7 years long.
 
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Wed, 09-08-2010 - 1:29pm

Ok, that's how I thought you felt about it, but I wanted to be sure before I said something dumb.



Is there anything besides the green card situation that I can be praying for?



Naomi, do you have any prayer requests?



Mine would be DH's job search.

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