Friday, September 28, 2007

Freshers, Fundraising & Freeze

Just sitting here for a few minutes waiting for the tradesman from Scottish Gas to appear. Yesterday we had a problem with our connection between the thermostat and boiler so our radiators were not coming on when needed. The weather up this way has turned quite chilly and without the heating on it feels like we’ve skipped autumn and jumped straight into winter!

I decided to go with the Council job after all and so have been busy filling out forms for Disclosure Scotland checks, etc. I am pleased to say that l am also working ‘fill-in’ and volunteer hours for the other job too so in a way managed to marry them both together.

During this past week hubby and l became committee members at the Parent Teachers' Association (PTA) for S’s school. It will be good to get actively involved in the fundraising events throughout the year.

Both D and M have finished with Freshers week and are now down to serious study. We are heading up on Sunday to visit, drop off some food parcels and set up M’s Wi-Fi connection.

D got a weekend job with a bank, which will help support him financially while at university. This past fortnight he had to go through four different stages of interviews including a math test. The numbers of applicants for the post started at over 20 and dwindled down to 14, 7, 4 etc. l remember D calling me after the last interview- he felt he had done his best but didn’t think he’d get the job as the others seemed more qualified. The next day however he got the call to tell him that he made it through! I am so proud of him for not giving up, for travelling to all the different places and sticking with it. The bank that D is going to work for won the 2006 awards for ‘Best bank in the world’- beating off competition from Canada and India. High speed Internet banking with a Scottish accent - what more would you want.

Well l need to run and pick up a wee laddie. After the October holidays wee S will be in school full-time. I am glad now that things are changing and moving on - better to keep busy.
Have a lovely weekend all.

31 comments:

Susie said...

Congratulations to D on his banking job! Sounds like you're keeping every day filled with activities.
PTA was something I did all through my childrens' school years..
xoxo

Lorraine said...

Congratulations all around.

Keep warm!

CJ said...

Glad to know the job (jobs) have worked out so well. Congratulations to D...good for him! Did you have frost Thursday morning? We don't get frost over here (that's what everyone tells us anyway) so the heavy white stuff on the roof and windscreen of our car was just "ice"...lol

Enjoy your weekend!

Snow White said...

hi sis, good post news all round the family. My friend here just gave birth so am off to buy girlie things lol, love ya
shona

MissKris said...

Wonderful news all around, it sounds. I'm glad to hear work is going well for you, and what a blessing D's job will be in helping him out with finances! One of Dear Hubby's nephews goes to a big university in Washington State and he's been working his way thru, too. I think it really helps them in transitioning into adulthood. Chilly temps here too...the freezing level is low and they've been talking about snow up on Mount Hood! I haven't had to turn the furnace on yet...I have kind of a 'contest' with the weather every year, seeing if I can make it 'til October to have to crank up the thermostat, ha! Hope this finds you well! (((((HUG)))))

Kerri said...

Congratulations to both you and D for getting those jobs! I'm glad you were able to make the decision as to which job might suit you best..and then add a bit of the other one too. I hope you enjoy them both. You'll be really keeping busy now. I hope you'll still have a bit of time to blog!!
It's a credit to D that he was awarded the bank job over all the other applicants.
Good for you and G joining the PTA and getting involved.

Alice said...

So many things are happening in your life, Sarah - all good,too.

Congratulations on plucking up the courage to apply for a job and succeeding in gaining it. I hope you will find it very fulfilling. Also, good on Daniel for persevering and obtaining his job in the bank too. The big ones seem to be taking their 'new' lives in their stride, too.

Hope you got your heating fixed - certainly not the time to be without it.

Cheers always -

'Alice'

Merle said...

Hi Sarah ~~ Glad to hear that you have got a job (or two) and that Your son has a bank job and is doing so well. Great that you and yor husband are involved with S 's
school. You are a busy lady, but good luck in all you do.
Take carem my friend, Love, Merle.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Dear Horizon.... Goodness! What a lot is happening in your home. Congratulations to both you and Daniel. Isn’t it a terrific feeling to see your children making a success of life. I’m happy for you. And dear little Sam is starting full-time school too. Busy, busy time for you all. Marion

Betty said...

Horizon,
Congratulations on your new position with the Council....you are an asset to them I am sure....

Also to Daniel...I worked at a bank for years and my husband continues to as a consultant now upon retiring full time....as well as being a minister....

Hope you got your heating situation worked out....I dislike being cold.....brrrrrrrr....Betty

HORIZON said...

Missing finding the time to check in on you all. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving messages. hugs and bests
sarah

Sharon Kay said...

It sounds like your family has been very busy. I am glad you have settled in at what job you want and I think the best job is the one where you and your husband will be a part of the school activities.............Enjoy your weekend

Betty said...

Horizon,
I know you are busy with the new job but I really miss hearing what's going on in your life and the children's.....

Hope you are all well and happy...Betty

Carmen said...

Hello dear friend, just checking on you ;-)

Margaret said...

Hya, glad to know that all is well with you and yours apart from the heating that is.
Seems my wireless reception is OK now.
Cheers Margaret

Gwen said...

Hi Horizon.
Congrates all round,you sure sound busy stay well.xx

smileymamaT said...

Hi there!
"High speed Internet banking with a Scottish accent - what more would you want."
That is SO funny! Congrats for a job well earned!
:) Ttorybo@

Betty said...

Horizon,
Just checking on you....miss you...just say you are okay, okay?

Betty

Monique said...

Hi, I just saw at PEA's that it's your B'day. Congratulations and many happy, healthy returns. Have a great day !!!!

Merle said...

Hello Dear Sarah ~ ~ I sent you an e mail at the address in your profile, so hope it still is current.
Just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday for today. I hope you have had a wonderful day with lots of family and fun. I hope the new job is working out well and that you and the family are all well.
Take care my friend, and again a very
Happy Birthday. Much love, Merle.

PEA said...

Happy Birthday dear Sarah!!! I hope you have a simply marvelous day...I know your family will make sure it's special:-) Think of you often and miss you but can understand how busy life is for you right now. Much love! xoxo

Jeanette said...

Happy birthday Sarah,
Oh My you are a very busy ladyfinding time to work and also on the PTA commitee, take care stay safe...

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday! (came by way of Pea's)

Sharon Kay said...

A little bird just told me it was your birthday so I had to stop by and say..............birthday wishes from me to you with all the joy a new year can bring........Sharon K

T*mmy said...

I could have sworn I left a comment here when you first posted but I don't see it...oh well...

Pea has posted that today is your birthday and I just stopped in to sing for ya!

Happy Birthday to YOU!
Happy Birthday to YOU!
Happy Birthday dear Sarah!!
Happy Birthday to YOU!!
And many more!
<(:-D)

Kathleen Marie said...

Congrats on the job and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hugs!

Lady Di Tn said...

Just dropped by to wish you a Happy Birthday. Hope it was filled with your favorite things.
peace

peppylady said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Granny said...

I heard from Merle that today is your birthday. At least it's still the 15th on this side of the pond.

Happy Birthday!!

Betty said...

Sarah,

Ya--hoo, is anybody home? Just want to wish you a belated Happy Birthday......hope it was wonderful and that your days are going great.....

Miss you.....Betty

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