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This was an eventful decade. On the home front we added a new soul. Jade was born in 2001. Bringing our clan up to seven, plus daddy and momma under the same roof. Living in this new location, we certainly had living space for her as opposed to how to get rid of small ants in house the rigby house. The kids played with cousins close by. They roamed in the barn and in the pasture. We chose not to have a television in our home how to get rid of small ants in house most of the years, and our kids learned to read a lot and explore how to get rid of small ants in house the outdoors.

The unexpected happened. Momma durtschi passed away unexpectedly, and we were left to care for daddy. We did have some help occasionally from nearby family. But, day in and day out, the responsibility was mostly on us. We did it for as long as we could before how to get rid of small ants in house his condition became so bad that a nursing home was how to get rid of small ants in house needed. He was in a nursing home for about a year how to get rid of small ants in house when he passed away.

Us moving to driggs was actually the only reason a how to get rid of small ants in house nursing home was not used before. The doctor had been recommending it even before we arrived, but joan wanted to prevent that. Before joan passed she had made the decision to give how to get rid of small ants in house us the house for being willing to move in and how to get rid of small ants in house help. Why us? Momma liked me, and she knew marya would like to be back in how to get rid of small ants in house the valley. Plus, other durtschi family who already lived in the area had how to get rid of small ants in house their own families to tend too, or she just didn’t seem comfortable with them being that highly involved with how to get rid of small ants in house walter’s constant care needs.

To this day, because of the sentimental attachments to the house, and the subjective opinions of whether we did enough to how to get rid of small ants in house earn it being given to us, still leaves an undertone of discontent among some of the how to get rid of small ants in house siblings. I was asked once, if given the choice to move up and help would how to get rid of small ants in house I do it again. Yes. Moving in to help walter and joan was the right how to get rid of small ants in house thing to do. The other stuff is just human nature at play. You never know what life is going to present, and you don’t have any control about how others might feel about how to get rid of small ants in house it. We rolled with it the best we could.

During this decade I also served as 1st counselor in how to get rid of small ants in house the driggs 2nd ward bishopric with wayne egbert as bishop, and meredith wilson as 2nd counselor. Just like serving in the mission field, this was a challenging and rewarding time. A story connected with this. Of course I was on the stand each week, and marya bravely brought the kids to church. A sister moved into the ward and noticed marya coming how to get rid of small ants in house in with all the kids. She didn’t know us. She was disgusted that marya’s husband would send all those kids to church with how to get rid of small ants in house her each week while he was relaxing or off recreating. It wasn’t until several months went by, and she saw us together at a ward party that how to get rid of small ants in house she finally realized who I was marya’s husband. Even though this sister had never told marya about her how to get rid of small ants in house feelings about her “slacking” husband, she felt a need to come an apologize to marya how to get rid of small ants in house for drawing unfounded conclusions.

Work wise…well, I kind of experienced an identity crisis during this decade. At anderson lumber I was promoted to receiving clerk before how to get rid of small ants in house too long. In that job I was responsible for checking in all how to get rid of small ants in house shipments and making sure the proper quantity was there and how to get rid of small ants in house no damage. The work was good. Then some corporate changes. Anderson lumber was a small regional chain of stores, and they were bought out by national corporation. A new manager came on board. I could tell right away that we were going to how to get rid of small ants in house clash. He was cocky and arrogant. He didn’t treat his team like equals. I was the first one to leave after he took how to get rid of small ants in house command. He actually offered me a generous raise if I stayed. A raise that would have put my income above that how to get rid of small ants in house of my supervisor. (I didn’t think that was a wise leadership move on his how to get rid of small ants in house part either.) I left and went to work for suburban propane delivering how to get rid of small ants in house propane and training as a technician.

With each of these companies I worked for, in my mind, I was sincerely striving to make it a career. I think this attitude came from the example of my how to get rid of small ants in house father and mother. My dad had worked in the same building all my how to get rid of small ants in house life (he did have different promotions, but same career) until that building burned and he continued the same career how to get rid of small ants in house as agricultural equipment repair, but with him being owner. Mom too, she was a librarian all her life. I thought that is the way it should be. Find a career, a company, work with dedication, earn promotions, and stick with THAT company. You take care of them, and they will take care of you. Well, I was learning that that wasn’t how the world was working anymore.

I was not with suburban long. I received an unsolicited phone call and an offer from how to get rid of small ants in house the owner of R&R landscape. He wanted me to come on board as an office how to get rid of small ants in house manager, and potential buy him out of the company along with how to get rid of small ants in house some of the crew chiefs that managed the landscaping crews. I could not let that potential opportunity go without trying. It seemed much too good to pass up.

To make it short, it didn’t work. The old adage, if it seems to good to be true it probably how to get rid of small ants in house is. Again, I liked the work; what I was learning and with what I was able how to get rid of small ants in house to contribute. But, it didn’t end up being full time during the winter as how to get rid of small ants in house promised. I hated drawing unemployment when I had been taught you how to get rid of small ants in house work for what you get. The price he wanted for the company was more than how to get rid of small ants in house any bank or private lender was comfortable with. And his method of financing was…well, let’s just say creative…and didn’t sit well with me. I was asked by local small supplies and large corporations how to get rid of small ants in house all the time when R&R landscape was going to pay them. I was not given control of the business checking account. He and his wife only saw those numbers.

What to do? Anderson lumber’s name had officially changed to stock building supply and how to get rid of small ants in house the community was not fond of the new manager. He was not fired, but his position was changed, and he was transferred. After he left as manager, I approached the guy who took his job who knew how to get rid of small ants in house me from before and he welcomed me back. Again, changing jobs so much was really uncomfortable to me because how to get rid of small ants in house I want to “settle in” and stay with one company like I had seen my how to get rid of small ants in house parents do.

At stock building supply I went from entry level again how to get rid of small ants in house as forklift and truck driver, to inventory control specialist, to operations manager relatively quickly. I was responsible for the smooth running of the retail how to get rid of small ants in house portion of the store. The manager kept the office staff and outside sales team how to get rid of small ants in house for his duties. The yard foreman took care of fork-lift and truck drivers. This looked like the right track…then…this nationally-owned corporation started dictating changes that were not good for how to get rid of small ants in house a small town lumber store. They wanted to let large stores like home depot and how to get rid of small ants in house lowes take care of the everyday home owner’s building and project needs. They wanted to focus on professional contractors only market. Those who built homes for a living. They began dictating things like closing on saturdays because most how to get rid of small ants in house contractors don’t work on saturday. They wanted to get rid of some of our inventory how to get rid of small ants in house because it was home owner needed items and not professional how to get rid of small ants in house contractor items. Both I and the manager fought them on this. We repeatedly told them that being the only lumber yard how to get rid of small ants in house in a small town that their picture just wouldn’t work. They didn’t like the answer. We were not fitting their envisioned mold.

I could see the writing on the wall. I could see this was not going to end well. As much as I hated to do it, I started looking for work AGAIN. A few years prior, larry juarez, owner of grand interiors, who dealt specifically with cabinets, appliances, flooring and interior hardware in new homes and remodels had how to get rid of small ants in house approached me, and asked if I would come work for him. Even though that had been a few years before, I approached him to see if he still had a how to get rid of small ants in house need. He did. For him I did all kinds of things. My main job was appliance sales, ordering, and installation. But is was such a small company I also helped how to get rid of small ants in house install cabinets, drive truck, and office management.

In 2008, due to unwise housing and real estate loan practices in how to get rid of small ants in house the country, that market tanked nationwide. Construction slowed drastically. This ushered in a recession that had global effects. Grand interiors was connected with the construction industry and things how to get rid of small ants in house became troublingly slow there. I was able to do some part time work on how to get rid of small ants in house short term projects for people in the valley when I how to get rid of small ants in house was only working part time at my regular job.

During this time my appendix needed removed. No health insurance at the time. Some very generous soul stepped in to pay the $10,000 hospital bill. I have an idea of who it was, but know way of telling for sure without directly asking, and most anonymous, good-hearted souls like that don’t want to be known.

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Even with all that was going on in our family’s life during this decade, we added yet another family member. Marya’s sister beth would visit during the summer months from how to get rid of small ants in house texas to avoid the heat. One summer she brought a 17-year-old young lady with her to help out with her how to get rid of small ants in house four children. The alternate motive was to get crystal (we call her big crystal to distinguish from our younger how to get rid of small ants in house daughter crystal) was to get her away from an unhealthy home environment. At the end of the summer she did not want how to get rid of small ants in house to go back. Her grandparents, who had legal guardianship over her would not let her how to get rid of small ants in house stay in idaho. We told crystal that when she turned 18, if she wanted to come live with us that she how to get rid of small ants in house was welcome to.

Her birthday is at the end of december. She hopped on a plane just a few days after, came to live with us, graduated from teton valley high school. She had some jobs: burger king, a clothing store. Served a mission for the church of jesus christ of how to get rid of small ants in house latter-day saints. Fell in love with marya’s nephew and married him. So, she was semi-adopted by us, but then married into the family also. She is a lively, energetic person we love dearly.

As I was growing up we camped regularly in tents. I enjoyed those times out in nature with my family. I thought I liked camping, but after moving to teton valley I realized I like how to get rid of small ants in house being in nature, and camping not so much. Because teton valley is right next to the mountains, I found that I liked going hiking and enjoying time how to get rid of small ants in house in a campground around a fire and so forth. But, my own bed was usually only 15 to 20 minutes how to get rid of small ants in house away from many camping areas. I preferred to go home and sleep, and come back in the morning to resume activities. I really enjoy hiking. One of my favorite hikes is up to table mountain, or table rock. I have done that so many times I lost track.

While working at the lumber yard I was impressed with how to get rid of small ants in house the character and work ethic of a man by the how to get rid of small ants in house name of chris harris. We did not do much while working there, but afterwards we started trying to go out to eat, play games, or watch a sporting event together. Chris became my best friend. It is a joy to spend time with him. Categories I believe – my values post navigation

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