I know it has been a while since I have published a post, so I figured I would write today to catch everyone up on what has been happening in the month of February.
Unfortunately, this has been an unhealthy month for the Nickels family. Jason and I have both had the flu. Jason caught it first and then I caught it. I knew I probably would catch it because at the time Jason was sick, I was still on antibiotics for my sinus infection. Anyway, the good news is that we are both well now. Sadie also had some down time this month. She was spayed and just got her stitches out yesterday. She was mellow for only the first day and then she was her crazy self again. Oh the joys of having a puppy! 🙂
I started my new job this month and I am enjoying it very much! I now work for a medical billing office in Oklahoma City that handles billing for emergency room physicians. I am working in the AR department. This job is great. My bosses are very nice, I work in a very homey atmosphere, I can wear whatever I want (jeans, sweats…), and every Friday we get to go home an hour early. Jason is jealous. 🙂
Speaking of Jason, Dell laid off about 250 people not too long ago, 75% of the consumer side. The top 25% were moved to business sales. Jason is already in business sales and was sales rep of the quarter last quarter, so his job seems to be pretty safe. This month has been hard. He is working the late shift, 12pm-9pm, but it looks like he will still make his quota. 🙂 I am definitely looking forward to March, so I can see him more.
Many things have happened at church this month too. Choir started up again. The church has been going through a time of rediscovering what it really means to worship God, so choir took some time off during the month of January. This has been such a wonderful time for the church. I feel so blessed to be part of a church that cares so deeply about the worship lives of its members. (Speaking of members, Jason and I joined last Sunday.) Jason and I are excited to be a part of choir again. We love it! We are also still enjoying our flock. We are part of a young marrieds flock that meets on Sunday mornings during 1st service.
Well, I guess that is mostly it. I am waiting for the weather here to change.It has definitely been cold this month. I miss California. I miss my family, friends and the weather. 🙂 I hope you are all doing well!
My car is fixed! We ended up taking my car to a Ford dealer who was able to pull the check engine light code off the car to find out exactly what was wrong with it. We also found out that the problem was covered under an extended waranty, so we didn’t have to pay much at all to have it fixed. Now it has new parts and runs like new. I guess we will not have to look for a new car afterall. God is good!
Yesterday, my (Kellie) car broke down in the middle of I-44 on my way home from work. Luckily, a police man was near by and pushed me over to the side of the road. 15-20 minutes later it started again and after that every 5-10 minutes I would have to pull over to side of the road and turn it off and then back on again. Luckily, my boss followed me the whole way home to make sure I was ok. (Keep in mind that this all happened on my very first day of work.) I was thoroughly embarrassed and a bit frustrated with my car. It has been giving Jason and me trouble for a while now and everytime we have taken it in to the shop it has either come back not fixed with a large bill attached or the shop couldn’t duplicate the problem and nothing at all was done. We are now trying to figure out what we are going to do to fix it and we have also decided that we are now in the market for a new car. We do not want to add another car payment to our bills, so we are going to try to pay Jason’s car off first. We have a year left on that loan. We are hoping that with the tax return and a few good paychecks from Jason that it won’t take the whole year. Wish us luck!
Just a picture for everyone who thought Jack would be forever terrorized by the newest addition to the family.