The Wandering Workentins

The Wandering Workentins ~ Ron & Ali: God loving, couple with two great sons, two delightful daughters-in-loves and five wonderful grandchildren, Max, Opal, Christopher, Treyson and Alexander. Following the Lord wherever He leads. Travel along with us as we visit family, friends, work wherever He lands us all the while trusting Him every step of the way. We enjoy meeting new people and seeing new things along life's journey.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Changes are a Coming

Wanted to write you all and let you know what is going on with us.  Last Wednesday, 4/4 Ron & I were let go from our positions at the Lone Star Corral.  They gave us a reason which does not hold truth as far as we are concerned. We have filed for unemployment and are praying that God will find favor and we will be able to get benefits.

First I want to share our Wednesday morning: my scripture verse that morning was Jer. 33:3 “I know the plans I have for you.”  As we were being told that our contract was terminated immediately I thought “OK, LORD you know the plans you have for us so hope you plan on sharing them with us soon.”

Currently we are at Medina Lake Thousand Trails, Pipe Creek, TX while we get settled and figure some things out.  We have a 21 day park to park contract so housing is not an issue.  We will find out the week of 4/17 if we will get unemployment; hopefully we will get unemployment which will help considerably. We have about $1000 and have paid the most pressing bills.  My meds are fine for about another 2 months.   We have started to apply for different jobs and will do that every day. 

Other than that we are not sure of our plans.  One place we will be applying is for the October – December season.  They provide a Full HU site, $10 per hour with lots of opportunities for over time.  They are in Cambellsville, Kentucky.   We believe we will have no problem getting on with them.  What we will need to do is find a job for the summer months.  Because we don’t think we will ever have another opportunity to be in this part of the US so we are thinking we will move toward Kentucky, staying at TT parks along the way and boon-docking in Wal-Mart if in between parks.  We can always stop at a McDonald’s and Starbucks and use their free WiFi.  We have plenty of canned/boxed food in our food totes, a freezer full of meat and a pretty stocked fridge for the time being.  Good thing we like to cook and try new dishes ~ I am sure some will be pretty creative.

We would ask that you keep us in your prayers and that we will be open to the Lord’s leading, not get discouraged and keep the faith.  

On another note, we had a great vacation the week before we were let go.  We flew to Seattle and spent four days in the Blaine area seeing lots of family and friends and then we headed south stopping in Seattle for an eye check up and polish of my artificial eye and then made our way to Garibaldi, OR where we met up with Brandon and his family.   We were together till early morning on 4/1 when we made our way back to Seattle to fly back to San Antonio where friends picked us up. Worked Monday & Tuesday and then got let go on Wednesday.  We were so glad we had that time with family & friends, got rejuvenated and spiritually      refreshed.  

Here are some pictures - more will be added along with some fun posts.

Jamie, Opal & Grandpa

Opal enjoying her chocolate mouse!

Jamie & Opal (she looks a little tired because we met at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast before we headed to Seattle and OR).

Max and his beautiful smile!!

Christopher enjoying his birthday cake!  Can't believe that he & Opal are 4 already!

Treyson eating some cereal.  He is such a cuddler and believe me this grammy got lots of cuddle time in with him.

Max, Christopher & Grandpa heading into the Haunted Mansion at the Carnival (Funtastic Shows) in Clackamas, OR.  So fun to see many of our friends who we worked with when we traveled & worked with them.

Grandpa reading and Max watching a movie

Max watching the movie and Christopher wrapped in his new blanket that Grammy made for him.  Do you see a theme of BSU Bronco colors in these pictures? 

We love you all and will keep you updated on a more regular basis of where we are and what is                going on with us.  If you want to reach us, please send us an email at ali1257 AT gmail DOT com.

Love Ali & Ron


Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Sorry to hear of you misfortune, but sometimes job changes are for the better, I know you guys are good hardworking people and won't have any trouble with locating another position. Our prayers are with you. Sam & Donna...

Merikay said...

I too wish you both the best. Amazon can be very physically challenging. Be sure you are up to the long hours on your feet.

Phyllis said...

You will be able to collect UI benefits. The only disqualification would be in you were let go for malfeasance. Then the company would have to protest you receiving benefits and make an appeal. This does not usually happen.

We know people who have worked at Amazon in Kentucky and in other areas. Hard work but I remember when you were with the carnival. NOTHING could be harder than that.

Brenda Wilbee said...

What would you do at AMazon????

Donna B. McNicol said...

Ali, I know something will come out of this current stalemate. Wanted to pass along a couple of links. Don't know if you follow Nick Russell but he recently posted a blog thatmight interest you:

I have friends who just finished up a short stint of gate guarding and another that is just starting. Here are their blog links:

Betty Graffis said...

Jeremiah 29:11 is my Life verse! He has never failed me yet. When I was nervous about the future or needed to be encouraged another scripture I hung on to was Deut 31:8 “The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

When you were in Clackamas you were about 10 minutes from our home. And I lived in Tillamook for 91/2 years so Garibaldi is very familiar to us also

We will be keeping you in our prayers as you close another chapter of your lives and get ready to open the next one.

Lord Bless you,
Betty and Joe

Carol Kerr said...

We're looking for some part time help here in Branson and there is the distinct possiblity that it could turn into full time by the beginning of May. Hard work, but nice area. Email me if you are interested / for more details.