Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And FOREVER Later....

I actually got on here to read all about my brother-in-law Jason's big new job news (say that 10 times fast), and I happened to graze past our little blog which was an ode to Halloween. OK! Time for an update!

We've had some big changes here at the Ballash house, starting with one I can't really mention online (and for those of you who know, please don't comment me or facebook me or myspace me or anything about said life change because it's still a secret from many people!) But the change is big enough that even though I can't yet say it, it's still worth mentioning.

Aside from our secret change we've also got one I feel like shouting from the rooftops: Douglas is on his final semester at Embry-Riddle. 2 and 1/4 months left and he's officially a college graduate! I can't even count the ways this graduation will be a blessing. We still don't know where he'll be working upon graduating, but he's applied all over and had a couple small leads. It's still early in the process so we'll keep you posted. (And if anyone knows of anyone who's hiring aerospace engineers, please feel free to let us know.)

We are dying to get out of Prescott. Of course, we'll miss all the friends we've made here dearly, but I can't say it's been my favorite place overall. Doug is on job number 3, count 'em 1-2-3 that has run out of work for him to do recently. Sure, the economy is rough all over, but having three jobs in 6 months is ridiculous. And as Doug has just piped in.... Why hire someone if you don't have work?! So, with our savings gone, our debt at an all-time high, and our food storage waning, we are just hoping to get to a bigger city with more opportunity ASAP.

And on that pathetic note we leave you with these hopeful and happy thoughts:



  1. Yea for an update! I don't know "said life change" so please tell soon! I am so happy for you that Doug is almost done! That is so great! We are in thick of it, so it gives me hope to hear that people do survive the grad school days. Post new pics of cute Kyleena soon! Miss ya!

  2. Salt Lake is quite bigger. (I have to promote my cause.)

  3. Yay! I'm so glad that we inspired you to update! I know how "surviving" goes when you have no money...but it will get better! I will keep you guys in my prayers:)