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My Adventures in Spark Land...car is almost fixed/son has a internship interview

Friday, March 16, 2018

A Strong Women
doesn't give up even
though he heart may
feel heavy. She
courageously takes one
more step, then another,
and another.

A Sparkie friend posted this link this AM of what a SP blog is:


It was a nice reminder after being cyber bullied on here. what blogs are meant for! I struggled many times with blogging. After blogging I've had males spark mail me in detail all about their sex therapy sessions. I've had a sexual predictors contact me after reading my blogs. Also I've been cyber bullied. So I switch up what I blog about a lot!

Yesterday I was ....well I knew my son was frustrated with working on my car. I was wondering what I would do if he couldn't get it fixed and he laid in bed until almost 1 PM which did nothing for me inside panic party! When he got up he told me he received a call about an internship at a company on the other side of the state. He figured it was someone he had talked to at a job fair. He called them back and has a face time interview with them Tuesday. The plant is based in GB but the job can be anywhere. I asked him how he felt. He said it was better then working at camp again. The day before he got up and told me he had received an email from the camp. The male he worked under for the past 2 1/2 summer quit last year half way through last summer. My son ended up doing his job without a pay raise and getting the same amount of money as the boys who were doing nothing! Anyhow the guy who quit is now grounds keeper. I told my son to ask him if he could get him a raise if my son went back to work there. I also reminded my son he didn't want to go back last summer but he ended up working at the camp 1 month longer then the other 2 years and the camp gave him everything for his room at the house he is renting on campus. He was very blessed!!! I told my son yesterday I know he needs an internship to get a better job, I just wish a internship would open up closer to me. He has applied for some. I can't get my hopes up he will be home this summer. I just reminded my son that God did bless him last summer when he didn't get an internship. My son took my to get my book that came in the library (Key Lime Pie Murder), the drug store to get his meds, then he went up to my dad's. My son came home and said he got it fixed. Now he is working on the other side. He has heard to replace both sides. I did feel better. He does also.

My son got me DIRECTV NOW. It is great but the local channels only show up half the time. My son has been chatting live with Direct TV and the cable company. He has been researching and found out it's a very common issue. I spend most of my time yesterday contacting Direct TV and the cable company. Between the 2 of us, we discovered that there is a billing zip code which is ours and a the location zip code where our cable is coming from. Both zip codes have to line up in order for us to get the local channels. My son discovered every time he flipped the internet on and off, the location zip changed. So my son spend time turning the internet on and off until the zip code was close enough to our zip code that it gave us local channels. We ended up watching the movie 'Lean ON Me' which wasn't even on a local channel-lol! Then going to bed.

Thank you all for your support!

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    Praying for a close by internship.
    828 days ago
    Strong women! Really, most women are strong, aren't we? No one knows our own secret struggles. Bullying does not make a person strong, it makes them a coward, but I know they are struggling and must feel terrible to treat others terribly! Oh, hope the car is fixedsoon! glad he made progress on it! I am a person who believes all things work out the way they should work out.... Comfortable or not.... so, I know the right experience will open for your son. I do hope it is closer, but if not, both of you will figure it out! Most internships don't pay! so, that is a consideration.
    846 days ago
    I am glad that your son is almost done fixing your car. I hope that your son can get a job this summer close to you. I will have to check out that link. Bullying of any kind is not acceptable. emoticon
    846 days ago
    the key to jobs is to keep applying
    847 days ago
    Glad that DS was able to fix the brakes on your car. Hope things work out for him with the internship.

    Bullying and sexual overtones should not be a part of Spark. The article needs to be posted again as a reminder. It's been my opinion, too, that Spark is designed to be a safe place to share our feelings. It's those feelings we deal with, the emotional pain inside, that leads to overeating and other addictions. Or at least that's my opinion.

    Have a good weekend. emoticon emoticon
    847 days ago
    Glad your car is almost fixed - hope he finishes before he has to go back to school.
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    847 days ago
    Glad to hear that your car is almost fixed. HOPE your son gets the internship that he feels would be test for him.

    As for blogs, well, I feel they are written for us by us foremost, and if we choose to share, bonus points, but there should never be disrespect or bullying!

    HUGS and hope you have a good weekned.
    847 days ago
    Glad to hear your car is nearly fixed. You have an awesome son who seems to not quit until he can fix things for his mother. God Bless him. God will reward him and you for your patience. Sometimes, we all get frustrated and at that time I reach for the greatest book ever written THE BIBLE. It will usually get me out of a troubled situation. I know you feel the same way. I wish I had your son heoanre. He is God's blessing.
    Love, Just keep looking up for inspiration.
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    847 days ago
    That's disappointing that people have responded in such inappropriate ways to your blogs. The article that you shared was a good reminder of what blogs are meant for! Glad to hear that your son was able to get a call about an internship opportunity!
    847 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Happy to hear about your car. I hate it that men have sent you sexual advances on Spark. I received one a few months ago. I am married and told him not to write again. I hope that you advised Spark about this.
    847 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/16/2018 2:22:01 PM
    Glad your car is almost fixed. emoticon
    847 days ago
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