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Finally an interview!

Yay! Mex finally got a call back. We were starting to fear that we have been too picky in looking for his new job. He wanted something reasonably close to our house, with benefits and better pay than his last job. Of course we were hoping for regular hours during the week, instead of the typical nights and weekends of the restaurant world. Therefore, he’s only found about four jobs that fit that description.

Yesterday he went to the Presbyterian Senior home in North Oaks. It was a little further away from us than I thought when he applied but it was the most gorgeous and gigantic building I’ve ever seen for senior housing. There must be room for 500 people and they are still expanding. It is not a nursing home or assisted living. It seems like just senior reduced income housing. The people living there pay only $260 a month and there are parks, full service dining, indoor pool, pool tables and all kinds of stuff. Unfortunately, when Mex showed up for his interview the chef was out due to a family emergency but he got a tour of the kitchen and filled out some more applications. He’ll have to go in a second time and meet the chef.

He also dropped off applications at the Bon Appetit food service at Target and Medtronic locations so he’ll have to call and follow up with the chefs later this week.

That’s all for now! Hopefully the next update will include a new job report!

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Home sweet home

Welcome to Minnesota my good-looking Mexican! Kiss, Kiss!

Can you tell we are happy to be back in Minnesota?

We crossed the final “border” of our trip at about 11:15 this morning and it felt FABULOUS for both of us! I definitely think Minnesota has to be the most beautiful state around! Especially after 800 miles through eastern Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa!


Unloading the PT for the last time! We got home about 1 to our house and it felt great to pull in the driveway where we started.


Here we are the fabulous four travelling companions! All home safe and sound with few dents on the car or scratches anywhere.

DRIVING MILES:
Our Minnesota House to El Paso – 1663
El Paso to Tetelilla – 1532
Around Mexico – 877
Tetelilla to El Paso – 1428
El Paso to our Minnesota home – 2083

GRAND TOTAL – 7583 miles and 60 days

Holy craziness!

Mex and I are trying to take in being home, laundry, unpacking and cleaning the mess we left upstairs in our bedrooms and bathrooms (thank the world for Maren cleaning the main floor even though we’ve totally destroyed it already). My throat is still very raw so talking is painful. Don’t be offended if we don’t return phone calls until the weekend. We need to get Mex a phone too since we cancelled his when we left and visit all our families first. We’ll be in church this Sunday so we’ll see some of you there!

I will continue to write on here about what is going on with us and more thoughts on Mexico because we both have so much to say about this experience. Keep looking if you are interested! Get in touch with us soon!

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