Archive for June, 2011


23 June 2011 at 6:29 pm
by Berck

Jonah picked a cheap diner for lunch that’s been around for decades, but which we’ve never been to. The parking lot was mostly unusable because the roof was being replaced. There were roofers on the roof, a vat of tar out front, shingles everywhere, and everything smelled like tar.

We picked a seat and sat down and Jonah asked the waitress, “What’s cooking outside?” The waitress looked as confused by the question as I felt. “Our roof is cooking outside!” she said.

Apparently Jonah had confused a tar vat with smoke coming out from it with a barbecue grill.

“I’ll have that, then,” Jonah said.

“You’ll have our roof?” the waitress asked, more confused.


“Well, we have some barbecue today.”


1st day of training for new position

20 June 2011 at 10:27 pm
by Jonah

Well, today was my first day of training for my new position. We went through all the open cases and discussed what stage they are in. I answered the phone a few times and was able to help one guy with answering his interrogatories presented by Respondents. I’ve pretty much done everything that I need to know how to do before once or twice, so we’re feeling confident that I’ll be just fine. We’re going to set a hearing date tomorrow, which I haven’t done here but have done at my previous job. Then we ran out of things for me to learn, so I went back and played with my files some more.

I have now been here a year. Tomorrow will by my first anniversary!

So lots of big news today…

17 June 2011 at 9:19 pm
by Jonah

A company here in Colorado Springs has bought the company my dad works for, and today he accepted the new company’s offer to work for them…here! So he and mom are coming out here mid July to look for a house. Of course, they now have TWO houses to sell because they bought Nathan and Stephanie’s when they moved to Seattle. So we’ll have to see what happens.

The other big news is that my boss walked into my cubby today and said that the girl that had been hired right before me had just given her two week notice so she can go back to school. Fortunately, I’ve done almost everything she’s done so far except answer the phones, so it will be pretty easy to move from my hole in my rubber room to the front office area. I’ve really enjoyed my job so far of organizing files, and my new job as one of the regular paralegals will be far more stressful. But it’s kind of a promotion. And as long as I don’t majorly screw up, it’s good job security. We’re going to see how it goes on if we need to hire a new person. I will be doing all of Steven’s dictation (there’s quite a lot) and be the paralegal for one full-time attorney and one part-time one, plus helping Steven’s paralegal with his busy work. It’s actually the job I initially applied for. Fortunately, I’m at a good stopping point with my file organization. The office manager doesn’t want to stop that process, but I don’t see how I’ll have time to do much of that with everything else I’ll be doing. Overall, it’s a good change, though, I think.

Here’s to new beginnings!

Berck’s weather forecast for his trip home

11 June 2011 at 3:44 pm
by Jonah

I’m Home!

9 June 2011 at 6:26 pm
by Berck

Joanna apparently has company coming over tonight, but I’ll write more soon.