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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Great News!

Paul was hired today!

You may recall that Paul worked for UPS before we moved to Missouri (and, if you know us personally, then you know that he also has worked at the "hub" in Raleigh, NC). Anyway, he has often lamented leaving the UPS position at Springfield, IL.

Well, today he was hired on at UPS in Columbia, MO. He will be loading the trucks in the wee hours of the morning. He will again be driving 45 minutes to get to work. The money does not really make much sense in the beginning... with all the driving. BUT, he spoke to the Human Resources gal and told her plainly that he wishes to drive as soon as possible. Before he quit in IL, he had begun driving on Saturday's route... but that was WAY too much for him to do (working 7 days a week) while he was also trying to be a minister at a small country church.

Anyway, he is very excited about this course of action - and I am excited too! Also, UPS has college tuition reimbursement, and Paul has been kicking around the idea of a degree in auto mechanics. I am also VERY supportive of that course of action. But, we are still praying through all of this.

We are also praying for a commuter car for Paul. He does not want to leave me stranded without transportation. He also wants to get something with really good fuel economy.


Ruby said...

That is another wonderful answer to prayer!
May God's hand be upon Paul, especially in the commuting time, and on you all at hme. You will miss him, Bethany!

Mama Hen said...

Great news! I know that must be a relief for you and for him.

Bethany W. said...


You are right that I will miss him! I don't know what I will do without him in the mornings!


Arthur Sido said...

That is great. On the other hand I have seen what those UPS guys do and it looks REALLY strenous. Lets pray he gets into driving as soon as possible and off of loading trucks!

Bethany W. said...


Paul is looking forward to taking off a few unwanted pounds... but I reckon the first few weeks will be rough. Then again, he is tossing those square bales already, so he is used to rough work! At least UPS is air conditioned and there is no dirt and hay flying in your face!


Anonymous said...

Actually UPS is not air conditioned, and believe it or not, dirt and hay could be some of the possible scenarios at UPS. You would be surprised what is shippped UPS.

Paul Woods

Steve and Paula said...

Oh praise the Lord for answered prayer.

Anonymous said...

Sounds great! Longer commutes often accompany cheaper living accomodations so 45min really doesn't sound too bad for a good job. Does the job include Saturday work? How does that sit with your previous post? Just curious. Hope we see you tomorrow.

-Mrs. B.