A few things have happened since my last post so let’s start with Friday and move on from there. Friday arrived with some rather upsetting news regarding my summons to serve jury duty. It is the policy of my employer to pay an employee for the hours they would miss while serving jury duty, however, as a seasonal employee I am not entitled to this benefit. We are talking about a loss of at least $400 in potential income for someone who barely survives paycheck to paycheck. My first productive reaction to this was to ask my supervisor if I could get this in writing so I could attempt to get released from jury duty due to the financial hardship it would cause my family. I didn’t anticipate that I would be successful getting released from my obligation, but it was worth a shot.
Saturday saw the completion of the playhouse my parents bought at Menards last weekend. We’re actually still missing a piece which, hopefully, will be sent to us posthaste. Maybe I’ll find a picture of the playhouse online and post it on my blog. It was incredibly satisfying to see Ashley move her little camp chairs into the house and play for an hour. The playhouse even smells awesome since it is constructed of cedar! Once we have the missing piece we’ll be able to attach the stove top so Ashley can run a play taquería out of her home. Ashley and Josie should have a ball playing with the playhouse.