Hey Bethann, I hope the refinance goes through before the end of the year. Enjoy your time off, it sounds like it is well deserved. From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of BethAnn LaPresta (Redacted sender "bela28_02@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC) Sent: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:51 AM To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [audio-pals] Re: Hello Hi Josh and everyone, Not much happening here in Washington. Still working on things around the house in preparation for the appraisal this Thursday. The credit union was very slow and inefficient, so maybe the refinance will close by the end of the year, maybe not. Deep sigh... Working at work and at home after work, weekends have been non-existent for the last 4 weekends, so I am looking forward to doing nothing this weekend. LOL I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a wonderful start to 2015! BethAnn _____ From: Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 6:37 AM Subject: [audio-pals] Hello I hope everyone is doing well. I just finished up my third final exam. I have one more final exam and that will be done online as a take home exam tomorrow. Once I take that exam I will be finished. In a way I hate take home exams. I had 2 this semester and both were papers. The first paper had to be 6-8 pages and the second one had to be 8-10 pages. Last semester I had a take home exam and it was right about 25 pages long. The only class that I have any clue where I stand prior to the final scores being calculated in is my Criminal Justice class, I have 103% in the class. However, the paper that I am submitting can bring my score down to almost a D if I get a zero on the paper. So, I will be on Christmas break after Thursday. As long as I pass all of my classes this semester then I will be starting my final undergrad semester next semester as well. It is up in the air as to whether I will just try to get a job, continue to try and work on getting into law school, try to get into the mental health program which only about 12% get accepted, or try to get into the social work masters program. Social work doesn’t require a GRE which is an entrance exam and I can be a counselor if I do clinical social work. So, mental health, which does require a GRE, or clinical social work will give me the same opportunities from what I can tell. Amanda is already on Christmas break and as far as I can tell she did well in her classes and therefore will be starting her final semester next semester. She has one class and an internship. Unfortunately she was unable to find a paid internship so the house buying has to be put on hold as far as I can tell at this point in time. Little Man is now 9 years old as of Friday. We celebrated by going to the Christmas parade on Friday night and then we had his party on Saturday. We had his party at our church. Our church has a fellowship hall and a gymnasium. He had a couple of his friends from the apartment complex where we live attend and then family was there as well. He got a sleu of things from money and gift cards to new music and a new boombox, but out of everything I think his favorite gift was his 3 movies in 1 of Home Alone. Little Man has also been selected to be in his school’s spelling bee. He brought home his interim report so the 4 and a half week report to see where they currently stand before the actual report is sent home and all of his grades were A’s and one B. The interim report only includes academic subjects and no grades for things such as library, gym, music, and art those will be on the actual report. He has roughly 8 more days till he is out for Christmas break. Thanksgiving was a lot of fun. We went over to my dad and mom’s house for lunch and my grandmother came over and ate with us. She is 83 years old as of this past November 19th. She isn’t getting around real well so getting to spend the holidays with her is special. That evening we went over to my cousin’s house, the cousin with the new baby that is right about 9 months old. My cousin’s wife’s family was there and then my dad’s side of the family. Now, we can start thinking about Christmas. Wee bought Little Man’s Christmas on Black Friday with the exception of a couple of things. This past Sunday we went to a Christmas light show and the lights wer synchronized to the music. The light show was a drive through and it probably took about 20-30 minutes to drive through it. After you finish the drive they have Santa’s Village. So, Little Man got to see Santa and tell him what he wants for Christmas which lo-and-behold changed from his original Christmas list. However, he only told Santa he wanted one thing. Guess you know what that means. So,, if I haven’t put you all to sleep yet then how is everyone else doing. I haven’t heard much ruckus coming from the list. So, I figure that means one thing. Don has clobbered Heaver the Cleaver, Beth Ann the UnCured, I think he may have even gotten a hold of Tom by accident.Jamie is either in cohoots with Don or has been subdued by Don. I imagine that we will have a mild winter this winter with Liz’s transition to a new location, but it is not seeming that way thus far. Suzi, are you still keeping things in control over there in Australia or have you gone out of control? As for everyone else, I hope you have been able to dodge Don’s tornado of trouble *LOL*. Well, with any luck I have ruffled everyone’s feathers on here *LOL*. Hope to read some messages from everyone soon because this list is just way too busy *note the complaint *.