Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Starting to look up

Yesterday I had a job interview with South Industries in Menan, Idaho. They are custom contractors for Monolithic Domes. The domes are energy efficient buildings that can be used for commercial, residential and school buildings. I got a job working with their website and printed works. I am going to design a style guide for them to use on all of their e-mails, web pages, and any printed materials. This will make it so their companies fonts, colors, and styles are easily recognizable as a product of South Industries.
Here are some pictures of what Monolithic Domes are. I had to do my research on them. I don't know very much about Domes... or, in fact, any building of any sort. Good thing Dave is my construction worker/architect husband, right?

I'm really excited to be able to work here. This job is closely related to what I want to do when I graduate. It is related to my field and I'm excited to practice what I have been learning in school. It's alot of technical writing, which I don't really know very much about, but hopefully I can keep it professional and improve on my skills. And 10 bucks an hour isn't going to hurt our financial situation... not at all.

Speaking of our financial situation, we've had some amazing experiences this past week that have really put perspective on life in general.
We had just enough money to pay our bills. Not a penny more. But as far as food and gas was concerned... we were in trouble. Especially with David traveling to Pocatello every day, we use a tank of gas every two days. Now that I have a job, we would soon need to put gas in the truck too. Not to mention we were running out of milk, eggs, chocolate (you know, the essentials)...
It got worse before it got better. We had to buy tires for my car that Dave has been taking to Pocatello. Wondering how we were going to stay on top, we turned to our Heavenly Father.
Miracles upon miracles, at the end of the day, we ended up with new tires, a new job for me, a $100 dollar gas card and a $500 dollar grant. Just another testament of how important the gospel is in our lives. Another blessing of paying a full tithe and living our lives to the best of our ability. Dave always knew that things would turn out OK, but I needed this testimony builder. I know I curse trials when I am in the midst of them, but after all is said and done and we make it through, I am glad that we go through these problems together and that it helps us grow closer together and closer to the Lord.
A happy thing that happened this week was that we got our wedding pictures back!! Lavinda took our pictures and she did an AMAZING job!! Here are a few of my favorites!
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: David & Karlee's Wedding

Sorry, it takes you to a site. I can't figure out how to embed it. I'll figure it out sooner or later.
I have a cold sore, I wrote about it on the side called Cold Sore Blues. Just kinda a funny thing I've been doing for the past few days.


  1. Love the blog. Great stories and awesome blessings. I am glad to hear that everything has been working out for oyu guys!

  2. I am so excited for you Karlee. Thanks for sharing your testimony.

  3. Yipee - I am so happy for you! Guess what, Ben's parents live in a dome - funny huh?
    Hope you are well,
    ~ Katelynd Blake