I was just out on the INS site reading about the Advancement of Status process and it was just making me upset so I quit reading it and decided to write a short up-date on life and things. Janet is here for those of you that don’t know but I don’t know how long she will be able to stay in the USA with me and the kids, If I don’t find a job soon the INS will force me to send her back to the Philippines and I have to start all over again, not that it would matter because without a job the kids and I will be living out of a card board box soon anyhow.
Janet and I were married in Las Vegas on May 28 at the Tropicana in front of the waterfall there, it wasn’t as nice as we thought it would be and after seeing their chapel there wished we would have been married in there instead.
It was an interesting drive over to Vegas from San Diego you see I forgot about it being HOT and didn’t recharge the Air Conditioning in the van, duh, dumb me…. It was pretty in part of the drive. I remembered sections mostly near Apple Valley because I remember when we use to drive out there. If I hadn’t been rushing I would of made a detour to Apple Valley just to see what it looks like now. I can still taste the silver dollar pancakes we would have for breakfast there.
Janet decided that Las Vegas IS NOT someplace she would like to live to hot, to flat and no place to go except casinos. Peili and Dan, came to the wedding and too and were our witnesses 🙂 They took Janet and I out for dinner and a show the night before, they took us to Mandalay Bay http://www.mandalaybay.com/dining/index.jsp for dinner at a place called Shanghai Lilly for a Chinese place it was really fancy, It was SO nice in there, even the deserts looked so fancy. They were so pretty you didn’t want to eat it. After that Dan and Peili took us to see BLUE MAN GROUP at the Luxor. I have no idea how to explain this show but it’s the best show I think I have ever been to. If you get a chance SEE THIS SHOW! http://www.blueman.com/ticketinfo/lasvegas.shtml After the show Dan and Peili took us on a walking tour around the strip and showed us a little of VEGAS. I think it was 3:00AM before we parted ways Dan and Peili went back to their room at the Monticarlo and Janet and I explored more of the strip on our walk back to Circus Circus where we were staying. Our feet got tired by the time we got to Treasure Island so we caught a cab home from their. The Venetian was absolutely beautiful! Janet and I will remember the night before our Vegas wedding forever Peili and Dan really made it memorable for us.
Janet is making this house a home! We now have a living room set sofa and loveseat so I put my Van’s bench seat back in the Van and Jessica is no longer embarrassed to bring her friends over. I have a bed to sleep in now too! I was sleeping on a mattress on the floor before that and as an added plus we now have bedroom furniture so my cloths are in drawers now instead of folded stack next to the wall. What’s more is we have matching dinner ware now, Janet didn’t think much of the plates and bowl that were cracked in some cases that I purchased way back when at the .99 cents store. You know what she really wants now? matching silverware, hehehehehe, I bought the ones I have at the .99 cents store too, so what if you have to bend them back to shape now and them hehehehe
Really though we have been having a nice time fixing the house and now the kid really feel like it’s a home. Janet and I went to the thrift store here and bought this really beat up cabinet for 50.00 we brought it home and refinished it and man is it beautiful! Its solid wood and weighs allot. I didn’t know Janet was so good at fixing things you should have seen her steel wooling that cabinet, Rich commented that she did most of the work and I have to admit she did. We now are restoring a “Gossip Chair” its this chair from the 40’s that has a place to sit and a small table attached where you put your phone, there is also a phone book storage area under the table. We will put it next to the door so people can sit there and take their shoes off or put them on when they enter or leave the house.
We took the negatives from the Wedding we had in the Philippines and the one in Vegas to COSTCO and are having them reprinted as well as getting the Pictures on CD-ROM option so soon I will post them on our website.
I’m still looking for a job.. I applied at Toy-R-Us today I have to find a job that I can at least 18.00 Per hour and work at least a 40 hour week or I wont make enough to meet the INS’s 120% of POVERTY GUIDELINES http://www.ins.gov/graphics/howdoi/affsupp.htm for Janet to get her AOS and be able to stay in the US. I’m desperate for anything so if anyone hears of anything please let me know okay, thanks.
Oh one last thing before I leave.. Tim T., Get well soon okay Janet and I send you our love and prayers.