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baby steps…

Rog got 2+ weeks of work from his old company! And still the interview tomorrow. AND I got a small account landed from an old company that should start in May (it’s typing survey answers, nothing to do with the tests I just took) but it’s a nice side job that I did in 2002 with Rog that’s starting again.

Financially things seem to be improving!



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Thanks for thinking of me everyone – I hope to SOMEDAY respond to comments!!! here’s the latest.

User: dori

Comments: update on yesterday  I’m testing for today (now 🙂 ) I’ve done half the test in rough draft already – it wasn’t bad. Getting back to it in full at 8:30 when Ryan gets on his bus. However, I’ve heard the second half is much harder, and about 3/4 of the people that posted on the WAHM board failed it. Prayers and thoughts appreciated!



User: dori

Comments: wish me luck – I took the test and the second half was ever as hard as they said. I listened 5 times and got it down to only one inaudible, so hopefully they’ll pass me.



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new job?

check it out —

“Hello Dorene,
Thank you for taking an interest to our job posting. After reviewing numerous resumes, we believe that you possess a lot of the experience we are seeking.
Let me provide you with some information on the accounts for which we are recruiting transcriptionists. The bulk of the content will be broadcast news for both radio and television. Each broadcast varies between one and two hours in length. Each typist will be assigned a 15-minute segment to transcribe, but will be encouraged to request as many segments as they can realistically complete within the designated turnaround time. In general, most finished transcripts are due back to us within 3 hours following the conclusion of the assigned broadcast segment. Work assignments will commence within the next couple of weeks.”

I need to take a test for this. If I pass, it sounds like this will be steady work. Then again, i don’t want to be overwhelmed! I should test Monday, probably. It’s an 8 minute file which will take me about 45 minutes I would think?

We had a great but busy week – usual stresses. 

(2020, looking back, bet this was PeopleSupport?  where I transcribed NPR?  I loved that job, then it went overseas and the U.S. no longer had it….)

Ryan, transcription


(2020, ha ha no one needs to know that this picture was from APRIL of 2020 – wow what a lot of snow for April!!! – I seem to not have many pictures from 02 & 03 of 2006)…

User: dori

Comments: grrrr, there is a curse on me. I’m starting to wonder about this work at home thing. i finally got work after expecting it Friday night, and that job falling through for the company. I expected the work Mon.. night but didn’t get any until 10:30 yesterday. (I wanted to work straight through 8:30 – 11:30) So by the time it downloaded it was 11:00 (Ryan gets home at 11:45). So I typed for 45 minutes. Then I hoped all day yesterday to type here and there maybe totaling another 2 hours, but I only got 10 minutes in (Ryan rips the headphones off my ears when he’s home – he only wants to be with ME!). So then I waited until he went to sleep and I started typing at about 10:45 p.m. after i got a shower. I typed until 12 and then Chris got up for some reason and wouldn’t leave me alone! He kept pulling on my arms until I got up. Rog was just getting to bed but said he’d stay up with Chris that I should get some sleep. [I think Chris went right back to sleep after, that, though, so that was good]

Then I set the alarm for 4 but overslept until 4:30. I typed for about 15 minutes and who is up and pulling my headphones off? Ryan. I tried to get him back to sleep, but no luck. I think right now he’s finally (at 6:10) settled somewhere for a minute so I hope to type for 5 minutes but then I have to get the older kids off.

At least I’ll have 3 hours when he goes to school. It’s not long enough, though, to get it all done. It’s due at 3 p.m. but I’ll have ryan from 11:30-3.

This is when I wonder if I should get him in day care 3 hours a day? I know Rog will try and watch him, it’s just that Ryan knows where I am and escapes ad runs and finds me. I need a door on the office! One day I’ll say, “where is that boy that always wanted to be with me…. I miss him.”  (2020 – prophetic….  🙁  )



college, Ryan

potty training?


User: dori

Comments: DSL is better -they called last night and it turned out they
were detecting noise on our line and wondered if we had a phone plugged in without
a filter, I said the only one is where the dish is. they said to unplug that and
now it’s the fastest it’s ever been since we lived here. What gets me is the
place previously had said it was fine to have the dish plugged in without a


Replying …

Comments: DOES ANYONE have any potty training tips for Ryan? He has gone several
times, pee, and one-two times, poop, since he was 2. But I can’t get any
consistency. He takes his poopy diaper off and throws the poop in the toilet.
That is good. But I can’t get him to sit there and go. He won’t stay. Any tips?
He is 4.

Hoping I can get a new degree to have a better paying job. I just don’t know
what, yet. And how to get there, to college.



ho ho ho

ha ha -well, now I don’t have any work. The transcription company said the law firm couldn’t transfer their tapes over to digital after all so it’s going to take longer now to get the work out to us. So -maybe I’ll be able to write a long post Sunday after all!

love, d



St. Patrick’s Day blessings, amidst the continuing madness

Hi everyone. HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! This day means a lot to me because 11 years ago when we were the owner of two homes (first one was rented out, and the people defaulted) someone bought that home today 11 years ago, laying cash on my kitchen table. I was 7 months pregnant with Colleen, and I cried! It meant I could have a maternity leave instead of going right back to work after 2-3 weeks.

Then today we got our income tax check early! I did put some away in my own account. AND I got some work this weekend to do – a legal transcript – I haven’t done one in 4 years. I’m just doing 90 minutes or so of audio – probably 6-8 hours of work. Kids have weekend camp for 4 hours tomorrow so that will be a bulk of it (they go 2x a month to the local MRDD center – Colleen volunteers).

So we’re okay – I’ll probably be too busy to post until early next week, this project is due Monday.

love, d


birthdays, Ryan


Best in quite a while!

Thanks for prayers and thoughts!

Here’s clips of Ryan’s very belated birthday party!

(2020 ha ha can’t remember what a photo story is!  but will just put the probable pics here as of course now the 2006 february pics are all in google photos…… unlimited storage!)  although these quite honestly may be Christmas?  Not sure.