I know it has been awhile since I have written. I could say it is because we have been so busy ~ yes we have but that is no excuse. I could say because nothing new is going on and my every day stuff is boring ~ but that is not really true either. I could say I had writers block ~ but don't really think that is it either. What was going on was I being lazy, spending way too much time on Facebook and playing computer games (Mahjong is addictive!).
Lots of things have been going on ~~~
~ Ron had his hearing with the Texas Workforce Center; the hearing was a necessity as the BOD Pres. Marti O'Hare appealed the TWFC decision to grant Ron his unemployment benefits. After reading the 40+ pages that were sent to us from LSC we knew that what was being said/written about Ron was totally untrue. We received some letters of support and along with those and the documentation that we had: 2 managers reports that we submitted to the LSC BOD and members in Oct. 2011 & Feb. 2012 that were approved at both of those meetings, plus lists of all the projects that Ron completed while working at LSC and tons of prayers the hearing was held. During the hearing Ron questioned "their witnesses" and then answered questions from them. The Hearing Examiner said a decision would be made. The Hearing Examiner upheld the original decision that Ron's unemployment benefits were/will be paid. We thank the Lord for the outcome as it validated the work Ron did at LSC and that others knew the truth and the the accusations/allegations that he was lazy, did not do the work required of him and spent most of his day playing games on the computer were false.
~ One week later I had my hearing with the Texas Workforce Center. As expected I lost my case and that was okay. I had not received any money from unemployment, I knew I had stepped out of line one time and that was it. During my hearing I was able to question the BOD Pres. Marti why if they had been having so many complaints about me (she stated since December) why was nothing said to me? why did they renew our contract? Her response "well I should have." Still have no clue what all the complaints were about. I was also able to question one of their witnesses who said I did not honor his request for some information out of the membership office while the remodeling was going on. He did concede that he knew that the membership office would be closed for approximately two weeks during the remodeling project. Two of their witnesses were not available by phone and so their statements were not admissible. I tried to address the statement by BOD Pres. Marti that I have posted derogatory comments on Facebook and in my blog posts but she said she didn't have the documentation present and could we postpone till later date. Nope, don't think so, you have no documentation at the time of the hearing, not going to be postponed to another date. And why did she not have documentation ... could be because nothing was ever posted that was derogatory.
And so now we move on. Our time at LSC had many fun components. Did we like how it ended ~ nope, not at all. Have things worked out the best for us ~ ABSOLUTELY! God provides for us and gives us many blessings.
~ I was only unemployed for two weeks and Ron for 4 weeks. Ron's unemployment kept our bills being paid and we had no problems with the motor home or travels while we made our way from Hondo, TX to Branson, MO. We have received so many blessings since coming to Branson. As managers of Branson View Campground we get many free tickets for different shows here in the area. We have seen almost all the shows at Grand Country, have been to Dixie Stampede, Legend of Kung Fu, Yakov's Dinner Adventure, God & Country Theater where we saw Statlers Revisited and are going to the Showboat Belle for a dinner cruise on Ron's birthday (July 27th).
We have made new friends since arriving in Branson. I have connected with a great woman's prayer group (an answer to prayer for a fellowship time with other Christian ladies) and we have attended some great worship services. And we have a swimming pool right here at the campground for those hot (100' +) days where we can go and swim, relax and enjoy time together.
To be continued at Just Rambling ~ Part 2!