Entry 1: New Job: Monday July 11
Great news! I accepted the job offer from the Church Of The Resurrection today. Donna seems to have her reservations about it, but I think it will be a good way for us to get out from under the wing of her parents. Her dad told me it’s a fine idea, but her mother has expressed it’s a mistake for us to move so far away “just so you can be the custodian of some old church.” Since I was laid off a month ago, we’ve been living with her folks. It’s driving me crazy. At least this way I’ll have a job and we’ll be on our own, just Donna and I.
The head of the church elders, a man named Larter, agreed to my counter-offer of employment. I told him their original offer wasn’t enough for me to pack up the wife and move us to a new town, away from everything we’ve known, so he has now made it worth my while. The salary is quite generous for a glorified janitor, and they are providing us with a house, too. I’m told it’s not a big house, just a small cottage behind the church, but hey, it’s a start. At least we won’t have to worry about rent every month.
I told Larter to expect us within a couple of days. He said that was fine. He would leave the key under the mat for us. I can’t wait. This is going to be so sweet. A brand new beginning. Hell, I almost feel like it’s a sort of resurrection for me: Paul rises from the dead…
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“Resurrection Diaries” by Paul D Aronson..
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