In 2007 Dave took a job with the City of Portland working for the water bureau. He started as a Utility II Apprentice (AKA grunt man) which is not a glamorous job at all. Digging ditches, fixing water mains, flagging, working in freezing temperatures and/or out in the rain day after day is probably not what he imagined he'd be doing when he graduated from Bible College with his Bachelor's degree in Theology.
But it was a great opportunity for a steady and secure job with incredible benefits, and he did it for our family.
|Dave ~ January 2007|
The city hired on 8 people for this new position and of course Dave was selected as part of that list. Also on that list was another friend of ours who will be brand new to the City of Portland and is excited for the opportunities this will afford him and his family too. So this past weekend we went out to dinner together to celebrate promotions, and jobs and FAVOR!
And well who can help celebrate when you're at Red Robin, their fries alone are a party in your mouth!!
|Sam & Dave ~ The Water Bureau's newest Mechanic Apprentices!|
Thank you for being such a hard worker and doing everything you can to support our family. I know it's not your dream job but you never complain about the work, or getting up early, or the commute or the weather conditions. You are an amazing provider and a great example of someone who's making his workplace better just by being there. I love your attitude towards your job, your co-workers and how you see the bigger picture in everything. I love you with ALL my heart, and I'm SO proud of you.
Your adoring wife,