Crazy Week

Fired red stamp

Fired red stamp (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been so focused on my husband’s website, that I have lost track of time. I didn’t realize it’s been so long since my last post and so much has happened that I don’t know where to start… So, here goes:

A couple of weeks ago, my husband was fired from his job. I won’t go into too many details, but by the sounds of it, it won’t be long before this particular plant will shut down and the jobs move elsewhere. My husband had been complaining for a while now on the incompetent managers, and of course, I’m sure the incompetent managers didn’t like him at all. The fact of the matter is, incompetent people do not like the competent, because it reminds them how terrible they really are. So, when he finally made a mistake, they were all too eager to get rid of him.

It’s interesting to note, my husband is now happier and more motivated than he was. Granted, it will be extremely tight for the next few months as we both find ways to make money at home, but it’s nice to see him not spending most of his non-working, awake time reading Fark and political forums. Instead, he has been spending more time with the kids, which makes the kids happier.

My husband is currently a licensed Master Electrician in VT. While he’s not sure if he wants to make this his permanent profession, any work that brings in cash is good work. So, as I have said before, I’m working on his website, so it would be easy for someone to look him up.  Later, there will be more to the site. At the time of this posting, there’s only a homepage and a contact page (which also contains the towns that he will be servicing). We’ve talked about having weekly content published and move towards more of an informational site, rather than continue with the trade. We are not sure yet, but I’ve added the “Articles” mod and now I have to learn how to use it. Because there are so many interruptions in life with five kids and two dogs, it’s taking much longer than it should.

So, now, even with the future uncertain, I am still optimistic. I never see what most would consider “bad luck” to actually be bad. I’ve learned a while ago that anything bad happens is a learning opportunity. Interestingly enough, I seem to be more productive on the computer than I have been when we were certain that we would have a paycheck next week. Perhaps, this is God’s way of giving us the “kick in the pants” that we needed to start focusing on being better.

 

 

 

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Organize Now!

Organize Now! By Jennifer Ford Berry (affiliate link)How many times you pick up (or download) a book to improve your life (like getting organized) only to have the excitement last all of 15 minutes – once the realities of life set in.  You know what I’m talking about. Those little things that happen and seem to prove that the universe is working against you.

“Oh look!” you say, “I love this book! If I do what it says, I may actually have some time to do something useful, other than running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off!”

You feel inspired, ready to go! The light at the end of the tunnel! Freedom is so close, you can almost taste it! Look out life, here you come!

Then… one of your kids walks over and half way through “Mom, I don’t feel so well,” she vomits all over your new book, or worse, all over your laptop – and there’s no way you have the money to replace it, and it’s unlikely you’ll be getting to the library anytime soon.

“That’s okay,” you say, still trying to hang on to that feeling.

Then you jot down the few things you do remember in a notebook which you end up losing in the mess that you bought the book for in the first place. Then you find out that the form of birth control you were using failed, and while you are excited for this “pleasant surprise” you very well know that once that bundle of joy shows up, it will a little while before you can get ahead in anything, at least not at the expense of something, or someone.

That’s what it has been like for the past several years. Okay, not really. I still have my laptop, (although I did break my tablet) but I did end up losing that book as soon as I got home from our yearly trip to Illinois – in 2008.

If it weren’t for our pleasant surprise (read, unexpected pregnancy) I guess I would have never found it, as Mike emptied out the spare room to make room for an eventual temporary bedroom for when the time comes. I came across it while desperately going through and eliminating the stuff that’s now in the dining room.

I’ve skimmed through it again, and now that I’m over this cold (sort of), I feel like I can take on the world!  Now, if you excuse me, I have to put some sort shield over my laptop.

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