Friday, August 24, 2007

Go to work already!

M starts his new job on Monday!!!

This is good for a multitude of reasons.
  1. The sooner he starts working, the sooner he gets paid. It's that whole preferring a positive cash flow thing.
  2. The boy is damn near killing himself working in the yard. Yesterday he rented three (3!) machines and, with the help of his father-in-law, went to town with cutting and laying sod, and cutting and jackhammering blacktop. He came inside only after it got dark and he couldn't see any more.
  3. He has taken advantage of his days off to get to those projects we just haven't gotten to. Like ordering a shed. At this point, it's become more of an outbuilding, really. This ain't no Rubbermaid box from Home Depot. Nope. This be a 12'x18' building built by Mennonites in Himrod, New York and shipped to us whole. Hence the preparation work in item #2. The building will be great, but it needs to get here already as I'm tired of hearing about 8" centers on the floor joists (versus 16" centers, of course) and 2x6s (instead of 2x4s, naturally).
  4. He's tuckering himself out so much during the day that he simply doesn't have the energy to wait on me hand and foot at night. I'm hoping the new job will afford him this luxury.

We're really stoked about him starting. It's that whole fresh beginning thing. I love that. It's why I love spring, and cleaning out the house, and Monday mornings after trash pick-up. It's that whole concept of "anything can happen!" Which is very cool.


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