Monday, June 2, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

My husband, Cliff, has driven a tractor-trailor truck for over 15 years now. He currently is employed by a company that exclusively hauls parts to the Ford plant. Consequently, whenever the Ford plant is shut down, his company shuts down also. Such is the case for this week and next. Knowing that these two weeks were coming, we have planned all the household chores, jobs, repairs, improvements, and projects that we could possibly squeeze into a two-week period. So today was day 1. We woke up to a big storm which essentially took out all of the outdoor projects and I woke up with a HUGE headache. It was a less than stellar start to our marathon DIY week!! It's OK....we'll get it all done.

Cliff is also doing some umpiring these weeks also. He's done this off and on for about 9 years. It's been a wonderful source of extra income and is a life-saver to our budget during these two weeks!! He has spent many hours in the hot summer sun, crouched behind a kid at homeplate, only to be hit in the shins and shoulders more times than he can count. He's a good man, my husband!!!

Amy has begun a big purge up in her room. Its a bitter-sweet thing. I'm trying not to dwell too much on it but its the beginning of her moving out. It was this way with Josh too. Soon there will be another pile ready to be loaded up and headed off to college and the rest will be packed up.

1 comment:

onthecreek said...

Best wishes with your projects. I hope the headache is gone now. We've got several projects to work on too. I woke up to thunderstorms today and I'm hoping the rain washes some of the allergens away and the locust too. We've been swarmed by them. Can't walk outside for them flying in your face. We live in central Ky. and they are thick here.
Have a good time with hubby even if it's working together on things. The break will be nice for you. I feel for you with your child leaving home. Mine both left last June within two weeks of each other. It's hard but doable. :-) God has blessed them and us too.
Take care!
Donna