Friday, August 22, 2008

OK Time for an Update

As some of you know I lost my contract two weeks ago. I have been pretty busy since then doing house stuff while looking for another job.

The dining room finally got painted, not that I was in a hurry. It had been waiting to be painted since October of last year. I am very happy to have it done and I really like the color. Today I got the drapes hung and purchase the new light which I hope to get installed tonight. I also have the paint of the master bath going. I have been intending to get it painted the last couple of days but have been busy getting errands done and new job related things going.

I am really excited about this contract it is supposed to last 5 years. Sure hope it does. I will be nice to know that I am going to be somewhere for a while and can settle in a little bit. Still the little contractor in the back of my mind will not let me relax completely for a while to make sure it is going to work out well. After the inital period I will be able to let go and get comfortable.

This will free me up to get the rest of the house things done that need to get done before the end of the year and get some money back in savings, which has taken a great hit this year. I had not expected to spend almost $10,000 on the house all at one time.

The new company pays weekly which will be very strange. I have not been paid weekly in about 10 years. I think it will be good but just different. It will be much better than monthly which one company did years ago. I did not like that at all.

As a result I have not been knitting alot. I am still working on a sweater and some other things but not very quickly. It is almost time to start Christmas stuff. Not sure how much of that I will do this year.

I hope now that things can kind of settle down I can decide on what I am going to make and get started. I have ideas but need to find the patterns I want to use.


The Corner Muffin Stop said...

Carol, I missed you at SSK today. Hope you are OK and love reading about the updates to your house. Hope you like the new job and am glad you found one so quickly.

ChelleC said...

Hi Carol! Glad you are making progress on the house. That's great. I'll have to stop over and have a look see. Congrats on the long term contract. That's exciting.