That union meeting on Tuesday was fantastic. I wasn't there and I didn't even hear all the stories because Mr. B was so tired when he got home. I heard the most important thing - well, two things - I needed to hear. That BA was dead serious (his words) about making Mr. B a BA. There is no residency requirement. So, excuse me while I do the cha cha slide all over my … [Read more...] about Great News That’s Not Set In Stone Because What Is?
Budget & Finance
Added 5/28: I'm running a bit late on this because I've been tired. It takes a couple days to remember to go back and spell check a post from a union meeting day. Or I was just being hella lazy and have found a convenient excuse. Either one feels the same to me. Today is the longest day of the month. Union meeting day. I love his union and I love that he participates and … [Read more...] about How We Spent It 5/26/2015
Mr. Brickie is a 60% apprentice right now. That means he makes 60% of what a journeyman makes. Every 750 hours of work (plus two training classes, plus going to union meetings monthly) gives you a 10% bump. There is also a test at the 80% level, I think. Each bump is a raise of about $4/hr. It is a big deal amount of money. Right now we are at what I call the “bridge” … [Read more...] about Apprentice Update – 60%
It’s been a bumpy friend road these last few weeks. I’m confused and kind of sad and so I am choosing to just be in limbo for a minute because it feels like there is too much stuff in my brain to make sense of it all. I’m overwhelmed. By now, I figure you know I’m not normal. My biggest accomplishment of the past ten years happened this week. I went shopping alone with … [Read more...] about I’m Feeling A Little Lost
A late payment from a winter sidejob came through and cleared at the same time as a four-day paycheck today. Which means, how we spent it today is going to involve MAGIC. Behold! Imagine in your mind four credit cards. You look away from the table - only for a moment - and when you look back there are only three! We were going to do the Amazon.com card first because … [Read more...] about How We Spent It 5/13/2015