At Mr. Brickie's last union meeting he was unemployed and looking for work. A nice member told him that US Steel was hiring for refractory work. A little history. Before Mr. Brickie started his apprenticeship he randomly met someone who did refractory work. This guy described it as very lucrative but difficult. Everyone he has talked about it with since has also called it … [Read more...] about I Don’t Know What Day It Is #NightShift
Really, how is it going to be March tomorrow? I didn't even manage a single post in January but at least I'm squeaking in before March officially hits. That makes me feel better about neglecting basically everything in my life including the blog. The problem is I’m very boring in the winter and I stop blogging because every other week would be a post along the lines of, “Hey, … [Read more...] about Happy New Year! 2018 is going to be a blast!
Sorry about this in advance but I'm going to whine about my health one more time. I was supposed to have surgery tomorrow but I got a respiratory infection! I had a regular doctor appointment scheduled Wednesday and when she saw me she told me having surgery would be begging for complications and she texted the surgeon and they called me to reschedule. I've been downright … [Read more...] about Pouring > Raining
So if you read The Great Save 2017 you will know what I'm talking about here. If you didn't you can read all about how I realized while writing my actual blog post I hadn't accounted correctly for my rent payment which needs to be over double what I've been putting away. I've been diligently saving toward half my goal for the last four months. Uh oh. This is mostly because … [Read more...] about Un%*!#ing the Budget
Even when I’m not writing, this blog reminds me it is here, waiting. It reminds me it's waiting when Mr. Brickie deposited a $30k settlement we then used to pay off credit card debt. A settlement he received after being off work for five months this year. Five months of no work. It was devastating for our family, for his psyche, for my planning. He fell off a … [Read more...] about jennydecki – a new chapter