Thursday, October 9, 2008

This and That

Well, my house is beginning to get back to normal. The kitchen has been cleaned but I still have no means of cooking so my cereal diet is going well. They are replacing most everything except the counter tops (amazingly they were not hurt a bit). We are going to try and do most of the work ourselves and save a little of the insurance money and buy a new fridge. There really wasn't that much cosmetic damage, just the black soot was on everything in the house. The cleaning company is there again today, and will be tomorrow, cleaning every inch of the entire house so it will be free from all that yuckiness. I can't wait until it's back to normal.

Anybody else hurting from this economic slow down? The company I work for is struggling bad. We laid off 3 people last month (we have 20 employees), cut out every body's bonus (year end and monthly) and cut out all overtime. I am a salaried employee so my income hasn't changed except my monthly bonus (I use that as play money) but the sales people and sales managers salaries have been cut in half! Most of our folks had at least 10 hours of overtime a week so that's a lot of money they will not have. And it's not like they are highly paid in the first place. I mean they aren't poor by any means but there overtime was their bread and butter. Something has to change.....and fast or I won't have a job soon. You just can't keep losing money month after month and expect to stay in business. Maybe I need a little time off.

We also have a new addition to the family. Yes, I know I am crazy, but when an animal needs a home, I always step up. His name is Harley and he is a 13 month old black lab. He is the CALMEST black lab puppy I have ever seen and he's HUGE! He loves all of my crackheads and fits right in. He isn't fixed yet and his owners are going to have that done for me. It was one of the conditions of us giving him a home. Dad, if you are reading this, I don't want to hear a peep out of have doggie insurance for Mitzi so you have no room to talk! Anyway, I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not but I CANNOT resit him. Honestly, there are some dogs that I have fostered over the years that I was soooooo happy to get rid of, but this one is different. It's like he has been here the whole time. We'll see how it works out....He would make a great hunting dog but I don't hunt.

Maybe I should go do payroll.............


the undomesticated wife said...

Hi, I just found your blog! I noticed you are a huge animal lover. I am too! I have 3 rescue dogs of my own and do lots of volunteer work with rescue transports, etc. I've also taken in my share of strays over the years. That black lab sounds adorable! My hubs and I have been married for almost 12 years and we have no kids either (except the furry ones).

I'm going to be checking back on your blog! It's very nice!

the undomesticated wife said...

Hey girl, I have a blog award for you, come pick it up when you can! :)