Saturday, June 11, 2011

WInding Down, WInding Up

My job is almost coming to an end. We should be winding up everything by the end of the week, and them I am officially unemployed (for another three weeks; when my unemployment insurance runs out, I will be officially invisible, statistically speaking). And so it's time to be thinking about what I am going to do with all this spare time.

Okay, I'm not talking about the endless list of home construction chores, the excursions and activities we have planned with the boys, or the play I happen to be directing (and maybe the one I auditioned for as well).

I'm talking about making money. Because having a regular job right now, around here, is not going to make me any money. Between childcare and commute costs, and the pitiful pay rates, I'll be much better off if I'm working for myself at home.

I'll let you know how that turns out.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Already Summer Vacation

Thanks to construction in the kids' school district. their summer vacation has already begun. Thirteen weeks of summer vacation, which is hard on parents' budgets, but nice for the kids.

I guess it really started on Saturday, but it didn't really hit me until today, when I didn't have to get the boys up for school before leaving for work.

Not that they slept in. The cat, Sukkie, slipped out of the door when Karen was letting the dog out, and so everybody was up trying to coax the cat in while I was trying to get out of the house for the long commute.

She eventually came back in, after I was already working.

Thomas is spending the night with us tonight. He joined us for dinner and brought along his laundry, so everything is fairly normal with the world.

My job ends in about two weeks, which is okay because day care expense shoot up when the kids have to go for the whole day, and so I'll be at home with them until I can find something new and, I hope, better.

Meanwhile, summer is underway. Should be interesting.