For those of you who aren't aware, Brad and I are going through some major changes regarding work. Brad is going to leave the company he has been with for 17 years and start his own accounting business. We just signed the lease today for some tiny office space and are trying to build a clientele by word of mouth hoping the Nelson's don't find out about it prematurely (we are counting on a "bonus" to help us through this tight time and we don't think they'll pay up if they heard the news) We are scared to death and still aren't sure how we're going to pay the bills. We plan on using our food storage, we've cancelled clogging, piano, the gym, swimming, etc., and hopefully we'll have a productive garden to get us through. It got to the point where Brad and I couldn't stand the over-worked and under-paid position AND not appreciated for his hard work! He hasn't had a pay increase for years and we're having a difficult time keeping our heads above water if you know what I mean. Don't get me wrong we are grateful for the job he has had, but it's time to go and we feel good about it. Wish me luck making creative ABC Soup Mix!
On Monday morning when I was showering I was thinking, because of our financial situation, how great it would be if we won the car that our local grocery store was giving away for a contest. Next thing I knew, the phone rang and they had just pulled out my name to be one of the 26 people that get to try to start the car on Saturday morning! Pretty funny huh! I was the last picked and they probably picked my name out the same time I had that thought in the shower. CRAZY! It would be totally cool, but I'm not going to hold my breath. Fun to think about! We'll let you know what happens.