Tuesday, May 01, 2012
I have worked back to back double shifts, I have worked double shifts 4 days straight, I have cared for the kids during the day and worked ALL NIGHT LONG...One my feet the whole time taking care of elderly people. Breaking my back, burning out my knee, burning out my body. I have put in more hours in 1 yr working for someone else than most put in 2 yrs total. That is how hard of worker I was working away from home. I would get up at 7AM and go to 11PM when I worked swing and I went from 4AM to 11PM working Days. It was a grueling life trying to get food on the table and then my husband started working the opposite schedule and it was double grueling because I was still running twice as hard with home work and work. Then I couldn't take it anymore. I was lied to about a patient of mine having Hep C which is highly contagious and they could have put my whole family in danger so I quit. I can't say that I regret leaving but I do realize that leaving left us with less of an income and no unemployment. I then came up with an idea to board dogs at home and I got my license. This of course started the whole adventure of having to build my $15000 dog kennel..Don't ask, it was a tangle of being lied to by our Dog Control and then being even more lied to and documented lies by them to having to borrow money to build. Anyway, I don't regret building although we are not done building it after working on it all winter. We are making progress little by little. I would have to say that I wouldn't trade it in for anything. I love working with the dogs and I love combining it with being home with the kids.
Today is a day that I am happy my kids are home. Let me tell you about my day. I had some clients coming out for the first time and I was picking up a dog, I got up early to get some things done before they got here. I got their receipt ready and that is when my daughter informed me that the Carport flipped over the fence in the dog run..there goes 3 hrs of work, by myself. I was so mad. It took us an hour to fix it and I nearly threw it away. The kids and I spent an hour putting it back together. Right in the middle of doing this soaking wet because of the rain, my clients showed up. The beginning to a long day. I repaired our outdoor dog runs from the winter use and fixed the electric wire on the top line, staked down the other canopy, loaded the steel for our neighbor, took the truck over to them to get the tire replaced, then went and picked up 2x4s and then by the time everything was done and I came home and fixed dinner with the stuff I picked up in town I realized it was 5pm..ugh. I thought there was Girl Scouts but there wasn't and I wasn't going even if there was. In all of this Ethan was fussy all day, but he slept all night. I made a brownie as well and now it is 9pm dinner was just eaten, Ethan is finally asleep and it is time for bed and start all over tomorrow. More work and a long day to boot.