Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Sarah's been bugging the daylights outta me to give an update on here so I snagged a few minutes to blog a bit about my life right now....

New York was WONDERFUL. Brent and I had a great time. We knew everything about where to go, what to do, how much to pay, etc and we had a great time. We spent a lot of money but I'd set aside alot of money for it and we really got a huge bang for the buck. We saw Mary Poppins, Spiderman and Avenue Q on Broadway, and we saw a show called "The Unrehearsed Historically Innacurate Story of Mr Rogers" at the UCBC theatre (a comedy improv club). I was actually drafted as a cast member for that last show and it was hysterical. We were given scripts as we went onstage and I laughed my butt off, it was awesome. I swore I'd load up some pictures but I'm not gonna right now, lol.

After NYC we went back to the grindstone for a bit. I got transferred to the Dalton Sprint store because the Cleveland store was closing (not enough volume). Bob quit and we fired most of the Dalton staff, so I spent all of March training and hiring and training and hiring more. Its been okay - not as awesome as I'd hoped, but closer to home for sure.

About a week into the month a man named Andrea Ori with a company called Felplast bought an account from me and set up 2 lines of service. I was my normal cheery self, did my job effeciently and didn't think more of it. About a week later he came back on a Saturday (this was the 2nd weekend of March I think) and offered me a job. He took me to lunch, told me whatever benefits I wanted I'd have and whatever pay I needed he'd give me. I tried the job out for a day and a half (when I was off at Sprint) and agreed to work for Andrea. I'm making $18/hour plus commission, bonuses and have all the benefits I could dream of -- Sick pay, 2 months paid maternity leave, 2 weeks paid vacation per year, health care, and a company car. And plus, he's italian so if I ever want to go visit Italy, I can for really cheap!!

I turned in my notice last week and am working out the last few days of my 2 weeks notice. I'm anxious to be out of retail and into the office style job that Felplast will be. I've already landed an account and sold off a load of material, so I'm making comission before I'm even full time over there which promises a big bright future for me comission wise.

Simultaneous to my job offer and acceptance, Brent decided to quit his job at Walmart and go full time into production. He worked out his notice, and already has solid work through May, plus a play we're producing ourselves and 2 shorts he wants to put together for a film festival, and our camera will be back from repair soon and he'll have our movie to edit as well. Its been AWESOME having my hubby back in bed with me at night. I've slept better and we're doing really well because we get to see eachother alot more now.

On the way home from his first shoot in ATL, Brent totalled our station wagon. Totalled totalled. Gone. He ran a red light and hit a SUV and our insurance isn't paying for anything I missed renewing it two days before. So I'm tabbing the money I'm suing Rick's Automotive for (the one that blew up our Suzuki) for paying the damages for that wreck and hoping it more than covers the tab. All that just happened so we're just waiting to see what happens right now on all that... frusterating but I can't do anything about it.

We bought a van from a family memeber of a chuch friend and drove it for 2 days and found out it had a big problem with its motor. The seller gave us a few hundred off the purchase price and we're putting a new engine into it. Turns out that it will probably be better this way, but frusterating again, nonetheless. The van will be out of the shop in another few days. In the meantime, my new boss, Andrea, rented a car for me to use!!

Last saturday I took the kids over to a co-worker's house for a playdate. Sheila and Derek have 2 kids, Breanna is 3 and Braden is 2. Alina and Raziel had a blast playing and we're going over to cook out on Sunday evening. I'm excited becuase the kids have got someone their age to play with!!

Okay so that's about all for now. Its time to go home!!

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