Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Back to work

I went back to work at Fleetfoot Messengers last Wed. the 10th and again today. On the tenth I spent SEVEN hours cleaning, sweeping, picking-up tools, mopping, and taking out a month and a half woth of trash and recycling cans. Today I was pleasently suprised to walk into the shop this morning to find it CLEAN! Tools were put away and the recycling was in the recycling bin and the trash in the trash can! I was able to actuall wrench on some bikes and place parts orders without spending the first two hours cleaning up after the KIDS/slobs. I was asked by the owner, Gary, if I could work more hours. I told him I would as my leg permits and he allowed me 20 hours a week if I want them. My friend, P.J., quit today and is moving to Reno to work in a bike shop a friend of his owns. P.J. did all of the wrenching, ordering, and billing before I came on board and took over as the WRENCH. Also another good friend and total slacker, Cully, is no longer working at Fleetfoot. Between PJ and Cully being gone the shop should stay much cleaner now. I will miss them as friends but not as co-workers...
The family is good. Abigael is getting HUGE and is so advanced for only being two years and two weeks. The other day in the post office she was looking at a box and she said "P!!" I looked over and sure enough it was a "p" then she said "U!!" but it was a very sloppy written "u" and I said Good girl Abigael. On the side of the box it said UP with an arrow and she read the letters without my prompting. The I promted her to read the letters of a sign that said "Please" She stated them all only needing help with the "L". A lady in line asked how old she was and Abigael said "TWO" with two little fingers held up and you could see the amazement on the ladys face!! She is my little Princess for sure!!
Still looking into the buying a house thing, GGGGggggrrrrrr!!! In the class we took a few weekends ago they told us that with a 0 (zero) down homeloan we can expect to pay for our monthly mortgage payment $80 per $10,000 of the total purchase price. For example a house in King Co. for $229,000, a total fixer upper sweat equity investment, will cost $1832 per month!!! Tuff when houses in the low to mid income range run $350,000 or more on average. Time to budget, budget, budget!!

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