Wasn't overly busy, but still made $150 and was done before nine thirty. Made the ten o'clock MARTA train and was home in time to help Massey load my next door husband's still borrowed truck for her move back to college tomorrow morning.
Got home and she had everything moved out to the garage for loading. Yikes! It's just a little Ford Ranger.
And I thought last year's fifth floor move in was brutal!
Thank goodness they are electric burners!
Last year we were broke as jokes and wondered how we'd even get her through her first year. Lucky for Massey she has an excellent room mate from a wonderful family and they provided every amenity the girls could possibly want or need in their Freshman dorm room... rerigerator, microwave, flat screen TV and WiFi router for their laptops.
Tim and I brought a tunnel fan.
Here's the thing. Massey's room mate's parents went on and on about how neat it was for the girls to have a tunnel fan! How nice was that?
You would have thought we brought them a maid and butler to wait on the girls hand and foot. Their family isn't filthy rich but doing well and have never once made us feel awkward or beneath them. Massey knows how to pick a room mate!
Well this year it's gonna be different.
Tim has a good steady job with a great company and plenty of room to move up. I found the Golden ticket and have the best job I've ever had in my over three decades of serving.
I finally feel human again.
I've tripled my salary and we have not only caught our mortgage up but have all bills paid. I've drained my bank account getting Massey ready for school this past week and getting my own new/used car fixed but pay day from the airport is this Thursday and will be able to tackle the next round.
It hasn't been easy at times but have always tried to remain positive and think have done pretty well in the integrity department.
I've decided after these last five long years there are three things you need to remember to be a success:
The Golden Rule. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Karma. "What goes around comes around."
Pay it forward. No explanation needed, "You get what you give and extend that giving to others."
Going to bed a happy, blessed woman.
Til next time...COTTON