They feed the chickens!
They play barbies!
They work in the garden!
But most of all, they have fun!
As for me, Ive decided it was time to take my butt back to work... well kinda. Ive started taking a few days a week to work with the hubs. He does home remodels/ renovations, among many other things! Ive always had a dream of having a wife/ husband team, doing remodels... Similar to Chip and Joanna from Fixer Upper but Ive had this dream since I was a teenager, far before their show aired. Ive always loved to make things pretty again... to give life to a once dull thing, I just never knew how! LOL Dont get me wrong, I could throw some paint on something and call it new but I wanted to learn how to actually make it new. And in comes my "dream come true" maker! Just another way to show just how meant to be we really are.
There isnt a damn thing this man cant do! Hes been in the business for 20+ years and has had his own business for the better of 15 of those years. When he first moved to Texas from California, he was worried about how his business would go here. Being completely new to the town and knowing no one except myself and my family. I dont think he realized how much of a social butterfly he truly is! He has a way of talking to people for sure. He knows his shit and he knows it WELL!!
Fast forward 5 years and hes got 3 jobs going at once, as we speak. One thing about a small town, people talk... word of mouth can either make you or destroy you, all depending on you! Hes doing more here then he ever did in California. I couldnt be more proud of his accomplishments thus far and really the sky is the limit. The only hard thing is finding decent help! I believe thats hard in many fields... You got to weed out the ones who really want to work. Anyone can be taught a trade if theyre willing to learn! Hes had one guy whos worked with him for the past 2 years. A young guy... Hes worked with Danny since he was 19 and continues to bust ass. Other than him, hes got a few guys that come and go and they are good labor guys. Theyre tough and strong, great at demo but their skills (both actual skill of the trade and being able to follow directions) dont quite come to par. In steps me.... Im always ready to learn a new skill, whether it be drywall work, tape and mud, paint or installing new plumbing, faucets, tubs, sink or getting sweaty and dirty by doing the demo!I have a keen eye for detail and wont stop till what Im doing is right! Ill admit I was one sore momma by the end of last week. I definitely shouldve done a few squat sessions to prepare for the up and downs! My legs are just now calming down... just in time to start again tomorrow! This one should be lots of fun though. We are doing a full remodel of a bathroom and bedroom... Full... as in, down to the studs! Luckily for us, we already had the demo crew wreck shop and we have a clean work surface! I plan on taking pictures as we go with this one... maybe you can learn along with me!
Anyways, it hasnt been all work and no play! This past weekend was my nephews 4th birthday. My sister asked me to make his birthday cake for him, Shrek! Well my baking career is much larger than my renovation career! Ive made a cake or two in my past!
He was thrilled!
After party time, Danny built the swing set that JJ got for his birthday while the kiddos played in the little blow up pool grandma Diane got them. Sophie and JJ had a great time playing, they always do! They are only a half year apart in age and enjoy every moment they have together. So cute!
As for this week, Ive played catch up with the cleaning and laundry... A mommas job is never done! Got to get ready for work tomorrow and Thursday. Friday Ill be taking off to get ready for a visitor. A good friend of ours is coming to visit for a week from Indiana! Great fun to be had! Ill try to make it back before another week. Time just flies when youre having fun! ;)
Until next time Steemians,
Peace, love and getting dirty!