Monday, March 23, 2009

Guess who got a job??

MY SON!! YIPPEE!!! The grocery store manager called him on Saturday and asked him to come in (no job offer, just wanted him to come by the store). Son #1 ended up being offered a job stocking the store and maybe learning cashiering as a backup when they are busy....he was given 2 uniform shirts (denim looking shirts with the store name/logo on the breast). He starts TODAY.

On another, more depressing note, We have 8 trees that are dead. The tree guy has come out to give estimates on how much it would be to take them down, and haul off the debris. OMG. I don't have that kind of money.

Where we are at, I realize that prices may differ from other places, but at this point it wouldn't matter if it were $300 or $3400 (which it is), I don't have it.

The neighbors are complaining about the deadness of one tree in particular...worried that it will fall on their house/fence/grandkids. I am sick over the cost.

Now 5 of those dead trees will be taken down and left for Mr. Perfectly, Perfectly's dad, my kids and hopefully Father in law to cut up and haul off. They are smaller and more managable. The three in question are right at a fence line and are HUGE.....HUGE......HUGE. That is the bulk of the cost. The 5 trees they will lay down for us are sort of freebies........as a 'favor'.

The $3400 is stump grinding in the 3 huge trees, and taking them down (safely) and hauling off the wood. They would lay down the 5 other smaller trees and let the guys work on that.

Sigh.

Had a fun weekend. I undertook some major cooking yesterday. I made Guy Fieri's "Good Karma Schawarma". I made the flatbread from scratch AND I made Cat Cora's baklava rollups. It was pretty successful.


On Saturday Teenie and I hit some antique shops, which I've never really been into, but I love glassware, and platters. And the old timey pyrex (like the blue and red). So it was alot of fun looking at that stuff. I have a couple of nice pieces, that I got from my Grandma Winnie when she passed.

Have a great Monday, all.

2 comments:

Kristen said...

Yay for the working boy!!!

Doesn't it make you sick how much things cost?

I about want to vomit every time we discover a new project around the house--and there's ALWAYS a new project.

I think I'm just going to go live in a tent or something.

Daisee579 said...

Congrats on Son #1's job!! One of my first jobs was as a checker at Kroger. I felt so rich making like 4.25 an hour or whatever minimum wage was. Now, I'm with you on the cost of things. I priced granite for the kitchen - $5000!!! For a countertop. Yikes.