Friday, October 29, 2010

Time to Play the Game, Again!!!!???

Well, it's that time again. What's that you say Joe?
Work has slowed down to almost a stand still, a lot of us were told yesterday that today is our last day, (15 or so), and we will be laid off. All our big jobs are done for the year, but the 1st half of next year will be rocking again.
So the game i'm talking about is jumping to the other one of two shops within the company. Where i used to work (Industrial Rubber Products), is slower than we are at Iracore. So as of Monday I'll be work for Irathane Systems, right across the parking lot from where I sit right now. They say Jan. for our orders to start rolling in again, but I've played this game for so many years, it'll be Feb. for sure.
We deal with companies that operate the oilsands of Canada. Pipe and pipe only, from 50' lengths down to 17.5' lengths. Company info in the links to the right.
I will be taking a $3 an hour pay cut, but my insurance stay intact!!! With small children, that's worth the cut in pay!!
This is nothing new to me, but unnerving all the same.
I'd like to thank my father for instilling a good work ethic in me at an early age, thanks Dad, I love you!! I know it wasn't easy, and I totally understand why you were such a hardass at times!!! ;) you giving the hardass treatment makes me a hard employee to get rid of, thanks again!!
Also, I'd be amiss not to say, Cindi, I love you more than you know dear!! You truly are the glue that hold our family together!!
So, here's to "playing the game" for 3 months!! Yippee
Also, this means some long hours to make up for the paycut, less family time,less time on the bike.
All in all, I'm just thankful to still be working!!!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Day in the Life of Our 4 Year Old

I got the chance to spend the day with Jenna at her head start class yesterday. Let me tell ya, it was pretty cool!!!
It was so fulfilling to watch our little girl become a little person outside the home!!
I'm completely jealous of Cindi when she can go and do this day after day!! Watching Jenna interact with the other kids, and how she deals with problems that arise with children that age just blew me away!! Watching her do the things the teachers asked, while other kids are running around being disruptive, was also mind blowing!!! She's older than her years tell!!!
I love you Jenna, and am so very proud of you!!! :)

I also can't believe how other parents can send their children to school looking like they haven't taken a bath in a couple days, and with that mornings meal all over their clothes and little faces!!!
Cindi you are the best mother and partner a child and this guy could ever hope to have!!
I LOVE you!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Cache, and A Bash

We went geocaching towards Tower, Mn. yesterday.
 this was the 2nd to last cache out of a total of 8, on an ok day to be outside.

Then it was back home to get ready for "The Field of Screams"
The kids had a blast and my neck still hurts from Jenna damn near choking me from being scared so much!!!!
it was around a 25-40 min. walk around the Mn. Discovery Center's grounds.

then it was off to a bon-fire and some fun with other people, mostly friends of Cindi's.
it was ok, but it's not my favorite thing being around people i don't know.
anyway here's some pictures.

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Couple Good Days......

Saturday we geocached up and down Hwy. 38 north of Grand Rapids.
Nice day for that's for sure!!!

Sunday was play around in the yard day!!! LOL
there was a purpose to all this.


Then late this afternoon we went and checked on our little shit machine!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Another Great Day!!!!!