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My raise kicks in tomorrow! And some perspective.

July 25th, 2013 at 08:31 pm

My raise hits my paycheck tomorrow for the first time. This is also a week that the hub does not get paid. Fortunately, my check will cover all the bills through the end of the month.

Today was a no spend day. I had leftovers for lunch and dinner. I cant believe there are people who don't enjoy leftovers. Cheap, easy and lots of times better than the original meal! Such is the case with the slow cooker teriyaki chicken with jasmine rice that I made yesterday. The rice really soaked up the flavors and tasted so good tonight!

In lieu of everything this past month or so, we put the big house repairs on hold. I am perfectly comfortable in the little house- DD3 and her friend are perfectly content in the big house as is...and this will give us time to decide what is most important. Honestly, the little house and the RV may end up being 'home'. However, this is a decision that I want to take time to make. There is no rush since everything is working for now. Each day I am finding my footing.

At work, I have been tackling a huge project. I am responsible for writing and maintaining the plan if a disaster hits- aka Disaster Recovery or Business Continuity. There is so much involved in a plan like that. After over a month of complete focus, I completed it today. THANK GOODNESS. So much work, time and brain drain into something you HOPE you never have to use. But if a Tsunami, Pandemic, Explosion, Terrorist attack, or major power failure, etc. occurs, we have a plan.

My next project is moving, documenting, storing or destroying several hundred boxes of old records. DO I know how to party or what?

Actually, I love my job. Never a dull moment if you like this kinda stuff. Which oddly, I do.

My DIL's dad was in a pretty bad accident yesterday. Totally not his fault. A lady and her son were waiting to turn left when a young man (18) rear ended them and knocked their car into the intersection directly in the path of DILs father, who was driving a big rig. The little boy, age 5, didn't make it. Frown and the mom is critical. I feel so bad for everyone involved. All of their lives changed forever in an instant. I know DILs dad will never be the same. He is such a caring person, this will forever haunt him. But I cant imagine the impact on the kid that hit the car...and worse, the pain the mom will endure. Something like this always pulls your perspective back to whats important.

7 Responses to “My raise kicks in tomorrow! And some perspective.”

  1. mamasita Says:

    Such a tragedy, for all involved.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    What a terrible accident; I feel for all the parties involved.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    So sad...prayers for healing of all involved.

  4. ohsuzannah Says:

    What a horrible tragedy.
    You are right...something like this makes me remember how blessed I am.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    What a tragedy. It is a good reminder of how blessed we are.

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, how sad for everyone. There was something similar that happened here about two years ago. A seventeen-year-old girl rear-ended a car that was waiting at the crosswalk for a mom and her kids to cross in an area that has three schools. She ended up killing a two-year-old girl. The girl ended up getting convicted of manslaughter and had to serve a year in juvenile detention, do a year of community service going around and talking at schools about distracted driving in school zones and will be on probation until she is 21. She also had her license revoked until she is 21. She was back at school this last year and my daughter says she will never be the same. She's like a shadow. The mother of the two-year-old who was killed struggles every day with it. The woman who's car was rear-ended also struggles with it every day. It's just so tragic.

  7. Looking Forward Says:

    So Sad.. Frown It certainly reminds us to be thankful for all the good we take for granted every day.

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