First, I am going to high jack Scott's post just to say that today's prize is a Reversible Cafe Apron made out of Amy Butler's Temple Garden Fabric. Photo to be posted later today. All you have to do is leave a comment on today's post before midnight to win. Now on to Scott.
Well what the hell? First of all I found out yesterday that I may have a new JOB yeahhhh! The good news is it may help us out in a very good way. It includes a lot more hours per week meaning bigger checks. I also get to travel for my new job.
First of all, if I get past all the red tape crap and background stuff, it's on to Houston for 3 weeks of training and more test. Then its on to Dubai. That"s the cool country that made its own islands "The Palms, and The World" Google the image or that Google earth thingy its cool looking. Then I end up in Baghdad for the remainder of the year. Yes I know what a dumb ass. There's a war going on over there. Well I will be stationed in the Green Zone, this is basically an international safe zone and very well protected. I will be doing all sorts of construction tasks, basically providing more habitat for our men and women over there kicking ass and taking names. This might include housing, warehouse space and so forth. I will be working 7 days a week 12 hour days minimum for 120 days then I get 10 days off. Hopefully I can meet the family somewhere for some R&R. The bad news is that Iraq is a dry country the whole damn place I cant get a cold beer any where!!!!
I know a lot of you are think how can you do this to you family, just leave them and go someplace that you may get killed or injured. And I ask you how can I not do this for my family that I love more then anything in the world. See if I don't do this we are going to risk loosing everything that we have worked so hard for. I have taken such a large pay loss in my industry just to stay working that we are no longer making ends meet. In fact the ends are getting farther away. The way I see it is it's a my way of providing a future for my loved ones.
Now the bad news, I also found out Friday that my Aunt Dorthy passed away in the morning. She was my moms sister, they were very close as only sisters could be. I know she knows that we all loved her deeply. Please keep her family and my mom in your prayers this is a very difficult time for them all and they need your strength to carry on.