Monthly Archives: June 2013

Telling the Story

Well, after numerous audio auditions, I got my first “This is great how do we proceed” from the author who want’s to turn it into an audio-book. I’m thrilled, mainly because of what is happening in our lives right now, and maybe I’ve finally found something I can do just about anywhere I can find a quiet place to talk.
This is a Royalty Share gig, which means I get paid by how many books are sold, so I hope after its recorded and sent to ACX (the parent company) a billion of you will buy it and I can afford to buy top shelf cereal instead of that stuff that is on the bottom shelf.. wish me luck


The hardest part of age

So, I’ve been tossing around ideas with Christen about how we can become self sufficient and self employed and still be able to keep our heads above the water. NYLife didn’t work out for me as I didn’t want to alienate my friends any longer.

We’ve talked about her going back to school to fulfill a dream of being in the healthcare field. I’m all for it, however that won’t pay the bills while that’s happening, I’ve talked a little about doing what we both love in the home improvement arena, I think we could make a go of being Home Inspectors and own our own business. Again, that doesn’t pay the bills whilst the learning is fed to our brains.  

So? what does God have planned? I wish I knew, I have faith that He will provide the guidance, the knowledge, the support, the inspiration to do what we’re supposed to do to give our sons the life we want for them… Ideas, I welcome them, prayers? yah you betcha! 

The hardest part of age is, well age, I’m no spring chicken, and although I can keep up with the young whippersnappers, I have to be realistic about it too. I have life experience, and really, that’s what counts, how you take what God has given you, and make the most of it. 

There I said it, I feel better, perhaps yoga would help, do they make yoga pants for guys?,, yeah, that is not a good mental image is it.

Mistakes made, lessons learned

Ok, well everyone makes mistakes, perhaps I did as well, I thought that a change in my career path was necessary, I wasn’t making enough in my current profession to keep up with demands in the family, what with daycare, fuel, food and bills, we’ve got more going out than in and that’s not good. I made a decision to try my hand at Sales, with a lot of time in the broadcast industry, I felt I had experienced the sales efforts of our dedicated pros enough that I too might bask in the glory of closing the deal and experiencing the sheer joy of receiving the commissions checks, and that it would just snowball and my family would be saved from the evil debt devils…. nah, didn’t happen that way, I got licensed to sell health and life insurance and then proceeded to pitch my friends and family on the importance of it, but all I did was alienate them all, well not all,, just the ones that are important to me, ok all of them.. I have since backed out of the contract the insurance company and re-evaluated my career decisions, what now?,, well,, I’m thinking something to do with something I love, well besides radio,, I love HGTV’s DIY type shows, and the process of buying selling homes, but.. I want to work like Mike Holmes of Holmes on Homes.. as an inspector and own my own business,, work for myself for once.. we’ll see.. oh gotta go,, I’ll keep you informed..