Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Slowly going insane...

So you know how a week and half ago we got snow here in North Carolina? Well, it's pretty much stayed cold and miserable since then. We've had a LOT of rain, too. Frank had a couple of jobs lined up - all outdoor jobs.

He's been home now for twelve days. Can I just tell you how CRAZY I am going?? Besides the fact that we have had WAY too much time together, financially, this is killing us. As a painter, it's not like he can just go out and find a job - he kind of has to wait for the phone to ring.

My frustration level is with the lack of motivation to TRY and find something else to do to bring in an income. I went on Craigslist today and there were several jobs offered for painters - just looking for day workers. To me, this would be perfect. Sure, the pay rate isn't as great as when he's working for himself but some income would be better than none. Apparently, I am the only one in this house that sees it this way.

I LOVE my husband. I love the fact that we have always encouraged one another to work in fields that we enjoy and are okay with not trying to keep up with the Jones's - but times like this really irritate me and I can't help it! I don't enjoy having someone sitting next to me all day long. I don't enjoy having to explain my every move every time I move. I don't enjoy watching documentaries or Turner Classic Movies all the live long day!!

I am slowly going insane...not the kind of insane where I would send inappropriate e-mails to people I am related to or photocopy someone's blog and send it out to people they are related to, just the kind of insanity where I need to be able to pay the bills. That's not too much to ask, is it?


Lola said...

You're in good company Stacey! My partner has been home for 10 days and counting. And it's not 10 pleasant days of her being home because of lack of work. She's sick. She is worse than a sick man, if you know what a mean. She is a grumpy, raving, hacking, coughing, germy, sneezing, cranky beyotch. Oh and did I mention she's mean too? She has one client and the client doesn't pay if she doesn't work. She usually works 7 days a week, 3-4 hours a day.

You're not alone hon. How about giving him a nice long honey do list? (Clean the dryer vent, clean the bathroom fans, clean the ceiling fans, clean out the attic, steam clean the carpets. Think of things where you don't need to buy items to complete the job.) That will for sure get him on the ball to get paid work outside the home. heehehehehehehe! I'm bad!

Frugal Vicki said...

I would die. I would probably end up in a divorce. I actually enjoy that he works nights sometimes and I have that quiet time. I enjoy my weekends with just the kids. It works for us!

I have been reading your articles, and I still LOVE that "find stacey at" and I emailed my contact manager and he was absolutely NO help. Is there a trick to this?