Thursday, July 20, 2017

Here we go again..........................

As you know by now my husband works in electrical construction. He has for years. Only 3 more until he's 65 and plans to retire. with that being sad, let me tell you about the latest news.

My husband works for the union. His local is out of Watertown, New York. Believe me he would have gotten out of it years ago if it weren't for his pension.

When he goes on a job they let him know how long to expect sometimes that the work will last. If it is a short call, that means it is 2-3 weeks generally. If it is a long call it is from several months to years.

This last job that took us to Plattsburg , New York . It was an asphalt plant. Some company out of the capital did a lot of research and decided the best place for this plant would be in this area. The job would last for several months and then they would take the workers from this job to the next they had going. 
We were there a total of 4 1/2 weeks. When my husband went to work yesterday morning the owners were there with others. The workers were told to just stand by and wait because they were all in an important meeting. And hour later they came out and told all of the workers "the job is shut down. There is no more work." It seems the company in the area that had the monopoly on the asphalt companies didn't want any competition so they bought this other company out. I guess they had haggled the price for a couple weeks and no one knew it. Once the price reached three times what they paid for it they took the money. This is sad because you know the old saying "Money talks". So here we are back at home again waiting for the next job that comes along. It does look promising so far though because summer time everything always hops. Crossing fingers. More on all of this later.
(by the way, it took me 1 1/2 hours to pack everything up to come home) At least we met some more nice folks out there.
Please come back in a couple days....I have an event scheduled to show you.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Please forgive me but I could not help but post this on here. This is so true.....LOL

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth Everyone! Our day is spent loading up and going back to the hotel for another work week.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Once again I will show you two more pictures of where we are.

 The kitchenette surprised me when I first saw it. The cabinets have dishes in them too but the pots and pans are not very clean. I swear people just love grease! You would think the cleaning woman would look at that too. Anyway I scrubbed and scrubbed on them but no dice. I just walked across the street to the dollar store and bought a few cheap pans to cook in. I used them for the first time last night and they really are not bad pans.

The headboard on this bed was hand carved. The mattress is so plush it is hard to get the king size sheets on them. I think that is very unusual for a Motel.

Friday, June 23, 2017

What a find!

When we got to Plattsburgh, New York for my hubbies job, our hotel reservation was booked wrong. No pets! We looked around that city for a very long time trying to find a place that was pet friendly. We found one other that is not even mention-able. So we decided I was going back home and he would have to drive 2 hours one way each day just to get to work. (The hotels were the same price for singles as well as double) Hubby didn't want to go without me. On our way our of that place about 20 miles from the city we stopped at a small place that advertised a Motel. We thought we would try. It was the best decision we have ever made! They say things happen for a reason so maybe that is why we couldn't find a place earlier. I will share a few photos with you. WE are in #3. It is a kitchenette. I will send more photos next time. (Internet is here as well as you can see. I have been calling my family through the Google Voice program. I have to go way outside to use the cell phone.) I was amazed by the inside of this place for being a country motel.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Off We Go!!!!

My husband travels from time to time for work. This area is barren. We got the call today for the next job. It is a little over two hours away this time. (The last one was 4 1/2.) Now I am in a panic to get things together and get on the road Sunday. Bright and early Monday Hubby starts his new job. The hotel we are staying at has WiFi so I am hoping everything works well where I can get on here still. I guess it is time to get back to my novel again. I have a really large cross-stitch picture I am working on of an angel also. The house cleaning never came to fruition. The woman I spoke of earlier sure has a monopoly on things.
 I originally wasn't going to go with the hubby but we found out it is the same price for two people to stay as it is 1 in the hotel room. We have been married over 34 years now and the only time we have been apart was from the birth of our daughter and one trip to Texas many years ago.  I can honestly say we love each others company. I found my soul mate.
More on this later and maybe even a few pictures.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

What is wrong with the work force today?

I swear people get their jobs these days just turning on a faucet. They have no idea how to do their jobs! It is once again time for a vent session. Bear with me please.

My husband and I are struggling a bit right now but we make sure the bills are always paid on time no matter what. We try our best to keep our credit good. Now with that being said.....

For the last two days I have gotten a phone call telling me a payment was never received. Even though I put two checks into an envelope (one for my husbands account and another for my hubbies). They have both cleared the bank a week ago, They tell me they got the payment for my husbands account but not for mine. I have to show them proof that I sent the check to them. (remember I said, they already cashed it)

We live in the boonies and the bank is only open 3 days a week. So I now have to wait until tomorrow to go down and get a copy of the check to send to them. It usually takes a week to process anything. They are raising my bill now because they have no proof of payment.

Are we teaching idiots for these jobs? I talked to a supervisor too. She said not to send both payments in the same envelope even though they are due at the same time and go to the same place. (I have sent them in the same envelope for the past two years and never had any trouble until now) And I will continue to send it the same way.

What do you think?