Rett started this week at a "job." Why the quotes, you may ask? Because it's a phone sales job and 100% commission based.
It's for a company that sells ad space on the back of a local grocery store's receipts. Businesses can pay X amount and get an ad that would be on everyone's receipt that shops at this grocery store. Rett calls to sell them on the idea and set up a meeting, then a 'closer' goes in to talk prices and finish the deal. If a deal is closed, Rett gets 15% of the selling price of the ad. Great potential, no reliability. Not necessarily a good thing for those of us living paycheck to paycheck. He's scheduled about 5 meetings, so hopefully we'll get good news and $$$$ soon!
On the homefront, I think the dogs are starting to feel extra lonely since we've been gone so much. Tobey is now a non-stop cuddler and Bella is constantly kissing us. It's not a bad thing, I just feel bad that they've been feeling the effects of us working 2 jobs each.
We have a small vacation planned for Aug 3-5, and I can't wait! We're going to Hocking Hills in Southern Ohio and staying in a private cabin with a hot tub! It will be so nice to just relax and spend time together. http://www.restoration-retreat.com/ <---- Check it out!
Sometimes it feels like life is nothing but a giant roller coaster ride. Well, right now, Rett and I are in a definite valley. We've both been working 2 jobs since we really really really (and maybe a few more, but you get the idea) want to get a house this year. We've rented together for 7 years now and that's MORE than enough.
It's stressful, but we were handling it. We even planned a little get away for a weekend in early August, so we could relax. Then the bomb hits. Rett lost his job that he's had a Buffalo Wild Wings for abotu 8 years. They've been treating him like total poop the past couple of years and putting him through the ringer. They used a bullcrap reason last Friday to say that he was fired. ( very brief version - they changed his schedule, didn't tell him, then fired him for not showing up on the day they added to his schedule.) Already he's done a dozen applications to different places for all sorts of jobs, and talked to any and all friends/ contacts he has that could help him find something. Thankfully, the owner of the bar that Rett was working at part time is going to give him more hours, so that will definitely help.
I've really been slacking lately with blogging. My parents are all moved in to their new place, so that's helped calm things down a bit. Grandpa is still in the nursing home to be able to walk better, but he seems to keep getting stronger so it's all positive.
Rett and I have a rare night off together tonight, so we're looking foward to just hanging out and catching up. Poor guy doesn't know that I'm going to make him help me with laundry too! lol
My name is Stephanie, for those of you who don't know me. I've been married for over 3 years to a really great guy named Rett and we have 2 dogs, Tobey & Bella.
There's nothing super special about us, we're just two loving people who are trying to lose weight so we can be happier with ourselves and then try to have a baby!