Thursday, April 2, 2009

Work...


I have this really interesting job where I'm learning lots and lots - the days fly by...

I'm doing web site programming - primarily javascript and PHP programming + some graphics. I've got about 5-6 sites that I'm working on now. I'm behind on all of them (work that I''ve committed to so it needs to get done) so there's a lot of pressure to get them done.

The only (slight) problem is that I'm not being paid for any of them (OK - my nephew gave me $2,500 for 2 of the sites - probably will net out to a few $/hour based on what I'll do).

I don't think this is a problem. For 56 years (really, 45 - I started work at 11), I had in my head this idea that what I do for a living is exchange effort for pay. After working my way up and down the corporate ladder, I was laid off from a $$$k job and and started my own business. I ran that into the ground (seems we could build everything but a profit) and have been sort of watching the last of my savings dwindle down the last few years/months. By the end of summer, we will be out of money from savings absent some miracle.

I know these are not the best of financial times to count on the miracle, but, the purpose of this post is that I'm really pretty much OK with my situation. I get, now more than ever, that God is really in charge. My sponsor and I have this deal when I call him whining about what seems to be this impending train wreck: "Do you have food for the day? Have you got a place to sleep tonight?"

So, career planning? Insanity? I don't know...

For now, I have more work to do, more places that it seems I can be useful, than I can shake anything at. What more could I want?

Back in the day - when my wife and I were both working (she's retired) - we had something we'd say to each other when the problems at work seemed really oppressive: "Who do you work for, anyway?" If I really do have a new employer (as outlined on pg. 63 of the BB), I'm not working for the bozo I'm having issues with anyway.

Truth is, he/she's a pretty good boss. I hope somewhere all this work earns the money he/she has determined that I need.

I believe we'll be just fine...

For at least another 24 hours...

Ed

3 comments:

Scott W said...

We are as happy and as satisfied as we want to be. Took me a long time to get that.

Steve E. said...

Sometimes I'm so happy I want to explode. I'm serious, happiness in our house is a 'way of life'...except for those once-in-a-blue-moon days, when moroseness sets in. That uaually (any more) lasts one day, at most, two. But when it happens BOY, IT HAPPENS...it's time to shut the garage door, and start the car. That's when the telephone saves my life.

WORK is whatever I am doing NOW!

Syd said...

Ed, it will work out and you'll deal with it. I can get by on very little if needed because I did that for years in college and graduate school. The simple life isn't so bad.