Okay. I'm whining now. Because this is a very young business and the boss is getting involved with what seems to be everything, I am working a lot anymore. Today marked the seventh day in a row without a day off. One day this week was eleven hours. (Sorry to all you working nurses out there who regularly pull twelve hour shifts- I'm just not used to this.) This Saturday we're doing a rain barrel event at the Beaverton Farmers Market, so tomorrow is all hands on deck to build fifty rain barrels.
We build the barrels, and make and paint the stands tomorrow. Saturday we do the event. Sunday, I finally get a day off. My boss said, "Sunday, we rest."
But I have so much to catch up on because he's been working me like a dog, that rest I will not get. Consequently, I've nothing from the homestead to dispatch, so I feel like I'm letting you all down. I even missed my 'above ground crops' window on Tuesday and Wednesday because I got home so late- I'd wanted to get some seeds for winter crops- mostly more kale, broccoli rape, and lettuce started. But that didn't happen as planned.
The only thing homesteading related going on in this house is that the Mother Earth News arrived today, so I'm going to go read that now and then go to bed. Oh- and make a list of all the stuff that has to get done on Sunday.
I didn't work this many hours when I was salaried and I was making a hell of a lot more at that time. This recession that supposedly ended in June of last year is a real sonofabitch. I need to remember that what I'm doing is a good thing- rain catchment is a good thing. Alerting the public to the need for personal responsibility for water needs is a good thing. Water is going to be tight in the future and the more people that can fend for themselves, the better. I'm doing a good thing.
It'll will eventually get better, but right now, work sucks.