Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tonys car

Chaos and Life in General

Well I thought I was going to get back to a weekly blogging schedule back in June (over 6 months ago).  I should have know better!  At that time life was calming down & I thought I would have more time to get things accomplished.  Then I got yet another new job at Keiffer Auto Recyclers.  This job was a blessing.  Though I knew it was only temporary as I was learning to take over for their office manager when she went on Maternity leave.  I will say that even on the most stressful days that the office was the best atmosphere I have ever worked in.  The owner knows how to treat his employees & knows that if we aren't happy his paycheck is affected.  Well last Friday was my last day there & I am going to miss all the guys there. After 5 months of working there I was feeling part of the Keiffer Family.  So now I am faced with lots of free time as I start the job hunt all over again. 
My time with Keiffer is only part of the reason I didn't get back to blogging.  Life around here has been a little crazier than normal.  We had our usual summer craziness of 4-H projects & hogs.  Along with juggling work schedules as Jimmy's jeep blew the engine and 3 of us were sharing 1 car trying to make sure we all got to & from work was fun.  We survived & had finally got to the point where we had 3 running cars just as football season came around.  This helped cause Tony was able to take drive him & Dillon back & forth to practice.  Things were going smoothly.  The boys started school, Tony was enjoying his Senior year, even though he had gotten injured in practice & missed the first 3 football games of his Sr season.  Dillon was enjoying the fact that Mom's work was on the same route as the school so he got to sleep in daily and I would drop him off on my way to work.  Things were going great & looking up.
Then came fair week!  That one week every year when we meet ourselves coming & going.  It was good though cause Tony was released to play football and was dressing for the first time all season that Friday and since he had his own car he was able to take him & Dillon to football practice from the fairgrounds, and I didn't have to worry about working out the schedules.  We had a decent week at fair, the hogs didn't do as well as normal, and I managed to miss the entry deadline for all my fine arts projects.  But it we had a good week.  Friday night Tony dressed for the first time of his Sr season, but because he had been sitting out for 5 weeks the coach didn't play him but had him play the JV game the next morning as a warm up game.  Little did we know that would be the only game he dressed the whole season.
Then the world turned upside down!