Thursday, April 17, 2008

Seasons Over & Pregnant Syndromes Continued.....

The towing business is 24 Hrs a day, 365 days a year. The mommy business is the same.

Yes! My favorite part of the tax business is what many others fear the most. I don't know how many times I've been asked this question:

"What do you do after tax season?"

My first year, that was my greatest fear because I didn't know and therefore didn't have an answer. I ended up selling a house, walked away with some cash and bought a new mower and trailer and mowed some grass.

Now, my patent answer is: "I'll be working for my brother in his garage business."

That seems to qualm the fears of the inquisitor. Often times it's a client that is asking the question.

And if I tell them I make enough money not to work the rest of the year....which is something I've yet to do, but that is my goal, they seem to become a bit disgusted. I understand their frustration because I am telling them that I work for 4 months and I get 8 off. They're probably thinking that they're paying me too much for my service.

The part that they don't understand is that during those 4 months I work as many hours as they do in a full year.

Starting on Monday and ending on Tuesday April 15th, I worked about 36 hours. I took an easy day yesterday April 16th, working a few hours in the office and mowing the yard etc. I was exhausted when I went to bed, and I felt better this morning, but I'm still very tired.

I'm babysitting Ryder Ace right now, and I've got an appointment at 10 in the office. So, as I'm taking it easy today I'll post a quick blog. After family prayer I asked Missy to turn the t.v. on for the Today Show. She graciously obliges. So, I lay back and get comfortable on the couch and as she's leaving to tote the girls off to school Missy says:

"You know you could be doing something productive like clean the living room."

I reply with:

"Is that what I should tell you when I'm heading out the door to work?"

Her reply wasn't a happy one, nor was it worth noting....but it was definitely worth it. So I'll be taking it easy for the next couple of days and then I'll be hard at it starting Monday.

I understand Missy's frustration, her job is 24 Hrs a day, 365 days a week and the financial compensation miserably low, I won't hold it against her.


Alice Wills Gold said...

Maybe you could compromise and take your first week off to help Missy with all the things she is behind on while you have been absent for the last 4 months...then you botb could rest together...just a suggestion!

Rach said...

365 days a week!!! Missy sure does work hard... you go girl!

Mother 25 - 8 said...

I wish I was there for that parting conversation!