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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Paper Route Update

Not that anyone cares that much, but I am really excited about the changes to my job of delivering paper routes!! One change is that the paper is distributed on Fridays instead of Saturdays now so for the first time in 6 1/2 years I have my Saturday mornings back! Which actually gives me back my whole weekend because I could never stay up very late on Friday nights because I had to get up really early Saturday mornings, and I'd also be wiped for any fun on Saturday night after being up so early and driving so long! We didn't leave town much because we'd always have to find a sub (which isn't easy since I have 6 hrs worth of routes), and I'd missed a lot of special occasions like baby showers, and even 2 of my sister-in-law's weddings!

It used to be a twice-a-week paper distributed on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Last June they dropped the Wednesday paper and so it was only once-a-week, distributed on Saturdays. Kind of nice to have a normal week all week, but not so nice to have our pay cut in half. Since then we've adjusted financially, and now we'll have to adjust even more because the other change is that I dropped a route which cuts the current pay by 20%. But that is also a really great thing because I am down to 4 hours instead of six. I don't want to deliver papers forever! So it's nice to start phasing it out. Probably in about 2 to 3 years I'll be able to give it up for good. When Mike's income makes up for it, or I start the nursing program - whichever comes first.


lingenbrink said...

It's awesome that you have your Saturdays back! You should start run/walking with me on Saturday mornings. Call me!

The Miller's said...

Sounds fun! I'll have to work up to that though, I'm just starting to exercise again after a long time. I had been doing yoga but I had to stop until I could get my shoulder healed (it separated)...so I'm just starting up again, but slow. I'm just lifting weights right now to build up the muscles in my neck, back, shoulders, arms, etc to help with the shoulder thing, and also neck and back stuff. Since I'm aiming to do a triathlon at the end of June, I do need to be ramping it up more and more!