Kick ‘Em When They’re Up, Kick ‘Em When They’re Down

Well, we finished June, or rather June nearly finished us. On paper, we came out in the red, but the reality is, only the work in the last week of the month kept it from being an actual lost. Now we head on to July.

The work that is being offered is not at a competitive rate, in fact the only serious advantage is the time flexibility. I pulled an additional 25% out of a job on July 11, which is overnight and will shorten our WoodyFest weekend, which makes it bittersweet at best. Still, work trickling in is better than no work at all, although I still have a minimum because it is necessary to avoid the costs eating up everything you earn.

So we will be heading to WoodyFest July 8, driving 200 miles each way for a job site to work overnight, and driving back. “Ugh” doesn’t even begin to describe it. But we have enough money to make it through Santa Fe if nothing goes wrong, so we’ll spend the next few weeks hoping nothing goes wrong.

I am putting my resume in for a position locally. I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, I am fully capable of doing this, and believe I can bring a lot to the job. On the other hand, it means setting the contract work aside, and the contract work has long been my failsafe, providing money when there was no other source. Still, this would get me to doing more of what I believe I was meant to do.

I am still funding for the Justice Hoping Machine Project. We still need $690 to make it roll; we may be able to pull a little out of our personal funds, but there are a lot of variables in that scenario. So if you can help, please do. We have great things on tap and would love for you to be a part of it.

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