It's been a pretty slow week around here, not much going on at all. It's kind of the calm before the storm at work. We are winding down representing the one big manufacturer and getting ready to soon start representing the new manufacturer - and then I'm sure work life will go into crazy mode for a couple of months while we learn a new system, etc.
Ds worked 3 hours on Monday, but got almost a full 8 hours yesterday and took off again at 6:30 this morning to start at 7am. It will be interesting to see what pans out as far as his hours and workload. He and another guy were hired at the same time. Ds was given the "south end" area and the other guy the "north end" area. We live in the South End. The other guy lives right in the middle but apparently wanted or thought he was getting the south area. I guess he was going to quit as he didn't want to drive the 24 miles each way (at the most) to work his area. So, for today they tell Ds that this other guy is going to work with him. Which I'm sure, if this continues would cut Ds's hours. There is no way Ds will do the north end for $12 bucks an hour and a 45 mile drive each way (in awful traffic). Even with the south end area he potentially has a 24 mile commute if he has to go to the farthest office in his area. Guess we'll have to see how it works out. Otherwise he is really liking the work and looking forward to getting his first paycheck a week from this Friday.
Dh is frustrating me with his medications and diet. Seems to be having more muscle pain (probably due to the cholesterol meds) and asked me to send a message to his doctor about it, but then of course he doesn't want to follow the doctor's advice! He does this constantly and is just wasting the doctor's time (and my time!) He's still eating quite a bit calorie wise, just really trying to cut down on things that have a lot of cholesterol...but he is ALWAYS starving and driving us all crazy. And I'm tired of having to feel like I'm his mother.
I had a no spend day yesterday, so that was good. Just trying to hang on to the rest of my money as hard as possible! I did check my bank account online this morning and got the refund from the appliance store posted, so was happy about that. I have a few more things to buy for Dd's birthday party this weekend, along with a couple more small gifts (some roses and another small gift yet to be determined). I already got her a nice tennis bag and a necklace and the party she is having is part of her "birthday present" budget, since we don't usually do parties. But hey, Sweet 16 - gotta splurge a little :-)