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when things don't go as planned and then it throws not only that day into a tailspin, but screws up with the next schedule and piles it on when you don't want it to... Like my farmers cancelling
Especially when you plan ahead...space it out...then a deadline to get it done! Same as your farms. Then one of our chains stores has been remodeling all their stores. A team goes in for a 4-5 day event, 10 hr days...you hope everyone shows up! o_O
I'm a year or 2 behind you, but I too am thinking retirement might be a good thing.
I think that more and more often. :lol:. In reality, I've worked so many years it will be strange to not get a "paycheck". I can generally set my schedule of days, cancel on a fast note, unlike your cows. The store mgrs expect you whenever, mostly.
and this economy worries me so I don't want to pull the plug yet.... however, when you deal with crap like cancelled farms, and your cancelled jobs... it makes you think ....DONE.....
It is frustrating. Especially when you have your OWN LIFE to handle. Like you, the overall economy concerns me. Not like we're in the desired age group anymore for some jobs..:rolleyes:...so make it work a while longer. You may be less inclined to retire once those knees are fixed....especially with less farms. I was downsizing job numbers, then C19 caused many reps to quit when schools physically closed, as they worked when kids were at school. Then work increased to offset other people. It works out. Just annoying at times. :idunno
 
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Morning all coffee is done to day is a scrap day. Go cut up old acs and load trailer full of furnaces and a truck bed of other select parts.

Food I like all food I can eat about anything and enjoy it we ate a variety growing up but casseroles where top and I don't care for but will eat them. My kids eat alot of different things we have them try it if they don't like they don't have to eat it but they don't get anything else. It's kinda interesting I have been to a few other countries and I eat what is given to me. I can't stand others who won't or they complain. I was on a trip once and I was 23 the youngest by many years say 30yrs. And by the end of the week I told a lady to shut up and eat it she was my mom's age. I hunt with her husband now and he says that the laugh about it all the time. I've noticed a trend at work with picky
eaters you can judge their personalities buy how they eat. And can learn alot about a person.
 

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Morning all, need to vacuum the house and also need get all the box in the fire pit and try to clean the yard some. My parents are coming up, so gardening isnt high on the list. I dont know how much i get done before they get here. My body complaining about all the work i got done yesterday its funny when i am not pregnant that was a normal days load but at this point of being pregnant my body yells about any work lol some days i just ignore it. Gonna drink some hot tea and get breakfast started and some cleaning.
 

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My due date is Oct 6, we are starting to freak out a little. I don't think we are really prepared yet, and we don't even have any other kids and fewer animals than you.
Not to worry.... you are never ready...they just come....

It all works out in the end, and they sure are precious.
 

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Good advice Al!!!

You really don't need the 5 star house/nursery. Heck Dad was born on the kitchen table! You can bet there was no fancy baby stuff in that farm house.

Kid needs a place to sleep, not much more. Won't be crawling for months. You don't need to procrastinate but you still have plenty of time. Just keep plugging along.

We had a crib and a changing table. Oh and one of those spring chair things. And of course the car seat. They won't let you leave the hospital without one anyway. Oh yeah, the in-laws gave us a bouncy chair thing. Don't want to hold the baby every hour it is awake!! Plywood floor with a 3.5'x3.5' grate over the gravity furnace on the first floor. DD1 learned to crawl and walk on that floor. Baseboard hot water heat and hardwood floor came after that but before DD2.

Don't over think/over sweat this :D
 

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Our babies all slept with us.... so we didn't even need a crib.


We TRIED to have the first sleep in a crib... but he wouldn't...

In hindsight, he has sensory integration issues and ADHD issues.... he had to be held 24/7. Happiest baby in the world, as long as you held him.

But that first kid broke us. :lol: so after that they all slept with us....

Eldest couldn't sleep alone until he was maybe 7. He slept with us until the next kid, then he slept right next to us in a crib.

When kid 3 came, kid 2 was old enough to sleep with kid 1, and that worked well.

When kid 4 came, kid 1 slept alone, kid 2 slept with kid 3, and we slept with kid 4.


What was funny was when kid 5 was ready to be kicked out of our bed, I tried to have kid 4 sleep with him for a bit... to transition, as we had with all of the other kids. Kid 4 said nope, kid 1 said sure! So kid 1 and 5 were in the same bed for a bit.

Then finally they all were in their own beds.

Eh...time marches on.
 
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