Sunday, April 6, 2008

Time For Some Manual Labor

I can certainly tell that I'm not used to "manual labor." whew! My Monday thru Friday job is at a desk, and although I work my brain very hard, my body doesn't get much of a workout. All that changed yesterday!

In an effort to help alleviate some of the financial strain on our family as a result of soaring electric bills, I got a part time job on Saturdays. It's just a few hours, but those few hours were WORK! I'm cleaning a commercial account for a local cleaning service. Now, I clean my house every day, but this was different for some reason. I guess, because I made myself clean for the entire time with no breaks (like I do at know? stop and have a soda, blog a bit, etc). Anywho, I am sore today! Wow! I thought I used my muscles more, but I guess I was wrong. I did find it very satisfying to be working hard and I loved that I was able to clean without interruption...that doesn't ever happen at home!! LOL!

Time to get ready for church...I'm praying the hot shower alleviates some sore muscles!


Casey said...

You go girl!

And your blog is adorable! I love you banner/header. Cute Cute!!

Thanks for stopping by my place. I will forward the grocery email from my friend if you would like. Just shoot me an email and I'll respond. There is an email me link in my left hand side bar.

Happy Sunday!
Casey @ Finding Beauty

mindi said...

I totally understand where you are coming from!!
I worked on cleaning Brandi's barn Sat with my dad - and I am EXHAUSTED!! I could never have done it without him, but even with him I wore myself out.
It does feel good though, doesn't it??

Linda said...

Hi, Ginger. I just hopped over from Mocha with Linda. I enjoyed your posts, esp. about your daughter, as I have been in the similar situation with choosing colleges, etc. I have a 21 year old girl, a 19 year-old boy and a 15 year-old girl. I couldn't bear to watch that video about "You'll Miss This" because I get so emotional about my kids growing up!

John and Melissa Simmons said...

Your not kidding about the electrical cost sis. We are averaging 225 a month. Thankfully part of it is a tax deduction because of my business, but not much.I have been looking into solar systems for our property.. Some are ok in price and some are expensive . But i am considering the medium price range . It gets us off the grid and might even be able to sell some back to the power company..