Sunday, August 4, 2013

Every time we think we have it figured out!


Every time we think we have it figured out, life makes another change.  Last week when we went to Lagoon with the kids James our oldest son was quitting his job and going to work with his grandfather and uncle on a construction job making almost twice what he was making at lagoon.  Three days after he started his grandfather decided that he could no longer continue working and had to go back home (they were staying in a motel in a small town near job site). James job was dependent on his grandfather, so his job is now over and is back home. A little sad and more disappointed, jobless and with no money (yes we talked him into this and now feel guilty too).

So today what do I do I register him for school and in 3 weeks he will be starting community collage.  I was hoping all the money we made selling quilts would go to material, now it will be going to pay for his first 2 classes at school.  Oh sad day.  But mom is happy to have her son where she can see him (and so is little sister and brother,  Rebecca is not so happy because she is back to not being the oldest at home, sad day for her too).


On a more happy note my Rag Quilt pattern (well Tanya wrote it but I posted it) sold 3 copies this morning on Craftsy and was 3rd on their trending list.  It is I think only our 3rd pattern to spend some time on that list (though it changes often, not sure what makes it trend)  but that made my morning.  We went shopping today to find a binding for our granny square quilt and in typical fashion we came home with 3 possibilities and that was with the fact we even brought the quilt along.  We just could not decide. (I did finish quilting it and finally picked the binding from the 3, so expect to see it finished in a few days).  Tanya is working on yet another new cute quilt out of her Bungle Jungle all, I can tell you is it is triangles and way different then any thing she or I have tried to do in the past.  So hopefully no more plans will change and things can settle down in the Healey house and let me continue quilting with out distractions.


4 comments:

Gene Black said...

I am sorry to hear that James' job didn't work out. I hope school is a good thing for him and prepares him for an even better job.

I love the quilt in the photo!

desertskyquilts said...

Sometimes something happens that seems really terrible, and then it turns out to be the best thing that could have happened. Good luck to James with school. Another job will come along. =)

Lisa said...

It seems to always happen when we least expect it but school is always worth the effort. I hope he enjoys it and realizes how really lucky he is to have great parents!

Mike Pearson said...

Well, going to college is not a bad thing :) Just having a degree can make the difference in being the chosen candidate for a job, promotion, etc. Wishing him good luck!

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