I’ve been really busy this past few weeks because the business is bidding on a few jobs and as a result, a lot of my time is being taken up writing stuff I am not getting paid to do. Bid work is annoying in that regard – you work your butt off and you may or may not get a job, but that’s kind of what working for yourself is about. Sometimes, there is work that you need to do that you get absolutely no compensation for. This past few weeks has been full of that.
Kale and Ross have rotten colds – I thought I was getting it but some laying low and generous dosing on vitamin C appears to have knocked it out of me. Kale is whiny – OH MAN SO WHINY – as a result, and restless and not sleeping well. He’s also started announcing he wants Daddy and that I’m mean. Joy. “Toddler for sale, fully equipped”, let me tell you. This is not conducive to getting lots of thoughtful writing done.
In reality, the busy unpaid work only lasts so long and it’s one of those “suck it up and get over it” types of things. We landed a good sized contract and we’ve got our fingers crossed on another much larger one, and we’re picking up small amounts of work here and there. I think we’re doing okay for hardly trying, and I know it will get better.
We seem to have a packed schedule this next few weeks. I love it, and I hate it all at the same time.
If you are a Facebook or Twitter friend you’ve probably already seen this, but if not, go check this out. It’s a webumentary that Ross’ cousin’s husband made. It’s amazing. It’s about a town in the Northwest Territories that simply no longer exists. It’s interactive and you can spend a little bit of time or a lot.