Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Experience Number 16- Walking off a Job

It's been a while since I've posted and it's mostly because I've been depressed about this post.  I walked off my job at 911. I wanted so badly for the job to work for so many reasons: great benefits, stable job, interesting work, opportunities for advancement, good pay, close to my home... yet it wasn't for me. The hardest part, though, was WALKING off the job without giving notice.  I had never done that before/planned on doing it, but I was making myself physically ill with this job and not eating.  The training was terrible to say the least (I do not want to go into details), but I am on the search for a job once again. I have had two interviews and one offer since I quit, but it's not what I want to do.  It's starting to boil down to whatever I can get now since money is running out really fast :(  Plus, I feel bad that the hubby is working two jobs to maintain us afloat until I can find something.

Wish me luck in my search. It's not fun.

Experience Number 15- Wedding Dress Shopping (not for me!)

I've only been wedding dress shopping once... for myself. I bought the first dress I tried on. I took photos of what I wanted and showed the wonderful lady helping me what I liked about each of the dresses. One minute later she came back with a dress with each of the elements I had showed her! It was really incredible and she knew her inventory! So ladies, if you're looking for a dress, make SURE you take photos along if you've seen something that you like!

Anyway, yesterday my brother's fiance Laura asked if I would go shopping with her! I was super excited (I love weddings!!!) and we're going on the search today!  Since my shopping trip stopped in one store, I'll be able to see more of what is out there! YAY!  I can't wait to see what she picks!!!

Experience Number 14 - UPDATE!

Here's the semi-finished bathroom. 

It's finished for now until I can get some money to update the artwork. :)  It's much moodier than the previous cream color! I've finished taping off the master bathroom.  I'm waiting to work up the courage to paint it! The last one took so much out of me (I kept getting terrible foot cramps from stretching to reach the ceiling since I was using a barstool instead of a ladder because I don't have one/know anyone with one!)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Experience Number 14 - Painting an Entire Room!

A few weeks back I won paint in a dutchboy contest.  I was able to order the colors that I wanted and they finally came in the mail last week. I chose "wooded path" for  my downstairs powder room.  It's so much darker than I had expected, but I decided to paint anyway.  It's a sage green.  Excuse the blurriness of the before photo:

 It's so messy looking because I was just about to paint when I realized I needed a photo! I still have one more coat to put on before I post the after.  I did (somehow) manage to BURN myself while painting.  Yes. I said BURN. As I was painting the wall above the light, my arm grazed the bulb. :-/   Oh well, I am proud of myself for doing all the painting on my own! I had to do it when the hubby was out because otherwise he would try to help me :)

Experience Number 13 - Tour of Charleston!

Today was a fun day, and I learned that I knew more about Charleston than I had previously thought!

Part of my job is knowing about the areas that make up Charleston County (it's a LARGE area), so the trainers thought it would be a good idea to pack us up in a bus and send us out! We began by exploring a small portion of North Charleston (Leeds Ave/Azalea area), then headed up Cosgrove Ave. into West Ashley.  We continued down Sam Rittenburg until we hit HWY 17 and went up through Ravenel and Rantowles, Johns Island (with a pit stop to the angel oak where I had to be corny and take a photo-- see below :)  We went through Freshfields near Kiawah and Seabrook, down through James Island, Folly Beach, Crosstown, Mt. Pleasant, Sullivans Island, and IOP.  We stopped for lunch at Daniel Island where our waitress was not the best....  I realized I have seen most of Charleston County (thanks to my hubby and all his soccer fields being spread out over the county).  I feel a bit more confident now.

Apologizes for not posting in FOREVER. I forgot how tiring work can be!