Re: out of work
Went to eye doc yesterday and the best he could get my right eye is 20/60. not good!!
Last night on the way home as I was coming to grips with my right eye being the way it is, I said to hubby, “I sure could use some good news.”
Apparently God heard me cuz hubby brought several pieces of good news home!
One is that his boss has had (has?) lyme disease! When he lived in Pa. I do not have all the details, but do know he was sick as a dog for 18 months with debilitating headaches, joint pain, and fatigue that was unbelievable. He had not one day of feeling good in over 18 months. He said then it was just like someone flipped a switch and he felt like himself again.
Like I said, I don’t have all the details, but he was one of the 30% who got a bullseye rash. However, even with that it seems he did not go to the doc right away. It was when his headaches got so bad (I surmised from what hubby told me) that he sought a doctor’s care. His GP in Pa actually was very helpful (I think docs know a lot more about lyme in the North). He put him on megadose antibiotics for 90 days then weaned him down gradually over a long period – maybe a year?
His was caught waaay earlier than ours so his treatment had a greater effect in a shorter time. We are not sure he is completely cured as he still has joint pain in his knees, but he does not believe that is lyme, just arthritis. He apparently has no other symptoms or if he does we don’t know and he may not know all the symptoms of chronic lyme.
But. . . at any rate, that was VERY encouraging!
We know he will be understanding of hubby!
The 2nd piece of good news is that hubby may be getting some overtime. Gary (boss) said they don’t mind paying OT if they have the work.
hubby knows almost everyone in the field, and they all know how hubby builds duct so I think he will really be an asset and pull some companies over to his current employer. Ellis had not dealt with this company because they did not deliver – but hubby practically drives past Ellis’ house on the way home and he will take it to him or meet him somewhere so that should increase the business.
Ellis has long said that if hubby ever got his own shop he would make a killing. Believe it or not, it is rare to have everything that someone makes fit right the first time. hubby’s does = providing he gets the right measurements. Once the word gets out that hubby is there I think several companies will be using him.
Some companies have their own shops – but not everyone in those shops can build what hubby can. He can do difficult transitions that usually need to be special ordered out of town. He can build pretty much anything out of ductwork – including a sphere!
He had a good deal of training when he was with the union.
So – that is all good news and I wanted to pass this on as there has been so much not good news lately!
The third item of interest you will have to decide for yourself if it is bad news or good news – I am still deliberating that point myself. .. hubby’s new job is RIGHT around the corner from KRISPY KREME!
Last edited by sonshyn; 12-05-2007 at 06:43 PM.