Jul 29, 2011

Our business (Part 1)

Business is going great as far as customer orders and such, but that means Aaron is getting less sleep, stressing more, and overall cranky!  He is pretty far behind on orders right now.  Some of our clients don't seem to understand we are a FAMILY business.  We work as hard as we can, but sick/fussy kids can make it hard to get things done at times.  Aaron will work at least 10 hours a day/5 days a week, but most of the time he is pulling 12 hours a day and works on Saturdays (usually milling logs) and if he feels really behind after Church on Sundays too!

(Splitting a log that is too big for the mill. Yes we used wedge and sledgehammer)
                                                       (Milling on our Woodmizer)
It takes its toll on us.  It is really hard to have any true family time when he is just so tired and cranky from working so hard.  But he loves his job and I wouldn't want it any other way.
It's not every kid that gets to grow up thinking sawdust is just as fun as a sandbox!
                      (A*** 13 months old handing sawdust/shavings to her daddy)
                               (A*** nearly 3 years old playing in the cart full of sawdust! :)


Slop Swap said...

Wow! That's a huge log! Running your own business can be stressful but very rewarding! :) I'm following from the Alexa Hop. Hope you follow me back. I also have an Alexa hop on my page as well if you want to link up. Have a great day!

Thrifty Ninja said...

Your newest follower from the weekend hop! Would love a return visit! http://thriftyninja.net

Sadie said...

That picture of your little one is SO cute!! Frame it! :)

P.S. I found you from the Alexa Hop. :)

Super Coupon Lady said...

WOW! That is a lot of work! Stopping by from the Alexa Hop, hope you stop by my page too! http://www.supercouponlady.com

Christina said...

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BargainDesire said...

I love it! Saw dust in a wheel barrow, is as good as any sandbox! Thanks for joining the Weekend Alexa Hop! http://www.bargaindesire.com

Terri. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, sorry it took so long to come by, I am a new follower. I hope you will stop by now and then to say hi.

Brenda H said...

I love the picture of the child covered in sawdust! It's precious.

I came from the bloghop..