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Day 5 and steady progress

May 15th, 2017 at 05:13 pm

Today was the 2nd "reveal" of my copy internally, at the marketing agency where I'm doing a contract job. After the first review, she wanted me to come up with 2 more versions; at this review, they cherry-picked what they liked and asked me to make some minor revisions to 2 versions only, instead of 3.

The 3rd reveal will take place Wednesday, still internally. God willing, it will then go to the client. I'm sure I'll be sick of it by that time, but I've already finished the 2nd assignment, modeling it on the first and hoping the client likes the first.

They hired another writer, a young guy, to help me with the larger assignment that comes after this one. I guess I'm okay with that since it answers my question that yes, I will definitely be able to pick up more work at $55/hour!! Yippee yay hi ho!

For all I know, this could be my only big paying job this year. Whenever it ends, I'll be going back to my very LOW paying job with the higher education company. What a difference: $15 vs $55/hour. Which would you rather have?

I'm already planning on devoting the upcoming weekend to priming and painting my bookshelves. To clear my plate, I drove home from work a different way so I could return a top I bought for this job at Macy's.

Of course, now that I'm working f/t, I MUST go the dump and do my grocery shopping and fill up the gas tank on the weekend, but I should still have time leftover for the bookshelves.

There have been plenty of warnings on the local news that this is going to be a particularly bad tick season becus we had a mild winter and lots of rain this spring. They are right, and I am kind of freaking out because yesterday, I found a large deer tick crawling around (unattached) on Luther. I pulled it off and flushed it down the toilet. Then I called my dad to warn him becus his garden is for sure infested with ticks plus he can't see them due to his eyesight. I assumed he or the carpenters had carried the tick inside the house since the cats don't go outside.

After I hung up from dad, I was going to sit on the front stoop on a lawn chair and I found a 2nd tick crawling on the metal part. I flushed it, too. Later that day, I found ANOTHER ticket on Luther; they can't seem to attach to him becus of his incredibly long hair.

Today, I found a 4th tick again on the lawn chair, this time on the arm rest!! What is going on? The lawn chair had sat for several weeks in a shaded area of my courtyard/driveway, under the canopy of several large rhododendrons. Yesterday I moved the lawn chair to the front stoop. Could the tick have fallen onto the chair that I'd been sitting on?

It's amazing to me how the ticks were somehow transferred to Luther, whose like a magnet becus he rubs against everything. Maybe the 2 ticks I found on him were on my legs from the lawn chair and then he picked them up.

The whole thing is making me very skittish.

7 Responses to “Day 5 and steady progress”

  1. Carol Says:

    Ticks and the thought of them make me skittish too. I found one on my cheek one time and all I'd done that day was gone to the endodontist. I think it crawled on me from the sofa. But how it got to the sofa is a mystery.
    Long may $55 an hour continue!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope the $55/hr lasts and lasts ...

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Ick on the ticks! Glad the job sounds like it will be long term.

  4. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    I hate ticks! DH routinely pulls 3 or 4 off when he gets home. The other day, he asked for my help getting one off his shoulder, and I started to get it and then jumped when it wriggled, so he kicked me out of the bathroom and did it himself. They give me the heebie-jeebies!!

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Hope this job strings out for a while!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Although you probably are getting tired of the revisions, at $55 an hour, I'm sure it makes it far easier to swallow. Hope you get lots of good work!

  7. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Yikes I can't stand the tick problem up in the NE.

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