You can’t make an omelette without…

Not that I’m wishing anything bad on myself, but I wish something would happen where I could still have money but could slow down for a few weeks. I only have a week and a half before Guitar Madness begins with two beginner classes and one level 2 class. That covers Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights. Friday and Saturday back at Salsa’s Cantina and Grill. Two Sunday nights per month @ the Lovelady Center each month. This will leave for very little time for anything else. Of course, all of this is going on while I am working for SU Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Crunch those numbers. I will be away from home and family a good bit. (This is not good.) Here is the latest figures.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – I leave the house @ 7a.m. The classes are over @ 8 p.m., but I have to reset the classroom and clean the board. I leave the classroom by 8:15 and get home at nearly 9 p.m. – Total for Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday? 14 hours per day – 42 hours

Wednesday will be the easiest schedule. Leave @ 7 a.m., home by 5 p.m. Total – 10 hours

Friday is the longest by far. Leave the house 7 a.m., leave SU by 4:45 p.m. and make the best time fighting rush hour traffic to make it to the restaurant. Start waiting tables by 5:15 p.m. Finish up at the restaurant usually by about 10:30 p.m. Total for Fridays – 15.5 hours

Saturday – a little more relaxed – Family time in the a.m., get to the restaurant by 4p.m. and stay until 10:30 again. Total for Saturdays – 6.5 hours

Sundays are tricky because it isn’t paid and you can’t really call it work. It does fill the schedule though. When I’m playing in the band here is the schedule…

Leave the house by 7:30, Practice at 8 a.m. until 9:30ish. Service @ 10 a.m. and it draws to an end usually around 12:15. Then off for a psuedo-relaxed lunch with Lovely and little Bear, back to the church to go over a song or two and to grab a guitar, back in the vehicle of the day and off to Loveladys by 5 p.m. Service from 6 p.m. to roughly 7 p.m. After that it is usually slow poke home to pass out in front of the tube or listen to the latest happenings from the people around me or to watch my in-laws play with little Bear. Off to bed by 11ish all to start over with Monday. Total for Sunday – aw, we won’t count it. I don’t think I have to…

So between Monday @ 7 a.m. and Saturday by the time I get home I have worked…

74 hours – give or take

So, what is the outcome of all of this? I am freakin’ exhausted. My co-workers only pull in 37.5 hours a week. I nearly double that. (Slackers)

I think things will smooth out by the first of the year. I hope so at least.

I know this one thing…I am getting away for a day or two within the next couple of weeks. I am going to cherish it.

Author: Michael C

Follower of Jesus Christ. Husband of one woman. Father of four. Worshipper. God has been continually molding me into a worship leader over the last 21 years. I am on a musical journey with my family to become more like Christ. Join in!

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