I usually refrain from posts that are not related to education, but I have a few things that need to be said due to this weekend’s occurrences. I hope you understand that sometimes a girl just has to vent!!
In recent years, (a few before & since we moved back from Colorado) our home has been robbed 3 or 4 times. Yes, you read that correctly, 3 OR 4 times!
There are SEVERAL reasons why we ARE SURE these robberies were done by someone who knows us. I won’t go into all of them but we live wayyyyyyy out in the country on a dead end street with only starlight to help you see at night, & we have two pit bulls who look very ferocious, but are totally harmless and don’t understand the concept of “guarding” the house. (I mean, the car pulling up MAY be the pizza guy or a nice lady giving donuts away, so they welcome ALL people just in case!) Like I mentioned, there is more evidence but I will get to my point.
When people come here, they see the go cart track or the pool & they seem to think we also have some kind of magic money tree here too. We don’t.
We are very blessed AND VERY thankful to have good jobs that make enough for us to be comfortable & able to set money aside for things that are not necessities.
However, the MAIN reason we live as well as we do is because my husband works his ass off EVERY DAY.
Wait. I don’t think you really understand the extent of his work ethic. He is up at 5:30 every morning, and works until 9:30-10pm six days a week.
He is also constantly helping someone improve, fix and/or increase the value of their home/garage/condo etc, & very often, he refuses to take payment for these jobs because he wants to help (a quality I absolutely love in him!)
Also, very often he deals with aching knees, too little sleep & a nagging wife (guilty– I try but sometimes I forget to be wonderful & understanding– oops!) because he has worked too long or missed a family event helping someone who is in need. He will work 18 hour days rather than miss a deadline he promised.
Move over James Brown because Jeff Grube IS the hardest working man in show business or any other business for that matter.
He is rock solid committed to his role as a provider & would dig ditches until his fingers fell off rather than let someone else pay his or his family’s way, put anything on a credit card, have to borrow money or take something that he didn’t work for!
He will also give a complete stranger the shirt off his back & every dime in his pocket. Sometimes he gives more time & invests more in random people rather than family. This frustrates the bejeezes out of me, but he says, “We have each other & they do not have that blessing.” Who can really argue with that?!?! He is correct! (Don’t tell him I said that– he will gloat for days!)
Yes, I have a job. My paycheck also goes to our family fund & I work hard too, but aforementioned thieves seem to like his very expensive tools & TVs rather than my shoe or book collection! More evidence that these assholes are idiots!! And yes– we have improved security around here each time a few crack heads decide to help themselves!
THIS is why I get so infuriated when someone STEALS things Jeff has worked his ass off to buy. It literally brings me to tears because I KNOW Jeff will never make an insurance claim. Without a word of complaint, he will work more hours, schedule an additional job and/or work 7 days a week to replace his things AND STILL give to anyone who asks or he feels needs a hand!!
All the while, doing more around the house than his share because my rheumatoid arthritis has been almost intolerable for the past 6 weeks & there are days when getting out of bed is a REAL struggle– but that is a whole different “pissed off post.”
I am going to end this now, I have to go online to purchase MORE new security cameras, maybe a couple of Rottweiler puppies, PRAY that certain thieves get locked up AND THANK GOD for a good man!!