Since I've been doing this electrician thing, there has only been one bummer part of it connected with working for the university. When they close down for the holidays, we don't work. That equals no paycheck for the duration. There is no vacation time, but a vacation fund. I pulled out my money this year with the conviction that we would have a christmas this year, and we did. I'm glad we did that, and even with careful planning we find ourselves in the shitter again money wise. Nothing we can't dig out of in short order with one exception...Ann has posted about an outstanding electric bill.
They will most certainly cut off our power on tuesday and revoke our payment plan, which means we have to pay the full balance to get our power turned back on. Ouch. If we end up having to do that, that will delay the digging out for a bit. Power includes water service...now, I can live without lights and TV and this, but I must admit, not being able to bathe or use the indoor plumbing presents some serious problems.
In a pre emptive move, tomorrow morning I'm going to take advantage of our giant sinks and fill them with water, also the bath tub. We have a gas stove, after all, so bathing will be a hassle, but possible.
We have several flashlights and a shitload of candles.
Worst case, we will be pioneers for 3 or 4 days, I'll get paid and get the power turned back on. And we'll start over... again.
This would almost be exciting and adventerous if it did'nt suck choad like a crack whore on a 5 rock binge....