Sunday, January 27, 2008
Tile work is very physical work but once again we had one of our clients call and ask if we could do one more job for them while we were in town. Every year we have returned to Phoenix, we have had a client contact us for more work and it is becoming a very fitting arrangement. A few tile jobs per winter are not too bad on our bodies and pretty good to our pocketbooks.
There are so many things in life that we are good at and really love doing, tile work is one of them. Now to find not only things we love but those that are also good to our bodies has been difficult. For the most part, this is due to our parents constantly reinforcing to us that work is hard, there is no fun in work, and most importantly work and play do not mix. Well, we are doing our best to change our inner thoughts about these things…it has not been easy but we are definitely on the right track. We know our parents meant well and we are sure if they knew different they would have taught us different, so now it is our chance to change this in our new lifestyle.
We now look for easier jobs to pay our way across this continent and leave the physically challenging ones to the young. Writing, photography, security and ticket stubbing at the race tracks, fun jobs where smiling, meeting and greeting people are the main objectives, this is what we are talking about. I have to admit, it has been simpler for me to change to this new way of life than it has been for Jerry to do. He is still in the mindset that in order to get ahead in life you must physically work hard. Our work ethics come out whether we are physically working hard or just working hard in an easier sort of way.