My other, other job

Thursday, November 13, 2008
In order to support my writing habit, I started a home based business selling jewelry. It's not to bad, considering that my other option was cleaning toilets at the HS.

But every once in a while, I'm forced to drive down one of those street. I gape in wonder at the ENORMOUS houses with their RV and matching pickup, Lexus, manicured lawn, or professionally done X-mas lights and I wonder, "How do they do it?"

I mean, really. My husband and I both have our bachelors. He has a job as an accountant for a local bank, and they treat him well. I sell jewelry on the side. Our home was marketed as a 'starter home'. But bills always manage to crop up that take any extra money we manage to save. Take my $500 dog bill this month. We really need a new car and we're looking at some pretty big medical bills.

So I scratch my head and ask again, "How do they do it?"


  1. Anonymous said...:

    ...I have a friend whose dad is an anesthesiologist, and general practitioners can earn 150k a year (a number learned from another friend's dad). Which they probably need, most of the time, to pay off school debts.

    Whereas I spent the first half of my childhood on welfare, dropped out of college due to debt, and got my first full-time job… making more per hour than my mom ever had…

    *shrugs* I can only guess that they're doctors or something.

    Or they live off of credit cards. Some people do that, unfortunately. Some people have the mentality that debt in concrete things (like land and buildings) is actually an asset.

    Don't ask me how that's supposed to work. I don't get it, myself.

    (Found you through the comments on that page about myths in YA fiction. I stopped by to meet the person who had agreed with me and added some nice points of her own.)

    I'd log in, but for some reason, Blogger won't let me on my home computer. (Yes, I'm allowed to poke around online while at work. But I don't write there—then my boss could technically claim ownership of what I wrote.)

  1. Hey Carradee, glad to see you visited. My comments got blasted, but I knew they would. Still, I felt like I needed to stand up for what I believed in. I'm going to make another comment, just to incite controversy. (he he he ;) )

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