Monday, February 16, 2009

Roses week is OVER!!!!

So I can finally say that I have sold roses for the last year. I have sold roses since I was 12, so that is 12 years I think. I have enjoyed doing it and it helps bring in some money that I don't have to worry about taxes or anything. James came this year with me and we were able to work a stand together, his first year. We started work on Tuesday afternoon and worked til 10 every night until saturday. The first couple days of work is really slow, but this year they did some things that were different. The pay first of all was different. They usually pay by the hour, but decided that since they take a gamble in the buisness, so should the people that are working. They wanted the workers to take more responsibility and so what ever the stand made the workers got 10% of the profits and split it among themselves. The next thing they changed was they only had security for the big tents and out of 16 there were only 3 big tents. That meant that the other 13 had to put away all of the teddy bears, roses, vases, and tables back into a 4x8 box. But putting it away each night meant that we had to set up every morning. Friday would have to be our first somewhat busy day. It ended up raining on us though. We had winds almost everyday and rain thursday and friday for a bit. Thursday it rained a good hour or so, and we had a 10x10 tent with only one side and the box to hold our stuff. Saturday though turned out to be a beautiful day. It was warm for the most part, no winds and no rain. We couldn't have asked for a better day. Thank heavens it was so nice, because it helped with our sales so we could actually get paid more then the mexicans across the street at home depot waiting to get picked up. At the end on valentines day, the whole family went to blueberry hill. Mom and Dad, Amy and Alex, James and I, Trevor with his friend Kate, Paul and his girlfriend Jackie. It was around 11:30 or so when we started to order our food and we didn't leave until 1:30. The food was great!!!! I would def go back to that place again. I can say though after being on my feet for 60 plus hours that week and being pregnant on top of it made for swollen feet that were painful to walk on. Needless to say, there were a few of us that did not make it to church on sunday.
James and I were suppose to leave on sunday to drive to utah as well so we could be back by wednesday in california. Um....ya we haven't left yet and its still tuesday morning. Roses takes it out of you and we had to wait until today to get paid. So my ultrasound appointment is going to have to be moved as well as my doctors appointment. All will be ok.