Today I am just kind of thinking out loud. I have a slight dilemma called, "not enough vacation time to do all of the things I want and need to do this year." The problem started when we went to buy a new fridge this morning. No choice, ours is ready to clunk out and could at any moment. Shopping for a fridge could be a blog entry in itself, so we will leave that for another day. When we asked about delivery, the kind gentleman that was helping us asked for our zip code and said he would be right back. He was and said we could get delivery Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday next week. Knowing our fridge could go at any moment we really wanted Wednesday. I asked if they would be able to tell us a.m. or p.m. and he said "No, not until the night before. Someone will call you." Hmmmmmm....so in order to get my fridge delivered on Wednesday, one of us would actually have to take the entire day off??? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE an extra day off now and then, but here is the problem....
You only have so many vacation and personal days to play with and we REALLY do not want to use one of them waiting for the delivery man. Not that I couldn't use the day off to work on my business, but I just took a personal day a couple of weeks ago to do that.
See, our youngest son is coming home from Colorado for Christmas, so we need to take some days off that week. We are having a shower for our daughter in January....and I really don't know if I will need a day off for that. Then we have the wedding in March, and we will both need a day or two off for that...and then....I would like to vacation next summer in Telluride, Colorado where our son lives. It's a very long drive to Telluride from Illinois so we really need a lot of time for that. Where are all of these days off going to come from?
I have sat and done the math over and over and over again. The days just don't work out. There aren't enough of them to go around. Our PR lady and I were talking and she said I can always take an extra day or two unpaid.......uh, I don't think so.
So, it all comes down to this. The fridge is being delivered on Saturday so neither of us have to take any time off, and we are just going to keep our fingers crossed that this lovely gold monster in the kitchen makes it until then. Then, I will take off three extra days the week of Christmas so I can spend it with our son while he is here. Next, I will wing it in January and just try to be organized so I don't have to take any extra time off for the shower. The wedding....we have to take the day before the wedding off. Everything takes place downtown (Chicago). Then I might just be able to swing a fantastic two week vacation to Telluride!! Ah, I feel so much better now.
Oh no, I have to run! The fridge is making some awful clanking noises!