ok that title is meant to have that song in your head...the one from the apprentice? LOL!
adam's getting a substantial raise! WOOHOO!! he hasn't had one in like 2 years, i think. its been a long time coming! :)
but we probably will only feel it a little...because we are in the process of figuring out how to refinance our home to get a good chunk of cash for several things...first and foremost to pay off our 2 credit cards so that the money we had been paying to those will go towards higher payments on our new loan...
then to fix up our house some. we have so many repairs and remodeling projects needing funding! originally that was all we were getting the money for.
but now adam has a dream! if you don't know adam, you don't know how momentous this is! my man doesn't dream. pretty much never. he's not at all like me in that regard. i have been trying to encourage him to dream for some time now, to no avail....then a couple weeks ago i get a call "so i'm supposed to be dreaming, right?" yup. then he tells me an idea he has to get edit equipment to do some freelance editing at home...and maybe even be able to occasionally take some of his work home with him. wowee! cool idea! (oh, for those that don't know, he is a video photographer/editor).
the idea has grown...we'll see what ends up happening...but the deal still is that he wants to do freelancing, because he does NOT want to have to rely on his new business to support us...he will be continuing to work fulltime for his current job. with things that way, he is able to actually get excited about the prospects of having his own equipment and doing some jobs on the side...and me too! i'm always coming up with ideas for jobs him and i could do...nothing that has to come to any sort of real plan, but ideas that i keep mulling over til i find a really good one we can pursue. he's less inclined to want to pursue it, however, if it means he will have to spend extra time at work, away from us. so with an edit system at home, he could actually get into some of my ideas! maybe. lol. i'm on a mission to come up with some sort of idea that will help us produce some sort of video to sell. like baby einstein, and sign time...start small and grow to great popularity. :) we could do something, if only i can get just the right idea. LOL. still thinking!
well so now the equipment expense is growing and so hearing about his raise was just what we needed because we may just be able to take out a larger loan since the raise will cover some higher loan payments. we have lots of numbers to crunch first...but its getting exciting!
the best part is that spending this money on equipment for adam will mean that we have a better source for extra income coming in...probably quite regularly. we have to see how it goes still...of course his first priority, work-wise, is his fulltime job. but freelancing could really help us out significantly! i am so happy to see my guy finally dreaming! he's the most creative and amazing person in his field, in my eyes...he really does amazing work! this is going to be an adventure!