Friday, February 17, 2006

The beginning...

Dave and I have spent part of today discussing how things might be once he finishes up at work (just three weeks from now)...

It was a really good talk. I can see he has formulated some fairly good ideas about what he wants to do. He is going to get his lisence, which will be excellent. Also, he wants to go and see a life coach (I seeded this idea over a year ago, but he has recently started reviving the idea all on his own, which is excellent!), he wants to go and check one out and see if they can offer him what he's looking for, anyway...

I brought up the idea of get me a laptop (not totally unselfish, LOL), and a wireless router. The idea being that we make up a timetable, let's say 9am-2pm 5 days a week (not Mondays or Wednesdays), Dave will disappear into the study, not to be disturbed, so he can work uninterrupted on his "work", while I watch the kids in the rest of the house, with my laptop, so I can still do my stuff. He would have to learn to tune out the household noise, and realise he is not responsible for the kids at all during that time...

This way, he gets his time to work and get his dreams underway, I get my wireless laptop, and to have him "home" some of the day.

He's also talking about getting 1-2 days paid work a week (that work would be done during those work hours I just mentioned)... I'm considering doing an editing course, and then setting up to edit thesis or essays etc. I've also suggested we should really *set up* an office properly, so we can both work properly, and also for the kids school stuff in the case the homeschooling legislation is strict and we have to keep records/show work(sheets) etc. So, we might invest in a fax, photocopier and a lazer printer, but we have to investigate that further...

I had a dream years ago, when we'd been together only a few months, of us with three kids aged 8, 6 and 18 months-2years. We lived very close to a beach that we used to walk along, and I was tutoring in writing, or some such thing with groups that came to the house, and I had a laptop... Timeline-wise, that is only another 18 months away... Things definitely seem to be moving in that direction, except the living right near the beach bit...

1 comment:

katef said...

wow things seem to be falling into place for everyone today... that is such good news. Just makes you feel grounded and all is right with the world when things all seem to be heading in the same direction! :)

Teenagers and the failing parent...