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Working With Your Spouse

Charles, Marcus, our 16 year old son, and Me at our former store, American Mini Storage Jones Blvd

Okay, Charles and I aren't experts on working together but we've seen many couples come into the self storage business and not last.

Your relationship has be pretty solid before you start working together. No, "Will I be paid more if I'm doing more of the work?" No, "What happens if I want to quit?"
Those are both red flags.

How to Work with Your Spouse article at eHow.com gives us plenty to think about before pursuing a career path together. It' also offers great tips for couples already working together.

One of my favorites is keeping a notebook of things you want to achieve in your business. You can use it as a reference as you meet them. Also, you can look at it monthly or yearly for any adjustments.

Calvary Chapel Spring Valley - Online Church Service

I never thought that with our moving to North Las Vegas we would be so far from our church but that's where we are. Thank goodness for online live church service. I can still see Pastor Derek treat us to his latest insight on the Boston Red Sox while giving us his weekly sermon.

I also attend our former church, Horizon Christian Fellowship San Diego Chapter and Verse bible study and listen to radio snippets.

Nothing compares to being in your church, worshiping, sitting and standing with your fellow church members but the next 12...no 11 months I'm still able to be part of my church.

Broken Trail - DVD Recommendation

I think my husband and I have seen this Broken Trail at least 5 times. Yes, we love the writing, scenery and the acting. Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church play terrific cowboys in this western drama and love story.

We highly recommend this as a couple movie. So, add it to your Netflix list or visit your local public library.

Plot summary courtesy of Wikipedia.org
Set in 1898, the film concerns Prentice "Print" Ritter (Duvall), an aging cowboy who wants to buy a ranch of his own. To accomplish this, he agrees to transport 500 mustangs from Oregon to Wyoming, where he will sell them to the British Army. He recruits his estranged nephew, Tom Harte (Church), to join him, hoping to reconnect with him on the ride.

What starts out as a simple horse drive is complicated when Print and Tom encounter a particularly vile slaver who is transporting five Chinese girls to a lawless mining town, where they will face a life of prostitution and indentured servitude. Compelled to do the rig…

Wordless Wednesday - Latest Apartment

Our latest home - 2000 square foot apartment

Works for Me - Vinylvineyard at Etsy.com

Since our line of work can require that we move and live in various size apartments I was wondering how I could decorate the walls inexpensively but still have a decorative style that I love.

Answer:Vinylvineyard at Etsy.com offers removeable decals. Her work looks like it's stenciled. You'll find the quality is top notched. You'll love that you pick the font, colors and size. She even does take custom orders too. Oh, and her decals work on windows and other varies surfaces.

Moving Day Photos

Here's a couple of photos of our old apartment. It was around 1200 square feet, in Spring Valley, a community in Las Vegas.

Nesting Place - Blog Recommendation

I love surrounding us with beautiful things that reflect our style, are affordable, and classic. I've been looking for a blog that would provide some inspiration.

Nesting Place is a terrific blog to add to your Favorites list. Her approach is to not go into debt but to work with what you have and add items one at a time. She's been a renter and a homeowner. So, she brings lots of experience to decorating, no matter what part of the path, of the decorating journey you're on.

Menu Monday Plan - February 16, 2009

Hubby took me to Outback Steakhouse for a Valentine's Day dinner. Despite the 30 minute wait, the dinner was delicious. Betsy, our waitress, was terrific. She kept our ice tea and pink lemonade coming throughout the meal. We even striked out a conversation with the family seated next to us.

The unpacking is finally complete. We hung all the photos and put away the boxes. It's very interesting living in a 2000 square foot apartment. This is the largest home we've ever lived in. Our teen has announced he wouldn't feel comfortable living in anything larger.

I did decided to treat myself to a manicure and buff, last week. It's one way that I reward myself for all the hard work and long hours we put in. The nice thing it doesn't cost alot. For around $14-$25, in Las Vegas, I can sit back and receive some pampering.

Now, onto this week's menu. Thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Monday Plan!

Chili with Brown Rice

Shrimp Stir Fry with Brown Rice, Mixed …

Why Do They Call It Pain Management?

My pain management doctor has switched me to Percocet to address my high pain levels. I've actually lost count of the many pain management drugs I've been on throughout my 9 years of severe chronic pain. If one thinks that these meds eliminates my pain let me let you on a secret...they don't. They allow me to get up, get around, do daily tasks and then get sleep. (sleep comes with additional meds) I describe it like this...it's like putting a bandaid on a surgical wound.

Since I do not have health insurance I'm doing my part to stimulate the economy by paying around $600 monthly...to manage my pain.