went to school to be a Home Economics teacher, ended up marry my husband, start our own business 31 years ago, now i am welder, repair dept, bookeeper, electrician, plumber, cook, housekeeper -seamstress. When you work together with your husband for 31 years, you learn to do what ever is neccesary. If he is out on calls you have to be able to hold down the fort. In all the year we have only had besides our daughter joining forces till she was married 3 part time employees. The main job in all of this was learning to be with the hubbie all day and him with me. But we have done it as a team and now we have scaled way down to start retirement early @ 55. Plus the body tells us whoa what are you thinking- Your not 25 anymore. Our daughter grew up with our customers. running around the shop, then to getting us tools, then working after school, Family business. Now I have 3 grandsons this yesr they will be 9-6-3 yrs old and already the 9 yr old wants to learn to weld. told him when the helmet fits his head he can learn.
With everyone in the country struggling to survive these days - I known some people that have had high paying job and now laid off and struggling but they won't go to a lesser job. --Lets remenber A job is a job no matter what it is and be thankful you have one. Taking care of family is the highest and proudest job anyone can do whether you are delivering newpapers, scrubing toilets, working at a fast food rest. or a dept store, or behind that desk, you are working for the family and that is what is important. Pride isn't important- You will get that Pride when you see what you have done for the family.