I think that my wife and I have a lifestyle that's pretty fairly split. Sometimes we don't see each other that much but we both spend lots of time with our children, her job as a teacher has lots of holidays and my work fits well with part time work.
The Summer is when I have a large block of time dedicated to work as my wife has six weeks off, this allows me to build my funds so my own living costs (fuel, etc) are taken care of and it helps towards some of the extras and unforeseen costs.
|Office conversion in the local town|
This summer all my work is local, a large portion is in our village, working for a friend and the rest (my weekend work) is in the next town about four miles away. Both are really flexible so I can work different days and fit it around work here on the house and smallholding, to be honest I'd rather work a weekend and have a weekday off anyway as it's much quieter if we want to do anything.
|I've been putting up lots of stud work lately!|
I know I've said it before but I'm forever thankful of my trade. Not only does it save us money on work we do to the house but it also lends itself so well to part time work and it's flexibility has enabled us to live the way we want to.
I get a fair wage and enjoy my work - can't ask for a lot more really.
With the third child on the way I'm also keeping a look out for work next year, it'll be nice if I have some lined up ready for when the new baby comes, although it's a bit early to be looking really!
Who else is glad they have the job they do?