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44-year-old WF, M, Texas, 3 grown kids, just had 26 year wedding anv.

Posted By: passing through on 2005-11-18


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1 hurricane in 30 years or every year. I'd take Texas :)
Just kidding with u but I have been to Florida..... Talk about illegals! woweee. Not saying all over, just where I have been. See...... generalizations help no one. If you don't live there, you do not know so please consider your response. And, yes I was actually raised in Pasadena/Houston TX area and NO WAY would I want to live there again. :)
We went to a wedding and received our "thank you" a year later! so there is hope.
Last year, we took the kids out and were not
home to give out candy, so, we had none to give, obviously. Well, someone saw us return home, which was after 8:00, the end of trick or treat for my area, and they rang our doorbell. The outside light was off and everything. We did not answer the door and needless to say then smashed all of our pumpkins on the road! LOL. Hope that doesn't happen again this year. People are sick!
I could support my three kids by myself on $32,000 per year.
I don't have many bills, just mortgage, utilities, groceries, insurances, and a small car payment.  I have other career fields I can go back to if I didn't feel like doing MT any more, but this is what I want to do for now.
My 9 year old daughter has it now. Two other kids in her class were sick this week also.

Heck, having kids deletes brain cells, year after hear!

Mine are in year-round thank goodness! They've started their new year 2 months ago.
Union diesil mechanic - good pay, great benefits. We swap year to year on who brings home more sm
money.....but I am an IC and he has all the benefits...health insurance/dental that the company pays for, pension plan, 401k, etc.  Factor all of that in and he makes way more than I do.
to cowgirl - Last I knew, last year the job paid $25,000/year no taxes, etc.
The hospital was bombed about a year ago, but not a lot of damage, very minimal damage.
nope, still crunching last few days of year to hit my 50k this year. how can you when you haven'
Nothing this year. We ALWAYS got a cool surprise in the past, but this year nothing. :-( nm
After I went to a 1-year MT course at a vocational school, it was so bad that I did the 2-year colle
Not only did I finally receive the proper training, but the woman on the advisory board hired and mentored me. I also joined the local AAMT and networked. Good luck. I know how frustrating it can be. A community college will have a good program to include medical language, MT courses taught by local MTSOs, business English, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, etc.
I agree - my kids are grown and gone.
The house looks great, but I do miss the days when they were kids and lived here.
So since YOU don't have to worry about it because your kids are grown

Have you ever ONCE tried to put yourself in someone else's shoes or see something from someone else's point of view?  Have you ever, in your entire life, had an open mind about anything?

Apparently not, from what I've seen here.

I think he makes $700,000.00 a year, and if they ask him to walk before his first year MQ has...sm

to pay him a cool 1 million dollars.  You can check this out at the Medquist website.   I think the CFO makes $350,000 a year, and the head of IT makes $250.000 a year.

P.S.  This does not include the perks, like expense account, car allowance, sign-on bonus, etc. 

Our 16 year old son has been working for a year now to pay for his truck.
He's learning how to sand and do body work and how the engine and transmission go together. My parents didn't buy cars for my siblings and I either. I had a 20+ year old beater car until I could afford to move up to a a newer one.

I see all the nice new cars parked in the high school parking lot every day. It's nice that so many disrespectful punk kids get handed something nicer to drive than what all the teachers drive. Oh, well. Honestly, I think most of them borrow Mommy or Daddy's car or are the child of a doctor who can afford to hand them everything.

Hopefully, my kids will take better care of their cars because they bought and built them on their own. You're not going to grow up to be responsible if you don't work hard for something and expect Mommy and Daddy to bail you out all the time.

Oh, my Dad lectured us on even allowing our child to have a vehicle because Dad didn't have one until after he had worked his way through college, lettered on the football team, got straight As, lettered on the baseball team, yadda yadda. He either walked or hitched a ride. Yeah, well, times were different back then, Daddy-O. LOL At least my kid has the opportunity to work and earn his own car.
IC - 30 hours week, $98K last year. So far this year - 28K. sm
Individual IC - own account(s).
Not me, owed last year, and expect to owe this year- sm
or break even, had more expenses this year. Only owed $200 but still don't want to owe at all. Need to start doing estimated tax payments again so I don't owe! Guess I will get off my butt and do that this year.
I understand when the kids are grown, so I started over!
My youngest was turning 17 when I got pregnant with another. I guess it is called empty nest syndrome. I'm now 48 and raising a 7 year old beautiful little girl and I remember when my oldest children were growing up I'd think it was never going to end. Now I wake up every day thinking she is growing up too fast! I sure appreciate her more, now that I've seen how fast they will be gone!
Absolutely, any parent who does less is negligent! Glad my kids are grown, my baby will be 18 in Ju
come on.. you cannot compare a 2-year-old and a 15-year-old
46/F I have a 9-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy.
Got $$$$ back last year but this year
I have to pay them, sold a property I never lived in but I had enough sense to set aside $45,000 so just waiting on them to send me my WT2s so I can get started.
Adeko Wedding Company - Wedding Gifts and much more

Check out Adeko Wedding Company at www.adekoweddingco.com.  I am an MT full-time but I also own a wedding company.  Visit us online today.  I have a lot of great gift ideas that some people don't even think of.  Check out the gifts page on my website.  I am sure you can find something your friend will enjoy.

You can send me an e-mail if you have any questions or give us a call.  All contact information is on the website.  We have everything but the Groom!  www.adekoweddingco.com

Ask me next year. sm
I quit as an IC telecommunting for a hospital where I was making $35,000 a year, and started for a national as an employee in April. So far, only made $4600 with them. Big OUCH! But just getting the hang of expanders and the 4 accounts I have.

Can't wait to see my end of year :(
less and less every year - sm
Used to be about $35,000, now is about $30,000
Can RAM die? I put in more RAM last year so I should have 768 -- but it says 256 now- sm
anyone have any ideas?  I am positive after I put in the new card back in early 02/2005 it read 756. So if anyone had any insight or suggestions I'd appreciate it.....might explain why my computer has been a bit slow lately...we have also had a lot of power surges/outages lately, but I do have battery back up now (after it wiped my work out 2 x), maybe it got fried from that?  TIA.
About a year now. Don't like it. NM
3 year old
I am very glad you have a happy ending. A friend of mine, who is an MT, had the same thing happen to her with a tragic ending. Her son had drowned in a pond on their property. He was also 3 years old. They just don't realize the danger.

Make sure he removes his make up before he goes to sleep, LOL.
Big S does. For one year.
I am actually thinking of dictating the information into a microcassette and then hiring a typist to type it out for me.

I believe I put it in Autocorrect as -yo and then expended to -year-old and it finally worked.
I kept a log my first year but never again. NM
When you save -year-old in your autotext check the formatted text box NOT the plain text. This should work.
I did it one year...sm
I lived in PA and was losing about $300 a week because of being out of work.  It wasn't really worth it because they only gave me $20 a week to make up for it.  I did it over the internet, so paperwork wasn't a factor, but keeping up with the check-in dates got to be a pain for so little money.  Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like there is much help for us during the slow time.  Unemployement isn't just for the totally unemployed.  If you are losing work due to things beyond your control, that still counts.  Hope this helps!
Well, I did get a cat the next year...
so Dorothy was treated to those three cans of cat food! However, she didn't like 'em.
Maybe next year
she can blind carbon copy everyone and nobody will be the wiser.
Anyone else with an 18-year-old
My son is pulling the "greater than thou" attitude.  I don't know if this is his way of getting me to kick him out of the house or what.  He is to start college next year and we had told him he could stay here to save on rent, but I don't think it is going to work out.  Also, what obligation do we, as parents, have as far as assisting in college payment?
> 1st of the year I think she said. nm
My ten year old said to me the other day, sm
Mom, you look like a Saint.  I said, "a Saint"?  He said, "ya a Saint Bernard" 
So much for the new year being better than the last.

Life could be a lot worse, right?  I know, but I still have no work even at a different job.  I still have no money.  My bills are still behind because my jobs have just snowballed in the past three months.  Home life is the same old, same old.  Can't get the kids to pitch in without complaining.  Still can't get them up in the morning despite moving their bedtimes back.  Can't get the husband to cut back on the budget.  His job has been really slow since Thanksgiving, too.  Christmas was the same old thing.  I wound up returning my Christmas presents again this year.  Nobody gives refunds even with gift receipts so I get to use the gift cards to buy groceries.  I don't know why I thought the new year would be any different.  It's so darn depressing.  What's the point of trying so hard when nothing ever changes?

What year?
$700-$800 F/T, although 3-year-old
is constant interruption. Not her fault, of course. She is going to the sitter's starting next week. I have seen how much of a difference it makes when she is not around.
It's a man's year this year!
They are unstoppable. It's too early to call for me, but my best friend thinks it's going to be Elliott. He is good. Beautiful voice.
I was going to do this last year
but figuared my then 3 year old would just splash my laptop.  It would be nice to have one but I don't think I would get much work done with my son.  He is an only child and wants to be played with a lot of the time
One 3-year-old and trying for my second!!

I have only been doing this for a year..

and I am fully aware of all of the above, except the (GERD). Like the others said though, that is just probably how the account wants it done. My account wants the 2 spaces after each period though, so that is how I do it.

I personally would not worry about what other people are doing. If they are not doing their jobs right, that will be their problem. By correcting the above though, you only benefit yourself.

I would suggest entering some of those in your expander. I have bid put in to expand out to b.i.d. The same goes for q4h, expands out to q.4 h. Once you enter all those in, you won't have to worry about doing it wrong anymore. It will correct them for you. It doesn't get any easier than that. Good luck!

Why don't you come on over and see for yourself. I have a 2 and 4 year old
boys who are the most well-behaved children you've probably ever met. Yes ma'am, no sir, etc.

This one will really get your panties all in a bunch! I actually started pre-k at home with my 4 year old AND transcribing. How's that one for a kicker?

I plan on homeschooling both of my children.

They are very well adjusted. I worked a split shift and do most of my typing at night when they go to bed.

By the way, I used to be in daycare. That was my first career. I wouldn't be so quick to think that those kids are getting any more attention than they are at home. Trust me, most centers have a ratio of 10:1 and even more! I can promise you this: It's natural for a child to be with their mothers and not strangers from infancy all the way through adolescence. They WANT to be home with their mommy's and in some cases daddy's too, even if their mom's are working while they are home. It's a great sense of security that our precious children have knowing that their parents are not going to leave them all day with some stranger. How do I know this? Because I worked at a center before becoming an MT. Those kids would cry, some infants would cry all day long. Doesn't that tear at your heartstrings?

Please don't feel sorry for the children who are home with their moms or dads while they work from home regardless of what they do. I have met more well-adjusted children whose parents work from home than from working parents who choose to work out of the home, which I don't condemn. I just preferred to be the primary caretaker in my children's lives.
She is a four year old. That's all.
Her *lack of concentration* is most likely associated with family upheaval than ADHD or anything else. Weak hands? What does that mean exactly?

Take a hug and then give one to your daughter - she is going to be fine. I guess if she needs to be in preschool (which is another subject altogether - I'm a keep them at home until school actually starts kind of person) find a teacher with a little more time to spend on the child's individuality instead of one who tries to cram all the square pegs into round holes.
No. I have SBC DSL. This is my 2nd year to
that is all I pay, period.

Last year PT, this year FT
Last year, I worked on average 5 hours a day, brought in about $60K. This year, I am trying to work more FT hoping for $85k (I am VERY fortunate, I have wonderful accounts)
not this year but...
A past MTSO that i worked for sent a very thoughtful gift, homemade, not expensive, but one of the most thoughtful and useful i have received.  She made a full sheet of address labels with my address on them but with a logo of a computer typing on itself.  Very cute and appreciated.