PS:304 – Really? That’s 2 months?

How is it that here we are with nearly 2 months out of the year already?! I wish it was something more exciting to show for it thus far but really, it’s another month of exhaustion, stress, and a 2.5 year old who believes everything is hers! (Okay okay.. it is! But don’t tell her!)

Got the last of the my tax forms I think, still find it funny that some companies do give me a 1099, others don’t. Varies on the companies, but since being a LLC I get fewer, that’s nice, but I’d like to have taxes done and sorted by mid-march, likely going to have to do quarterly starting this year possibly, don’t want to. But should.

If I trusted an accountant, I’d go that route, but I can’t say any other businesses in town that have given me great confidence in an accountant, but maybe it’s the year to look into it and maybe even find someone outside of town who’s familiar with my industry who can really help chisel out a better plan.

Just moved this site to a new server for blogging, this is going to be my private one for assorted blogging projects, so a few more to move over and start some serious dev on over the next 3 months as that’s my personally slated deadline as some of these I want to draw some passive income if possible!

I got my comment from my mystery commenter who I have a rough idea who it is, but let’s not call out a loyal reader 🙂 but exercise is in my plan for the next 3 months too! So much to do, so little time though! You try running after a small girl who thinks its funny to run down the halls at target screaming 🙂 (sorry if anyone of you hear that, she’s excited!)

For now, off to get some more things going! Night all!

PS:21 – What can I do?

I know I’m all over the map lately. It’s my life currently. I’m at that spot where I’m waiting to see what this job offer brings. Why? Maybe it’s time to mix things up a bit more than just being the “company owner”.

July 2014 I did get a new title added to my business card: Dad. Big upgrade, huge list of responsibilities, and a cute little girl who does like laughing at my jokes.  But since then I’ve picked up bigger jobs, more work, more responsibility. Talk about stress.

I’ve looked at starting a website, I’ve tried expanding my product lines, I am upping my game, but sadly a lot of it falls flat. I started a ministry website before she was born, really looking to write and share my faith more online. The last post was April 2015. Not too active for over a year.

I want to be a good dad. My dad wasn’t the steady job guy for quite a long time. As a kid he was sick a lot, he did things like rebuilt cars, handyman work. He did get a 9-to-5 job, till he got hurt on the job, but my dad did his best to take care of us all – and that’s what I’m trying to do too.

I’ve been told “Chuck why don’t you do something else?” maybe this job is it. Sure same field, but dedicated pay, insurance, I could simplify my taxes! The lack of my own business I could turn things down, no LLC taxes, no long-form tax returns, simple.

The thing is I do love doing what I do. This past week has been insanely stressful, but at the end of the day, I’ve gotten some amazing responses from my client base. More of a club it feels like than a business sometimes, but imagine how much the stress goes down when you read:

Huzzah! Thank you for your heroic efforts.

Thanks, as always, for all that you do for us!

Everything looks perfect on our site. Praise the Lord!

Thanks Chuck for all you are doing!

Sure I had some customers not as happy, but in the end not a single customer left, and the lights continue to be up and online 95 hrs, 11 mins at the current check of remote monitoring.

It’s not all about the praise. I mean it doesn’t hurt 🙂 but at the end of the day I love working for these people. Sure it may not be $300 a month clients or billing them each for support @ $65/hour – but it’s a blessing to get a check from someone saying “Thanks for your help”. It’s nice to know your work is appreciated.

But I’m thinking more and more like a dad. So much coming up in life, so much I want to have Lilly do. Some tough choices to make do I stay or do I go.

Some things to definitely pray about.

PS:18 – The Bad Guy.

I’ve always known my kids would see me as the bad guy. I know they’d also see me as the fun guy, but I see Lilly even right now as I write this looking at me upset because every time she sits up I say “Lay Down” not yelling, not mean, but firm. She does it.

My dad if I focus on only correcting and directing I’d say he was the bad guy too. My mom may agree dad did the bad guy duties, but at the end of the day even my dad as the mean/bad guy – I knew he loved me. He’d even reassure me “I love you” as he corrected.

I look at my dad now even in his communication with me he always tells me as I go “I love ya son!” and that’s what I hope to replicate with Lilly. She may be a girl; she may become the Mommy’s Little Girl and get all girly. But at the end of the day, I want her to know – Dad loves her. Even if he’s correcting, or not pushing fun. He loves her.

 

RCB 1.0 – Happy Birthday!

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In our family there are 3 versions of RCB or Ron Brown – My Dad, My Brother, and My Nephew – well Today celebrates my dad’s birthday! He’s now off partying at the beach, and while I wish I could have been there, growth of work/jobs has kept me tied up – but Happy Birthday Dad!

Here we are from the olden days, back when we both had more red hair 🙂 I was trying to find a old old old old newspaper picture of us, but I’ll have to have my mom help me find it, but none the less, happy birthday dad! Love you!