A quick post as a little news to share with you - I got my second raise in four months yesterday! Due to my hard work the owners recognized the fact that I have gone above and beyond my role and payscale and I have gotten a $2 raise! I got a $1 raise last month after my three months probation so this was totally unexpected - $2 per hour over the $1 from last month! So I am planning on putting away this money each month into our travel fund - Yippee! Two of my step-kids fly in tomorrow so things are busy for a few days but I just wanted to share - and check out this youtube video on hard work - even if you hate rodents you have to give him props for persistence!