Saturday, September 20, 2008

We're Working For A Living

Saturday is a glorious day, you get to do things that you don't normally do during the week. This Saturday morning Thomas and Tom went to the dump and home depot to pick up a much needed rubber mallet for the floor installation. The girls and Matthew and I started in on moving the 2 cords of wood from our driveway to the pile we were building in the back yard. I love accomplishing big projects. Tom worked on the boys floor while the rest of the gang moved wood. Tom and I came up with what we thought was a genius idea of paying the children 5 cents per log moved. I pinned paper to their back and every log they moved to the wood got a tally mark on the paper. (think job-a-thon) We underestimated our gang. Those 2 worked tirelessly all day. We took a lunch break and a few little breaks for water during the day and finished the wood pile at 5:15p.m. Macie ended up earning $20.75 and Thomas earned $13.90. They hauled and hauled and hauled. We are so proud of their working spirit. Tom finished the floor around 9:00p.m. He seemed to be moving so much slower than at the beginning of the day. He says every part of his body aches. To that, Macie, Thomas and I say ditto. :) Anyway, here are a few photos of our working for a living day. Enjoy.






6 comments:

Janel said...

be careful...you can go broke especially if offered to all 5..haha...hey whatever gets the kids to help right?

Anonymous said...

The room looks great! What an improvement, especially the floor. You all better be careful we may have to stop calling you the 1/2 done family!!! Congrats to the kids. That's a ton of wood to move! They are good workers. All my love Auntie :)

DebLawson said...

Cool!
Good job Hay Family!!!!!

Jenna Lee said...

wow macie made a ton of money for herself! tell her i can't wait for her to treat me to lunch:) ha so the pictures on my wall....i buy a sheer thick ribbon that matches the room, pin it on the wall...and then with clothes hangers...you can paint those...pin up pictures on the ribbon! its cheap and fun!! well i hope you had fun at my house last night! i miss you guys! love jenna

CC said...

I'm super impressed! Your kids can do more work than anyone in my family can (including my husband and myself!)

Morgan Brinkerhoff said...

WOW! lots-a-work going on!