Today has started as a quiet day. And quiet days are nice to sit and think about what you are doing with your life and figuring out if you are going down the right path or not. This morning seemed a bit tough to understand if Elizabeth and I were making the right decisions with out futures. Things seem so skewed on what is right and wrong anymore. What is the right choice? Is it as subjective as we think? Perhaps but I'm not really going to go into existential thoughts here.
Merely what I am doing is rambling in hopes that maybe I can come to a clear though as to where I am at, and maybe inspire a few people who are in the same situation.
After eating breakfast this morning and sending off Elizabeth to work, I sat for a while trying to figure out what all has happened lately. Elizabeth has been hired for a job she wanted; I've been working at the Lowes Distribution Center and a bunch of other things of course. We are slowly seeing closure on our circumstances and seeing some light at the end of the tunnel as we decide what exactly we need to do to have a better and more stable future.
I painted this morning too. Something I love to do, but always seem too drained on inspiration to do. I painted a nice mountain scenery though not the greatest. You can find a posting of that on My wife and I's Instagram AdventureKerrs. It made me think about the path that people take to find the beauty of their lives. Going up and down catching small and slow glimpses of the future ahead of them. Weathering storms and hot days all in a journey to self discovery. Finding this higher calling, higher meaning to what seems like such a dreadful life. So we digress but slowly progress in our journey. We've gone through many of deserts and storms but I think it's been refining us.
Forcing us to grow into something more than we were, especially in the scope of being the best parents we could be for Oliver.
But this is where I will leave off on this post. Perhaps I'll elaborate more on this in a later post as I always do. Just trying to keep everyone up to date and give a small glimpse on what goes on in my mind and my life with my family.
-The Undercover Dad
Life has been going and going and going with things changing fast leaving me a little curious how to move forward with the blog. I am really trying hard to keep writing as much as I can, but I always seem to have about two hours at the end of my days to actually spend time with my family before I have to sleep for the next early morning at my current job.
And I'm not particularly complaining about the job that I have or being a little bit tired as I am in real need of income right now. But moving on from that I just want to give some personal updates to all of ya.
As I had said before I did find a good job. I'm currently working at the Lowe's Distribution Center in Statesville (currently the second largest? distro for Lowe's) where I am a receiving clerk. Basically I unpack trucks onto pallets and send them off to either sit on a shelf or go directly to a store. Mind numbing work for four days a week. It doesn't pay a lot but it is work.
We have been working to get Elizabeth a job, we are fairly certain she has one as we are just waiting on a phone call back to verify. Though she has been working with my mother to make sure we are able to get all of the products at Handmakerr up on the web. It's a pretty tedious process as we are inventorying again all the items we have to get a better sku system down.
Needless to say we have been busy. We are working hard to get back out on our own but it has been a difficult path. Long story short, we became victims of wage theft for thousands of dollars. We had to cut our lease and leave Tennessee and it has been a struggle so far.
If you have visited the site a lot, you will have noticed a donate button. You can donate money if you would like to help support us and the site. A lot of the money will be used to help make sure we can get our finances to a point where we can get into our own place again so we can function as a family with Oliver. Sadly we will not be able to afford the birthday party we were hoping for Oliver. But that's okay. We will do the best that we can.
Hope this helps answer some of the questions people have about the changes on the site as well as what is going on with us. I am hoping to be able to get some more in depth content posts for you all.
-The Undercover Dad
I've been slacking a little bit lately, I know. I got busy, but that is besides the point here haha... We have made some updates to the site!
You may have noticed when you came to the site to browse through content that we are hoping to collect your email address so we can keep you updated with new content we are publishing here as well as new deals and stuff.
Occasionally we like to be able to share some pictures with you that we post on our instagram page @AdventureKerrs on there. We post some fun stuff. Sometimes looking back on the last few years or even sharing the sunrise/sunset with you that we experience and see everyday.
But overall, we just made some small changes. We are doing Amazon Affliates too, and you might have noticed that on our content. It doesn't cost you anything, but if you want to support us you can click on any of the banners or ads on our page. We make a little money from them with helps us write better content and write more often because you know, not so many long hours working unpacking trucks (this is another post).
Anywhoodles, we just wanted to say hello and that we will be bring more content soon. Just trying to get moved out of the place we are in currently and into our new situation. Hopefully once these things pass, I will have more time to generate some good content for you all. For now, just expect some silly posts. Pictures maybe. Who knows. :D
-The Undercover Dad
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