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A Change Of Fortunes

Hello my loyal subjects, tis me, your wayward queen back for some startling news updates.

So in a nutshell I don’t do people.  I am agoraphobic (and yes I know most of you know), and Have severe PTSD and Battered spouse syndrome (and again I know most of you know.

I got extremely depressed about the house maybe being taken and went way into my head for a bit.  I find interesting things there sometimes and I found me a doozy this time.  I can work with animals, actually went to school for it.  Animal Sciences for the win.

Just for shits and giggles I applied for a job at a pig farm that was not supposed to start till December as support staff.  So I got an email back asking if I was aware of that and said yes and asked how many people worked there and when I was told I was shocked at the amount of people and was about to politely nope out when she says how would you feel about running a swine farm elsewhere.  I asked if anyone else worked there and they said nope, nuh uh, it would just be me till the barn was full then I could hire someone or they would provide someone my choice according to my contract.

I know a lot about Swine.  Swine helped pay for my house actually.  There are a lot of new diseases than there were in the 80’s and 90’s but it is basically same shit different day.  So I said I would interview.  I took a Lot of anti-anxiety medication for that interview.

I was genuinely pleased to meet to of the nicest people you could just randomly meet.  I gave them the rundown of what I know about pigs, about dealing with the government, about rules and regulations and I thought it went well.  Then they asked if I wanted to see the farm and of course I did so we went.  45 minutes from my house to here.  they had weaners in the barn already so somebody was having to make two trips a day to check on them.  I thought the interview went well, I was a little concerned because everything in the barn was built for tall people and I’m 4’11.  I need a stick to reach some of the light switches.  Plus I’m sure the thought of how I was going to move a 200kg downer crossed their minds.  I’m brilliant that is how.

It was between me and another guy and I assumed they would go with the guy just because more muscle and he was way taller than me.

I have to tell you, I cried when they called and told me they would love to offer me the position.  I could not say yes fast enough.  Oh and the job comes with a house.  An enormous house.  so I just walk outside to my work every day.

Got everything moved finally, got a bin for the garbage and for the roofing shingles that are coming off next week so the roof can be done, then I am renovating the house I own and selling it to pay my back taxes and  investing the rest.

the work is very physical and I am tired and sore and you have not lived until you have been hog bitten.  That really hurts.  I have also cut myself on a piece of metal inside a feeder and gotten more rips and tears in my skin than I care to count and it is all worth it.

Farming is in my blood and even when I hate it I love it.

Love and miss you all

RBMD peacing the fuck out

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13 Responses to A Change Of Fortunes

  1. Staceychris says:

    I am so thrilled you are doing so so much better!! I guess it’s true when the door closes, somewhere a window opens ♥ I couldn’t be happier for you.

    • reallybigmeandog says:

      thank you so much for such a nice comment

      • Skabootch says:

        I have followed you for years – starting with “Stabby” always read rare if ever comment. This was a huge change in fortunes for you and I am so happy things are going well. There is hope 🙂

  2. reallybigmeandog says:

    there actually is hope and I was a firm believer that there was none and that I just wanted this ride over as quickly as possible.

    • Skabootch says:

      I am at the “waiting for the ride to be over” stage. Kids are grown, husband has passed, no one bothers and I don’t drive and live fairly rural. I would say I am alive but not really living lol So I’m not in a particular hurry and hope would be a good thing to have 🙂

  3. Constance says:

    Congratulations!!! Very good news, and glad that things are on the upswing. A big house, and easy walk to work, and the ability to renovate and then pay off the other house and sell it. 2019 will be a happy year for you.

  4. Twister says:

    Kelly, I’m thrilled for you and your resilience! I’d rather work with swine than people any day! Are your doggies and son able to go with you?

  5. reallybigmeandog says:

    the dogs are of course here, my son stayed for school.

  6. Linda Brunetto says:

    Very good news! You just never know when a blessing is coming your way, all because you had the guts to make that phone call…. you took the first step and the blessings rolled in!

  7. TrulyUSA says:

    Excellent news, I’m happy that you found a job that will allow you to get caught up and enjoy your work as well! Things are going to get better now, I’m so happy for you!!!

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