Thursday, February 23, 2006
Hot dogs! Getch-ya Hot Dogs Here!
Geo is thinking of buying a hot dog concession cart ... again!
That's right, the idea from last summer never died.
Now that we have a big truck with a hitch, it seems the hot dog thing has reared its head once again. I personally thought of it again, too.
We can probably afford a decent cart now. I have already figured the financials and the business management end. It could feasibly work out in two years time. He can stay at the mill, buy a cart or trailer and keep it in storage, pay down our bills (which calculated will take about the two years), and then take the cart out of storage and start his own business.
We'd even put the Dinks in a hot dog costume with a cute little shirt that says "My daddy says Bite Me" and have her dance for the patrons. Heck, her tips alone would be her college fund.
Here's the rub:
Geo has a really good job at the steel mill.
Okay, the hours suck and he comes home looking like a dirt merchant and he's complaining of headaches and other bodily aches and he's miserable, etc etc etc. But the paychecks are decent. For once, he's actually getting good pay for working like a dog.
And he has pretty good bennies to boot.
So, do we buy the cart and keep it garaged until such time?
Or, does Geo work away in a job that, though the pay is good, he truly hates?
And can Geo hold out for two years? Don't forget, my loving booboochicken is highly impatient.
What to do, what to do ...
(please note: the photo is purely for illustrative use only. We would buy something a bit newer and a lot cleaner.)