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It’s been a while, eh?

Yikes.  Really a long while.  Sorry ’bout that.  I graduated from tech school and never found a full-time tech job, so I really didn’t have much to write about.  At least nothing vet-tech related.  Working two shifts a month as a tech doesn’t give a person much to blog about.

Now, however, good-looking weatherman and I have moved to a new state and I finally have a job as a full-time tech.  Good-looking weatherman also has a shiny, new job.  His job is the reason we moved.  So we’ve spent the last six weeks or so unpacking, finding our way around town, checking out the new places to eat, and adjusting to our new jobs.  I must say, I really, really enjoy working as a tech.  On my days off, I’m kind of disappointed that I don’t get to go to work.

New Header Image

What do you think of the new header image? Do you like it? Does it look good? Any suggestions? Questions? Comments? Concerns? (Do you think I used enough question marks in this post?)

Technical Difficulties

As you’ve probably noticed, I changed my theme and have made a few other changes.  You’ve probably also noticed that my header is a big, black box.  And rather boring to look at.  I’m trying to fix that, but WordPress isn’t loading my images right, so it may not get fixed not.  If I can’t get it fixed tonight, I’ll try again tomorrow (no promises though – I have three finals).  Just thought I’d let you know why I now have a black box for my header.


Update: Everything seems to be back to normal.  You may now return to your regularly scheduled reading.

Trying Out A New Look

I’ve been playing around with my blog design tonight.  I like this theme better.  I especially like the customizable header part – I’ve been playing with it for the last half-an-hour or so.  The header still isn’t quite what I’m going for, but it’ll work for now.  The sleeping Collie is pretty adorable.

More about this blog

When I started this blog, I had a certain idea of what I wanted it to be like and what sorts of articles I wanted to write.  I had both specific article ideas and a general “theme” idea.  Neither of those things are getting done like I wanted them to.  I’m the sort of person If I think something isn’t going to turn out well, I tend to not do it at all instead of giving it my best effort anyway, which is why I’ve written so little on this blog.  I was thinking about this the other day and decided that instead of waiting to write on my blog until I can put as much work in to each article as I want to, I should just start writing.  In my mind, having a blog with something written on it, even if the writing isn’t super-high quality is better than a blog that has nothing written on it because the blog writer hasn’t been able to write that perfect article yet.  A blog without posts isn’t much of a blog now, is it?

I want this blog to give a glimpse into the life of a vet tech student (and later a vet tech), a kennel manager, a young married gal trying to live frugally and climb out of debt.  So I’ve decided I’m going to write more about what’s going on.  If I have time to write some articles on frugality or personal finance or on boarding your dog, I will.  If not, you’ll at least still have a glimpse into this life of mine.  And if there’s something you’d like to know about working at a kennel, living frugally while in school, being in tech school, let me know!  I love sharing what I know with other people.

Stay tuned and a few pictures of The Collie

Stay tuned.  I have some posts planned and have been editing some pictures to upload.  I’ve been sick this week, so between work and school, I haven’t been doing a whole lot else.  I have the next two days off, though, and I’m hoping to get at least a little bit of time to work on this blog.  Until then, here are a couple pictures of The Collie.  Enjoy!





The Collie keeps a close watch for any crumbs that may fall to the floor.





A close-up of The Collie’s left ear. Her right ear stands straight up (as you can see in the above picture).

What is a “Frugal Vet Tech (Student)”?

I’m a non-traditional veterinary technician student. Most of my classmates are just out of high school. I’m not. Some of them are just getting engaged and have most things paid for by their parents. I’m married, have been for four years, and we are paying for (most) everything on our own. We make enough money to pay our bills and even have a little fun, but we’re not swimming in money. I’m forever looking for ways to spend less while still having fun and without eating ramen noodles five days a week. Husband and I both have student loan debt and credit cards that we’re working hard at paying off. I work as the manager of a boarding kennel and Husband is a meteorologist (weather man – and no you won’t see him on TV). We have no children as of yet. We have a Collie and some fish and will someday have lots more critters.

So that’s what a “Frugal Vet Tech (Student)” is (or at least what this one is). What does a person like me write about? Here’s what I’m planning to focus the majority of my posts on:

1. Being a vet tech student. Stories about class, assignments, homework, classmates, and what I’m learning in school. When I’m done with school (sometime in 2009), I’ll add stories related to working as a tech.

2. Being a kennel manager. Working in the pet industry means there’s never a lack of interesting stories to tell.

3. Being frugal. Husband and I are on a mission to pay down our debt, yet still have fun in the process.

4. Living life. Anything else related to life.

Sound fun? It’s not always fun, but it’s usually never boring. Just watch – you’ll see!