06 Dec A Tradie Christmas Tale
‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year…’ isn’t that what they say?
Every year for us though, it doesn’t feel that way. Craig is always totally burnt out and usually has an array of work that needs completing before Christmas, it seems a distant memory that there are usually a couple of quiet months before this rush. Feast or famine in this industry sometimes!
Then you also need to make sure you get enough money behind you to take you through the Christmas break because even if you wanted to keep working through, majority of the suppliers all shut their doors well into the new year.
This afternoon we went to get our Christmas tree and as I was standing holding the gigantic thing while Craig went to get the car to load it on to, a tradie walked by and told me that he has almost forgotten that it was Christmas because he hadn’t even had the time to think about it! Is this sounding familiar? It’s nice to know that we are all in the same boat.
In this mad rush in the lead up to the big day, life becomes a bit of a blur – aside from that you are also contending with the Aussie summer heat – 30-40 degree days don’t make things any easier! Then Christmas comes in the blink of an eye and if you’re lucky you might feel like you can finally take a breath.
So my question to you is…how do you survive the silly season? I’d love to hear if you’ve mastered any procedures that make this time of the year a little more relaxed?