Rambling On… 08 November 2019

I’m a very proud mum.

Last week my daughter was signed off as a fully qualified mechanic and she finished her apprenticeship in less than 3 years. It usually takes 3-4 years to complete. All she needs now is the paperwork to go through which hopefully was finalised today, Friday.

It’s so difficult for a female to work in the motor industry as a lot of the time a woman isn’t taken seriously. There have been many times she’s called to tell me and my man that the customer would prefer to talk to one of the blokes in the shop rather than her. The last laugh is on them though since she’s the only fully qualified mechanic in the place.

The boss is a business salesman who has no idea what a thermostat is let alone a head gasket. The other guy who works with her is a brake technician and though he is able to work on an engine, he doesn’t know as much as my girl.

My son is also only a few weeks away from completing his advanced diploma of computer systems engineering. I used to go to my hubby when I had something wrong with my laptop, now I go to my son. It takes him only a few minutes to assess and fix the problem if there is one.

I’m also a proud, nervous wife.

My man had recently resigned from his job. Today was his last day.

His new endeavour is that he is going into business for himself. He’s going to be putting up new fences and replacing old rotting ones.

He’s also a little anxious to be changing positions but he’s always been a hard worker and isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. Everything he puts his mind to works out even if he’s a bit of a perfectionist. He suits me well since I like to do something properly the first time, too.

He has plans to expand his business within five years by training up other labourers and eventually step back from the physical aspects of the job. He will, of course, keep signing up business and delegating to his workers. Let’s hope everything goes to the way he wants it to.

My man has laid tiles in two of our homes and did it so well even a professional tiler didn’t know he was an amateur.

He also renovated the kitchen in our last house and in our current home, gutted the laundry and refitted that. He also built our huge pergola attached to the house and he did such a good job we had no trouble getting a council permit for it on completion.

He’s handy on the tools and pretty much anything he touches.

It’s going to be hard to have him away from home while he works long hours and travels greater distances for his training, but the sacrifice will all be worth it in the end.

We aren’t going into this blindly and have talked to lots of people.

We’ve found out there aren’t enough fencers in our region and so many people are being overlooked.

Although it’s scary to start a new venture, sometimes you just have to take the leap.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Stay safe, happy and healthy.

Love Becca Van. xxoo

What Have I Been Writing?

I’m still writing Slave Gold Dimensions book 3. I have to say the story is coming along nicely and I’m further ahead than I thought I’d be so early in the month.

Depending on how long the book will be I may get to write another story after all. We’ll see. Again, don’t hold me to that since I have no idea what else is going to be happening in my life.

Slick Rock 25:
          Love And Light

Available now on platforms like Amazon and Kobo.

Released October 1.

Slick Rock 24:
             Playing To Win

Available now on platforms like Amazon and Kobo.

Released September 4.

Pack Law 9:
     Reign Of Terror

Available to Pre-Order now on Siren BookStrand Website.

Release Date November 4

Slick Rock 26:
     To The Moon And Back

Available to Pre-Order now on Siren BookStrand Website.

Release Date October 18

What Have I Been Reading?

I’ve just finished reading Lexi Blake’s/ Sophie Oak’s Lost in Bliss, (Nights in Bliss, Colorado Book 4). I loved reading about Laura’s, Rafe’s and Cam’s struggles as they tried to figure out who the serial killer was.

There’s a lot of action, humour and steamy love scenes to satisfy everyone. If you haven’t read any of Ms. Blake’s books, I recommend you start with the first in the series of Nights in Bliss Colorado. You won’t be disappointed.

I will leave it there for now.
Enjoy your week ahead, until next week.


Becca Van XXOO

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