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Side Job - My Husband's

November 5th, 2014 at 03:08 am

My husband is a children's portrait photographer on the side, and he took the school photos for F's school this year. Orders are due this Friday, and I'm sure we'll get more, but at the moment, he's making over $2,000! (It's a small school, so I didn't expect that much).

Totally great, although he's stressing about it a little bit because he still needs to get the class photos uploaded.

I offered to help by putting all of the orders/amounts into a spreadsheet (which is how I know how much he's making) and then entering the orders into the photo processing website. I also pull the orders out of the envelope at the front desk each day so it doesn't get too full.

Now, technically this is his money, so I just asked him what he wants to do with the money. He said he's putting some into the new computer fund that he keeps in his business, and then keeping 50 quid for himself (he did actually say "quid" because I think that's still how he thinks of money even though he's lived in the US for ten years now) and the rest we can use toward the mortgage.

The best part about the school photos is the overwhelmingly positive reaction from all the parents. They were so unhappy with the photographer we used to have (the photos were cheesy and he was frankly sort of strange - the kids didn't like him). My husband does natural poses, outside, with greenery as the backdrop (there's a perfect tree on the campus). Everyone has been coming up to me saying they love the photos; I've been passing on the comments to him.

5 Responses to “Side Job - My Husband's”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Awesome!! It is stressful, but it sounds like parents are thrilled. I'm reading a book that takes place in Britain, and it references quid, otherwise I might have no clue what you were talking about. Wink

  2. Buendia Says:

    That's funny! He says quid and chuffed and flog and dodgy and all sorts of other funny things!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm sure we are quite amusing here with our slang, too. Smile

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    LOL, NT posted a BBC article about Southern American slang today, and some other friends and I were posting our favorite colorful sayings. He was posting back with Devonshire (UK) slang. It is really fun to learn about each other's figures of speech.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is so cool that your husband is getting compliments on his photos - at my last school we had some ... interesting photographers to say the least.

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