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Day 39- Interview Day

May 29th, 2013 at 12:05 am

Today is the interview for the Child Advocacy position. I have reviewed the material to reinforce my ability to have an appropriate discussion during the interview. I am confident as of this moment.

I have 2 interview outfits ready and my checklist to check off before leaving for the interview. If something happens to outfit number 1, I have back up. I will have extra copies of my resume. It has been retooled. I have rechecked with my references.

And I have prayed. I want this position. I also want the most appropriate person in this position. The outcome of the work that this agency accomplishes is too important.

I'll update when I know more.

Day 38-

May 28th, 2013 at 08:56 am

It seems my post from before my vacation was eaten. Sigh....

Feeling a bit discouraged at this time. I just have to keep plugging away. I do have another interview tomorrow. It is with a CAC- Child Advocacy Center. This one is just about to start. I am excited that I can be part of a center that actually works to make a difference in the world. We will see how the interview goes and I will work on an update.

During my vacation, spending was disorganized. Definitely need to address that. This weekend is Flea Market weekend and I have new merchandise. I plan to track the new inventory and see just what kind of profit I make from the trip.

Day 18- trying this post again

May 9th, 2013 at 10:41 pm

I have typed this post three times yesterdayand it gets eaten every time.

May progress:

I have the funds to cover downspout repairs. Housecleaning job increased and I received $60 instead of $25. Win!

I am drinking more tea instead of soda. Win.

Bathroom leak- No real progress. I am still looking for someone trustworthy to do the work. I have done more research and am gaining convidence in my ability to re-plumb area.

Looking more professional every day?? ehhh not so good.

Yard detailed- Tomorrow, I need to mow front, side and clean carport/porch. The rest will have to wait until I return. I have volunteer duty at 2pm and work at 5 pm.

Fleamarket was a bust. made less than $50. Rained out mostly. I did buy a new phone charger- $1 and it was brand name. Just blessed I guess. I bought 3 10 lb bags of Dominoe sugar for $4 a bag- that is less than .50 lb. It should cover me all summer for tea and koolaid. I have more than enough tea and koolaid mix to see me through the summer. No excuses for buying soda.

I did buy 2 long handled dust pans for $1 each today at $ Tree. The woman I clean house for has been wanting one and since she tips so well, I figure it is the least I can do. She also purchased me a pair of fancy rain/ garden boots. They are out of my budget ($26) and a little birdy told her I wanted them. You can be sure that house was spotless when I left. I even did all the laundry while I was cleaning, which is not requested but welcomed.

I received a total of 9 smallish ( medium?) sized boxes of cereal from work. They had expired and everyone had taken all they wanted. I know what is for breakfast the next few weeks after I return.

I often speak with my customers especially if I see them in scrubs or anything that suggest medical field. I sometimes get a tip on a job lead. Well, today I got a little tip and we shall see where it goes.


May 9th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I have retyped and posted this three times, what's up

Day 11- May Goals

May 3rd, 2013 at 12:50 pm


1) stop gap repair bathroom leak- will have to enlist help as I am afraid to go under house.

2) Put professional pretty on daily. First impressions are important and I have run into possible employers looking less than my best.

3) yard detailed- detailed list to follow soon- I have put in a call to the city to repair culvert on right of way. ( saves me time and money if I can get the city to fix this. It floods my driveway and carport.)

4)Drink less soda and more water ( plain and flavored)

5) THE BIG ONE- repair missing downspouts on gutters. - I priced the pieces needed at Home Depot. The estimated cost is $35. I am budgeting $50. (you know how it goes once you atart a project.) I will cash in all the cans I have on hand. That might net $10. I am doing a small cleaning job for someone on Monday. That will net $25. I need to raise an additional $15.

I am working the fleamarket with my sister this weekend. We are redoing the booth in order to declutter and bring in more business. I will designate some items that need to go. Whatever I get out of those will be put toward the downspout repairs. I only make $200 on a REALLY good weekend, so this will be a challenge to dispose of $15 worth of totally unwanted items. This weeknd will hopefully be ok, so you never know. Gotta put on the creative hat.