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Day 44-

June 3rd, 2013 at 05:47 pm

I don't think I did well during the interview. I rambled (kiss of death) That being said, I hope they find someone amazing to fill the position. The work child advocacy agencies do is very important and I sincerely wish them the best.

I did well at the Flea Market this weekend. I was surprised I sold as many of the Kerosene lamp chimneys as I did. I was thrilled. I bought a case of 24 and have sold 6. I paid $4 for a case and I am selling them at $3 each or two for $5. I maid a profit off the first sale of 2. I sold a great deal of the merchandise I picked up on vacation. I am definitely looking forward to a return trip to buy even more merchandise.

Next trip I will be more organized with my funds. I spent the money I set aside for repairing the gutters. I decided to start all over raising the money. I love a challenge.

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

Day7- Decent Windfalls

April 29th, 2013 at 08:36 am

With the trip 2 weeks away, I received a windfall of $100. I was told to buy some new clothes for the trip. I am trying hard to round up some good clothes and use the $100 for other expenses. I could use it to buy more sellable merchandise on the trip and double or ( prayer) triple the money for bills.

One of my customers came in Saturday night and purchased 19 ballons to be filled and picked up the next day for her grandchild's birthday party on Sunday. She mentioned she "throws" the Sunday paper for extra money. I asked if she had extra coupon inserts. She said she would check. Sunday Morning sh brought me 3 full papers. There were three coupn inserts in each and I found some bargains.

The best part was a new job to apply for in my field. It was advertised in the free to me paper. SCORE!

Rain Saturday and Sunday kaboshed mowing. I also traded one of my Weekdays for a Sunday morning shift. I knew it was going to rain Sunday and My other weekday could hopefully be spent mowing. I was asked if I would be willing to work The same day I traded if the reginional director approved more hours in prep for inventory. Of course I said YES. Hey, mowing the grass doesn't pay the bills. I can always play catch up during my off time.

Day 3- Found One Excuse

April 25th, 2013 at 02:24 pm

Tomorrow is my off day. I plan to finish the yard. It will be stop and go all day as I am too out of shape to finish it all at once. I also plan to wash work uniforms and clean off the carport ( very messy.) For those who do not know ( that would be all of you), I wash my clothes by hand because I don't own a washer and the local laundry mat is nasty right down to the machines. Ok, the place is pretty clean but the water going into the machines looks like it has been filtered with a window screen for big crap and then refed into the washers. ewwwe. I do plan in the future to haul some of my laundry to my sister's house but sh is funny and it takes a fair bit of gas to just hop on over there.

Saturday I don't work until 4pm, so I plan to work on cleaning out the car and start detailing it myself. I am determined to dig out of my messy habits. starting outside and working my way in.

At least I know why I have felt like crap for the last week and I half. Sinus infection. It tends to sneek up on me and I have been lazy as of late so I missed the clues. My teeth hurt because of the pressure ( I hope.)

I almost missed my volunteer banquet today but plodded on because I know how few volunteers there are and how hard our leader works. She would have been disappointed. We had a BIG lunch and I am quite full. I wasted gas coming home and sleeping until time to get up, blog and get ready for MW work time. I felt I should work on the yard but the rest won out. I did save a little as my plan was to shop the thrift store if the sitting assignment did not work out, It fell through so I slept.

Day 2-

April 24th, 2013 at 04:47 am

Today is busy. I have Volunteer hours this morning, a 5 hour shift at my MW job ( remember to bring home hot dog buns as I have some hotdogs in fridge that need using up) and then chores at home.

I was terribly naughty last night. I ordered a pizza when I had perfectly good food. I was craving something tasty and filling. I just caved. NO MORE! I have to "act my wage."

A plus was that I was able to purchase some damges at work this week. 3 boxes poptarts, 1 bag really good cereal, box of Nekkos and a box of cheese crackers. Not good food but stretchy food and all for $1.64. Sad how exciting that is to me.

Today, I will work on mowing the yard. I discovered yesterday that I am woefully out of shape and only had the stamina to complete the right of way. This evening after work, my goal is to at least complete the front yard and possibly the side yard before dark.

Seeing as how Thursday is filled by AM volunteering, Volunteer banquet/luncheon and a 5 hour MW shift. I don't think I will be able to squeeze in mowing. I should be able to finish Friday as I am off. I don't work again until Saturday evening.

I should have 35 hrs and If I am lucky I can sqeeze in few more hours. 40 hr weeks are unheard of now due to Obama Care. I am looking at a second MW job at a local clothing outlet after vacation. ( clarification:My father is sooo excited to have me finally go with the family, that he is covering all expenses except any purchases I make at the 4 days of yardsales.

FYI, I have a push mower. I also have a very full pantry, a cluttered house, more home repairs than I shake a stick at and a tremendous load on my shoulders financially that I cannot share at this time.