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And the roller Coaster goes on!

September 21st, 2007 at 06:07 am

Well, My DH called me this morning (and woke up our DS2)to tell me the company he works for has been sold. Never a dull moment!
I have been figuring where we could economize ever since. He is at a big meeting to figure out what the next step is. He works for a large company and is at the most profitable branch so we are hopeful that there will be time that things just continue as they are but I am wondering if we should have bought the house or not. This is a pretty depressed area already and if they close that place it will become a ghost town!

Sale over

September 10th, 2007 at 01:24 pm

We had a rainy second day and a slow third day but we made a couple hundred and met our goal of getting a climbing wall for the swing set in the back. With our little one in a leg brace it is vital to her development so we were please to be able to purchase it. DS2 sold twizzlers for 10 cents apiece. He grossed $9.00 and i donated the twizzlers. He went to a discount store and bought dog food for the local shelter. I was really proud of him. Needless to say a lot of people gave him extra money to go to the cause. He learned something and it took some of the sting out of playgroup not making it cause of illness.
Today we finally were able to get the brace fixed. Now we have to find shoes. The only ones we have managed to find are tennis type shoes that cost 107.00 dollars. She of course needs special socks too at $15.00 each. Thank God the brace was covered under insurance! The shoes are special order and won't be here till next week. I don't think there is a frugal way to do this!

Garage Sale day

September 6th, 2007 at 02:50 pm

As in selling not buying. I like it better that way. This is my first sale in this house but my 3rd year in a row to have a sale. I had the driveway lined on either side to two car lengths and each side of a 1 1/2 car (set lengthwise) garage lined with stuff. The sale was from 8 to 4 Thursday through Saturday. I had someone buy the treadmill yesterday and sold alot of stuff today. I also had stuff ofr the church to sell. We are trying to buy Bibles for an afterschool program we run. WE need 30 and they sell for $ 15.00. So far I sold enough of their stuff to buy 2 and 9 people have pledged to buy one as well. We start the program on the 19th so we have time. I hope to sell most of the rest over the next two days. Tomorrow DS2 is going to turn entrepeneur. He is going to sell liquid refreshment. i haven't decided what yet but something. His play group is thinking of coming back and selling cookies too.