Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day

I spent the first few hours of Mother's Day sleeping in out of exhaustion, another few working and then I made an attempt at a nap. While I was working I managed to watch part of a movie that I got interested in but not interested in enough to fight the exhaustion that was calling me to lay down. When I woke up or rather gave up on getting to sleep "Mommy Dearest" was on. I've seen bits and pieces of it, the early years it covers bore me half to death.

So I decided to look at the weekly sales papers to see what the sales cycles looked like. The fact that I may or may not be able to go to the grocery store before the end of the sale is something that I tried not to think about. The sale actually didn't look that bad.

The fact that I did not have the money to purchase a news paper was only a minor inconvenience. I recently talked to someone that started a coupon group. I have not had the money to purchase a paper or the gas to go get it if I had the money. I also have not had the ink to print out coupons from the Internet. I at least intend to stop paying so much for things regardless of how much I may need them.

I attempted to go back to using coupons last summer but it did not work out exactly as I planned. I decided that I can give it one more try, the ultimate goal would be to get paid to shop like those people that are featured on Extreme Couponing I do not have as much time as they do in order to achieve that however. They do say to stick to one grocery store and one pharmacy in order to get the most effective use of the shopping methods. This is going to be fun to figure out all over again. I don't even remember how to use coupons anymore.

Well, that was Mother's Day I hope that it was enjoyable to you.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Move That Will Change My Life

Yes, I am making a move that is going to change my life as I know it. At least parts of it. I am looking at rentals at the moment because circumstances demand that I move. I have accumulated a lot of stuff in the last six years, I've been here approximately twelve but I did a complete clean out about seven or so years ago. I then started over once again, and I'll be doing it again.

How do I begin?

The first thing that I am doing is to get rid of all the clothes that we cannot or do not actually wear. The baby's clothes are going to a friend with a new baby so she can have clothes on hand when she gets into that size while still focusing on her oldest child with Autism with less worry. Our clothes will be going in the donation box or cut up for rags to use until everything else is ready depending on the condition that they are in.

Why the change?

Well, that is a rather long story filled with busy bodies and liars so I'll skip ahead to the financial aspects of the issue. The fact is that even if I manage to get rid of all the busy bodies and liars that have found their way into my orbit I can no longer afford to live here. It's getting ridiculous and starting to out run my income just to cover basic expenses. I'll show you just how much it's costing me for basic needs and compare it to rental costs for you.

No at the current time I do not have rent or mortgage expenses what I have is a ton of repair work and an outrageous light bill to take care of. I am tired and I believe that leaving this place to be torn down, sold or whatever else may come of it is best at this point.

What do I have to do?

I have to get the money together for pet deposits, collars for all three of the pets and take the dog to the clinic to make sure that he has his shots. A fenced in yard is a must unless the place I find to move has a room that I can leave the dog in to keep him from getting in the yard. He likes to be inside but he needs some manners first. He's a bit hyper. He'll be getting a bath soon so that he stops smelling like a wet dog. He has puppy pads but they are in the way here. He needs somewhere he can have his own room, or at least his own corner of a room without being too closed in.

I have to take care of my truck too. A junk dealer would be the best option for that.