Friday, September 12, 2008

Chores For The Weekend

Ahhh, Friday...finally. Now for the chore list! It's pretty much the same old chore list because I don't get anything finished. I need Saturday to catch up on sleep and basically be a slug. Then I start thinking about starting a project on Sunday and then it's Monday again! I miss my 3 day weekends from my last job :(

I definitely need to put more duct tape on my homemade swamp cooler cover. It has rained a lot and I don't want the water leaking in to the mobile home again.

My trash has been piling up. I should make a $10 trip to the dump but I keep thinking that I need to sort through my stuff first so I am sure all the trash is together. I miss regular curb trash pick-up. I could get it out here but it costs around $23 and I would have to put it in my truck and haul it to the end of the road anyway. If I'm going to do that I might as well keep driving to the dump. At least I can drop off my recycling at the library for free.

Then there is the ebay stuff. Yes, that's right, I still haven't listed it. The cat's not for sale, she is just practicing her modeling skills.

My boss is out of town and I volunteered to check on his house for him. A few months ago he had a water leak while he was gone and it did about $40,000 in damage. All of the lower cabinets, furniture, carpet, and lower drywall had to be replaced. And then he found out that mold wasn't covered on his insurance. It cost $4,000 out of pocket for the mold certification. Anyway, while I am there he said I could fill my water bottles. That's good because I am almost out of drinking water. I have been buying Iced Tea in gallon containers and they aren't recyclable so I use them for fresh water. I'm going to have to stop buying them now. I have too many and I don't know what to do with them. I hate to throw them in the landfill. So, since I won't buy that ice tea any more, I'll have to make my own. That means I'll be using more fresh water. But a gallon of fresh water is cheaper than a gallon of tea especially if I can keep getting the water for free.


RetiredAt47 said...

Hi - I just found your site and have been reading some of your posts. I applaud your decision to cut out of the rat race at an early age. I was 32 when I made the decision, and was finally able to make my exit last year at age 47. Like you, paying off the mortgage was key to my plan.

I'm enjoying reading about your thrifty ways!

Daizy said...

Thanks! And congratulations on reaching your goal. It's nice that you are still interested in cheering the rest of us on!