Monday, April 15, 2013

Jigsaw Puzzles

I was out at my property last Saturday and as I was looking around at all the stuff, a thought came to me.  All the stuff at my house and at my property is like a jigsaw puzzle.  Except it isn't just one puzzle, it's like 2 or 3 puzzles all thrown in together.  No wonder I feel overwhelmed.

Every time I go out there I take my list with me but after I gather those things I don't know what else to bring.  This time I decided to group the stuff by category.  I brought all of my sewing stuff and started to bring my craft things.  Next time I should gather all of my old documents to shred.  I have a lot of those.  Then books and old Mother Earth News magazines.  I have 3 boxes of magazines.

I am starting to have more room out there in the mobile home.  I can actually see progress.  It is starting to get hot here so I will probably only go get a couple more loads before Summer and then get to work sorting the stuff at my house.  I also brought the gutters with me and a piece of lattice to shade my garden.  Maybe I'll have better luck growing things at my house.

Oh, and I got $250 for rent this month after all of the expenses were deducted.  That's encouraging.  I cut my expected savings for this month from $2,000 to $1,000.  It didn't make any difference on my savings spreadsheet.  I still need to save until April of next year in order to have a big enough emergency fund so that I feel comfortable going down to a part time job.    


Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

Bite size pieces, its the only way when it is piled up this high in your life.

Daizy said...

Yes, and I suppose I should remind myself that it took around 5 years to pile it all up out there. One pickup load at a time and it will disappear eventually.

Anonymous said...

It is even more sad if you could imagine that pile is actually money. I hope you could find good use of it.

Daizy said...

Yes anonymous. So much money and time! At least I learned a lot from all that stuff. An expensive education for sure.