Tuesday, January 19, 2016

More Projects Completed

Many people around here, including my nephew, had a three day weekend.  Alas, I did not.  My nephew's godfather was nearby for work and stopped by to soak up some warm weather.  He and my nephew washed all of the cars (that's 4 cars including his) and he replaced the burned out light fixture in the kitchen.  It looks much better.  One more thing off my list.

You can't see it from this angle but this light is hanging from another burned out light.  Be sure to duck!
No need to duck and this one has 2 bulbs.  More light!
Tomorrow will be another trip to the MVD so my nephew can try for his driver's permit.  He has been studying the practice tests with his aunt.  If he doesn't pass, I will sign him up for the 8 hour permit class that comes free with the behind the wheel driving course.  He will get his license eventually.  I am determined.

I don't have any other big plans at the moment.  Most of my weekends involve transporting my nephew to some choir or youth group event so I am trying to keep my plans flexible.  I'm supposed to bring a potluck dish for his youth group on Sunday.  Hmm...beans and franks?  Ambrosia?  Maybe I'll make cookies.

I am saving money for the college trip in March and one of my dogs needs his teeth cleaned which is very expensive.  I have plenty of projects to work on without buying more supplies.  My 401K is down $10K so I don't want to look at it.  It is better to just keep working and saving for the small steps like my next extra mortgage payment.

For now, I will enjoy the nice weather and keep prodding my nephew through a successful junior year (I hope).


Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

Loving the fairy lights :)

Michelle H. said...

Is this in your mobile home? Your kitchen looks really good!They did a good job on the light.

george said...

that's good you are making progress.
have you checked out this youtube channel?; he's in arizona.

Abigail @ipickuppennies said...

Good progress!

How much do you pay for your dog's dental cleaning? We actually have the Banfield (hospital inside PetSmart) Wellness Plan because it's around $300 and includes vaccinations, twice-yearly exams and a yearly dental cleaning. I think it's closer to $350 for dogs, but it might be worth looking into.

Daizy said...

Lizzie, I agree. I think all kitchens need fairy lights and every other room too.

Daizy said...

Michelle, this is the kitchen at the house. It needs some work. I hope to update it before I sell.

Daizy said...

Thanks for the link, George! I remember seeing the videos of his shed but I hadn't watched the new videos.

Daizy said...

Abigail, I keep going back and forth between the benefits of the discount cleaning ($175) and the much higher cost of the vet office with dental xrays + cleaning ($1,000). I got his teeth cleaned for $60 once with a rescue discount. I'm not sure how much good it did. He is my favorite dog and I am a nervous wreck when he goes under sedation. I wish there was a middle ground, like, with car washes. The economy clean, the better clean, the super clean. I just want one X-ray and a cleaning. Nothing fancy.