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September 17th, 2015 at 01:47 pm

Some progress on the money front. Sent $100 to the computer, and $110 to the truck fund.

Only owe another $200 on the credit cards, and still have $100 owed to me for freelancing.

Next check is husband's extra check. I think I will save the extra $350 for our windows/doors. The Roth is so close to being finished. But my work is slowing down. Frown And honestly I'm a little worried about the future of the job. So I'm having to prioritize things. We have to have a door before winter. So that takes precedence over the IRA, especially since I have until April to fund that last $500.

The $500 coming in, in a few weeks I haven't decided on. It will probably go towards the animal fund, or towards hay/other animal expenses.

But that's not the only progress. We've had a second wind with house projects and have knocked some stuff off the list. Last night we scraped and caulked 3 of the windows on the outside of the mud room. There was barely any paint left on, and all the old caulk holding the window panes in had dried up and fell off. Only a couple very old brittle nails were holding the glass in. Yikes. It was hard work though, it took several houses to scrap all the loose paint and wood. We had to finish up the caulking after dark, which means it's a little sloppy. But at least it's waterproof, and the windows will stay in.

Now that the caulk has dried I'm getting ready to paint them this morning. That will add a big improvement to the outside of our house.

Unfortunately there are still 8 more windows to do. 7 of which are 12 pane windows. >.< It took me hours and hours to do 15 panes... I'm going to be at it for days to finish 84 panes. Hopefully these will be a little easier.

3 Responses to “Progress”

  1. snafu Says:

    Given the experience of last winter, I hope you manage to get the needed storm door in place before temperatures drop below 32F [O C].

    Do you see changes in the web based business in your region? Are you anticipating changes in how the employer operates the business? IWhat action can you take to bring in more freelance work? Can you access any work resulting from the current American election campaigns of various participants or their committees?

    I recall the effort involved in stripping and redoing a houseful of doors and offer kudos for undertaking the overwhelming task of more than eight windows with 84 panes. I wonder if you're using a heat gun which does a remarkable job of softening old paint to be scrapped. It's a s-l-o-w but effective method. We used Circa 1850, heavy body paint remover, expensive but a quick chemical process supported with a heat gun and synthetic steel wool. Let us know how it goes so we can cheer on all that effort.

  2. klarose Says:

    Thanks Snafu.

    No changes in the business. Just finished some big projects, and haven't found anymore clients yet.

    No heat gun for the scrapping. Just good old fashioned wire brush, putty knife, and lots of elbow grease!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Hope you get some more clients for your business soon!

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