It was only the 2nd and I spent over $400.00. This is why I can't get any where. Actually it is kind of funny because, my goal yesterday was to go to the studio and clean out the costume loft. This is a huge room that is up on a mezzanine section of the building. I have not cleaned it for the last 4 shows!
Anyway B and I are on the way there and she want's to go to McD's for breakfast. Okay why not she is helping me after all and this is a a big nasty hard job. So we go and I spend $7.10, as I am putting the deliriousness to my mouth I remember (I CAN'T SPEND ANY MONEY). I told her here it is the morning of the second and I already broke my challenge. ^&%$#@#
So off we go and we pull every box out and start to go through boxes one by one. It was 3:00 and we still were not done. B says, "Mom, how does this get so messed up?" I thought about it. Many of the costumes are put in bins that are not labeled, also many items and groups are in cardboard boxes. So B counted how many clear boxes we would need and then she went a got a large sharpie and labeled the bins. Soldier costumes, Lords a leaping, etc. Then she said, "Mom, we need at least 10 more storage containers so we can get rid of all these cardboard boxes I know you did not come up here and pull all this stuff out and rifle through it and leave this huge mess." She is right I did not, it happened over a period of a year and it was students. So off we go to Wal-mart and $71.25 we have everything in see through containers and labeled. I mean the rose petals are in their own box. Flowers in another. Every box is see through. If you need white basics, you look at the boxes and grab the basic box. These boxes take up an entire wall floor to ceiling. So nice..... but I spent $71.25 out of the business account on boxes.
Now I get home from cleaning the bank. B points out that I have not purchased any groceries since before Christmas. Yes, before! I had stocked up and there was so much leftover food. We had, no milk, dog food, cat food, fruit, veggies, yogurt, nothing for Hubbies lunches. During the break I would get up and cook pancakes, or waffles, or eggs and hashbrowns , then we would graze on leftover cheese and crackers. We would have cheese sandwiches at night and left over deli meats etc. Well the fridge was empty. So off we go (again) and when I got to Wal-mart for the second time, I remembered that today I need to clean out the files and desk and x-fer everything to a new year for tax purposes. To make a long story short. I bought milk, yogurt, apples, bananas, oranges, cauliflower, broccoli, baby cucumbers, pickled veggies (husbands diet) large bag of dog food, large bag of cat food (good brands), then went to office supplies and purchased 50 new file covers, for home, shop, and studio and a large plastic bin to store old files in, just in case I am audited everything is at my fingertips in order. I spent $124.54!
On the way home from Wal-mart daughter #2 calls and says, "Mom,I wrote a check to C.C. for $230.00." This is for continuing studio education. But right now? Also the sewer clean out people will be here this week. $180.00, but do I want that new bedroom covered with sewage? This is a yearly maintenance procedure that I know had saved us tons of trouble. Since I have implemented this program, I have not had a back up issue. I will have to pay the accountant this month also. I just forgot how expensive January is. Rats! I also rec'd a bill from the storage facility(remember I eliminated this, but daughter stored her furniture in there until she finds an apartment) She had not paid the bill in November or December and January is due, so $135.00. Which I will take out of her account, thank you very much.
Okay enough whining!
Good things about yesterday.
The studio is clean!
The costume storage is clean!
I have tax files ready to purge!
I was able to work all day with my youngest daughter and she worked hard!
Bad things about yesterday!
It was expensive!
I am really going to have to assess the budget this month
What budget, I haven't even done one yet! Grrrrr....
Out My Window: Hubby cleaned garage yesterday, while I was at the studio and I can get my car in there. It was full of wood scraps and set up to build set pieces for the show. He also cleaned out all the green black berry from the backyard. No easy task, as this is invasive and takes over and is terrible in the spring to get rid off. Last year I was a mess for two weeks after I dug out the blackberry. He also let the chickens out while he worked in the yard. They just love him.. Follow him like dogs, Where ever he is they are all around him. So Cute!
Well today, I must balance books, make a deposit, go to the school district and get my payroll figured out. Stop at the Jr. High with a bill. Take some costumes to the green room at he High School that I found in my stuff. Try to set up a budget for January and a tentative one for the New Year, teach, clean, drop with exhaustion. I will not sew today. I need to start new routines with all my kids for the St. Patrick's Day show on March 17th. So tonight that means 4 new routines are started along with solos assigned and all music selected.
Have a great and productive day!
Carla, I am starting over on the 3rd!