I have had a hard time getting to the computer this morning as the shop is all about can I get this in an hour? Can I get this by this afternoon. Can I get these tomorrow at 10? It is great but usually my turn around time is 2 days. Most of these people are from small towns and are coming in for shopping or medical. So I do try to get things out the same day but so much is hard. This morning I have had to replace a zipper and hem a pair of pants all before 10 a.m. But the gentleman with the pants was so thrilled to get them in an hour that he gave me a $20.00 although the charge was $12.00. Anyway I know you are all anxious to hear about my pig.
I saved $547.37 in spare change last year. I only put my loose change at the end of the day in the pig. She weighed in at 33 lbs and I had to carry the coin into the bank in three trips. I felt like the Knox Bank. It was a pretty painless way to save money and kind of fun. I would weigh the pig about once a month. I will use this money for Christmas, so it is squirreled away in an envelope for when I actually start my Christmas shopping here in the valley.
It is so nice to have my teacher back, last week was so tiring. I was able to come home at 6:30 last night and just sit with hubby and watch a TV program. Then we went and cleaned the bank.
I have been in a quandary about a tree this year. Last year if you will recall I purchased a very beautiful silk tree pre-lit on a good sale and it did not even last the season. We had always purchased a Nursery tree from the Catholic Charities but they have gotten so expensive. The kids always wanted the perfect dense nursery tree and I loved the smell of the fresh evergreen. Now these trees are around $80.00 and they die before the 25th. Then I thought, how stupid are you? Your husband works in the woods. Send him to find a tree while he is working. Don't worry he purchased the $2.00 permit. Now this tree will not be perfect or dense like a nursery tree but I am sure it will be beautiful and it will be essentially FREE! So that works for me.
Out My Window: Beautiful and sunny but soooooooooo Cold. Cold snap moving in for the weekend.
I have a lot of sewing to get done today, so I had better get busy. Someone is at the door again.
Have a great and productive day!