Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Wednesday, Chart 16!

     I completed another chart yesterday so that is an accomplishment.  I am hoping by the end of the day to have at least $500.00 of the $1000.00 I need for my extra house payment for the month.  I feel like the month is getting away from me and that no goals will be accomplished because the shop is just so dang busy I can't come up for air.

     The Littles parents brought us over some fresh Halibut and some steamer clams from their time away last weekend.  I am looking forward to dinner. Yum!

     Fresh tomatoes,fried yellow squash and Halibut with a side of clams on pasta, I can handle that.

     I have the upstairs kitchen counter covered in tomatoes and I do not have time to can so I am having hubs wash cut and freeze this batch, as I think I can find room in the freezer.  There is just no time to go through canning pantry and things right now.

     The shop has been non stop calls and clients all morning.  I was able to get a wedding dress out yesterday and hopefully will have another out tonight.  I have some hand work left to do on the one going out today.  Crazy busy yesterday. I love the money and the business but I would like to be able to finish a sentence before the door bell rings or the phone goes off. 

     I just ran out to pick up the chicken eggs, and I watered the flower boxes and fed all the food scrap in the fridge to the chickens who really love me by the way.  Those two things are off my list.  I also started a load of laundry and I have two more to do.  We are not even going to talk about the ironing as I still have a couple of blouses in the closet;)  But that will have to be faced soon.

     Well I need to get to work, and get some of this crap out of the shop.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim

24 comments:

  1. How in the world do you save so much money? Nannie

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    1. Some of it is the shop. I work and sew for other people. But we have a good income with Hub's retirement and SSI. I just save every little bit in budget categories, for the week.We do not use out air conditioner but budget as we would if needed. So the extra goes on the chart. Believe me when it is 108 out not using the air conditioner is a sacrifice. I budget $50.00 a week for groceries, but as we are living out of the garden and food in freezer this can go on the chart. After this house is paid off I don't know what we will do with our money. Give it away? When I empty all budget categories at the end of the week it goes on the chart.

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  2. You are doing great! Keep on, my friend :-)

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    1. Thanks now if people would just pick up their stuff I would be happy.

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  3. You are doing fantastic, Kim! Proud of you. It has been quite the journey!

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  4. I thought about you today. I saw an "older" lady trying on a wedding dress in a thrift store, wondering if anyone knew who might could alter it for her. lol Congrats! on the savings !

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    1. I just had an "older lady" come in yesterday with a used wedding dress.

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  5. You are doing so well! I understand how much the chickens love you, bringer of food. Mychickens loved me, too. Well, I am now homeless!

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  6. You are rocking the charts! Don't think about all the things to do, just keep doing the next thing.

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    1. That is what I have been doing. One day at a time my friend.

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  7. I wish we still had chickens roaming the (6-acre) yard. They really loved the corn cobs and watermelon and cantaloupe rinds. Not to mention STALE BREAD DAY! I can't think of much they DIDN'T like. They had competition from our turkey and two guineas. Guineas are bullies!

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    1. I love my chickens and they are such good garbage cans.

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  8. It appears you only need a little over 12 more to pay off the` house! The way you are going, you might fill that many cards by Christmas.

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    1. Well there is know way I can squeeze that much out of the shop and budget, but with Hub's retirement, and money still owed me by the studio, the house should be paid off be fore Christmas.

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  9. Go girl!
    J.P. in the UK.

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  10. Way to go!

    -Angell

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  11. Have you thought about the structure of the business operations? Rather than be interrupted with calls and door bells, have specific times for when you will return calls or allow for fittings or pick-ups? Customers will adjust-it would be completely unreasonable for them to think that you can complete the seeing work and be available whenever they think to call or stop. Just a suggestion but I notice most one person businesses seem to operate like that. It might help with stress and productivity.

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  12. It probably would, but as this is a solo operation and it has been like this for years, I don't think I will change. This is just a particularly busy time of the year.

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    1. Hmmm-tell me what time of your year is not particularly busy, Kim! I mean that because you are a one person business, could you carve times for certain parts of the work like drop off, pick-up, and returning calls?

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    2. I do get a break around Christmas into January and Feb can be really slow. Thank goodness. I usually travel in those two months. But this year I will be traveling in Oct which is my busiest month of the year. I will get all things Oct. done in Sept. and if they call and I am out of town, too bad. Wedding dresses should not wait until the last minute. I think I will be okay.

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