Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday, okay I have to stop!

  I have been trying to post all day, but the shop is nuts.  People have to know I'm leaving town.  I have now taken in over $619.00.  I had to turn down a dress hem and a pants hem as I need to pack and be ready by the time Hubby gets here at 4:30.  I was able to go get my nails done.  This is a perk.  Also two people picked up that I thought would not pick up until next week so that was an extra $64.00.  Last night I had a rodeo princess come in that had a photo shoot Saturday and her Rhinestone shirt came in too small.  I took in another $35.00.  Then I had a call from a frantic mother of the bride.  They are at a swanky Hotel here at the pier and her daughters dress does not fit!  Has she gained of lost weight?  No.  What style is it?  A strapless lace up the back, frosting gown.  I knew they were just not lacing it properly so I ran over and yes I got her into it and it is perfect.  So I am going back to the hotel tonight and getting her back into the dress at 5:30 and then Hubby and I can take off!  Another $50.00!  Cha-ching! This will fill the truck with gas.  I am so blessed.

Out My Window:  Perfect summer day about 87.  I am going to pick a bunch of basil to take to my daughters.  She cooks wonderful Italian.

     Appraiser was here this morning.  She loved our basement.  We have two bedrooms and a Jack and Jill bath, plus a family room.  But the bedrooms are huge!  We could easily split them into 4 bedrooms, except for the crash out windows.  You must have a crash out per bedroom to have them considered bedrooms by state law.  We actually put these windows in ourselves about 10 years ago.  When we purchased the house it was just considered a 2 bedroom and those were upstairs.  I have the paperwork for the refinance.  It looks like a 10 year at 3.33% at this point.  It is not final but all the paperwork is done so cross your fingers for me.
     It is really nice to be able to leave town knowing that I will not have to use a charge card.  I have not stocked the house with groceries, or given the kids money to spend while I am gone.  They both have jobs and there is plenty of healthy food in the house.  If they need to by a 1/2 gallon of milk they can.  If they need or want treats they can buy there own.  This is such a savings.  Now I may get a panic call from daughter # 3 because she is out of money.  But we will be home Wednesday and I can always x-fer money to her savings account with a phone call.  She has had huge expenses with her new car and I am sure she is down to a dime.  I don't mind helping but I am not supporting their cokes and jokes.
      Jenny and Sarah and I are forming a club.  Mothers who buy dog food when they leave town but don't buy people food for kids at home.  Who wants to design the T-Shirt? :)

Have a great and productive day!



  1. Woo hoo! A club I can be happy about being a member of! Maybe we should make THEM the T-shirt - "My mom left town and all I got was a bag of dog food"

    You sure have been busy - isn't it great to be busy and get paid for it, too? Have a great, charge-free trip!


  2. Kim, I am so happy for you. I hope you have a great time away and get to relax. Yay for the extra $$$ and YAY YAY YAY for a paid in cash time away!

    Love the club idea! :) Too funny!

  3. Can I join the club? My kids aren't old enough to be left alone, but I am happy being a junior member.

    Have a great time!

  4. You're on a roll! Enjoy your time away.

  5. Sounds like a good plan, enjoy your time away!