March 14 to March 20, 2016
A good week all around. Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for yard work.
The Man made a tool to fix our big weed wacker after watching a video on youtube instead of buying one for about $30.00. The cost to make one – about $0.05. We did spend a little more money in the “big city” on parts to repair our little weed wacker and small chain saw and spray to keep the ticks at bay. We used the remaining balance on the Prepaid VISA we used for our trip and we even had a little left over for lunch.
We continued to focus on eating down the freezer and not wasting our left overs. The Man made himself a hash for his lunch out of leftover Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, and a little bit of hash browns. He swore it was delicious.
I made myself a new bag using fabric from the never ending stash and a bit of leather from a jacket from the thrift store. I’ve made a couple of bags using this pattern and I have always been pleased with the way they turn out. I also made a heavy, quilted drawstring bag for The Man so that he can safely take a piece of equipment with him when he goes out to the bush.
I helped my mom clean out her chicken coop and took a crazy amount of duck eggs to a friend for her kids to decorate for Easter. My mom’s neighbor dug up her front garden and wanted new homes for some peonies and irises. I was happy to help. Next week there may be tiger lilies and daylilies looking for a new home.
I sent out more resumes and filled in more applications and finally, I landed a casual position at a local grocery store. It may not be many hours to start with, but it’s better than nothing and I’m grateful for the chance to earn even a little bit. We live in a resort town, so I am hoping that as the tourist season starts, my hours will increase.
What a relief!
How about you? Has spring made an appearance where you live?