Friday, August 13, 2010

Making Progress

I am still on my journey to being able to work from home. I passed the tests from Arise and now will be starting classes to be able to work with the client. Then I will be the friendly voice at the other end of the line when you are stranded with a non working car. I will be in training for about a month so am looking forward to being live sometime in September. This is a good deal for anyone looking for some extra income without having to leave home. Tory Johnson, who is on Good Morning America quite often, has a company called Women for Hire. If you go to that website she has lists of legitimate work from home companies. None of those stuffing envelopes or making magnet rip offs.

So the garden is doing well, I think I am going to have a kazillion tomatoes when they start to ripen. Also have lots of peppers so need to start canning some of them. My pumpkins have started to really take off and I am seeing some fruits but they will have to do some quick growing to be big by Halloween. One of them has even decided to grow up a tree so I have pumpkin trees,lol.

It has been hot for a long stretch, heat warning, severe thunderstorm warnings, tornado watches anything to be exciting. Lots of rain and humidity but we can not complain as people further South are being flooded. I know that soon it will be getting cold and then I will wish for the heat, are we ever happy!! Jim is getting ready to replace two of the attic windows so hopefully it will be an end of the leaks in our bedroom. I love our old house, but because it is old it has issues, actually far less then some of the newer homes. You hear people with all manner of problems with their homes that were built in the last 20 years. This one is closer to 100 and is still holding up well. Most of the fixes are needed do to lack of care over the years, not due to poor workmanship or sub-grade materials. I am really looking forward to the end of installing insulation and patching leaks so that I can finally paint and paper. Aside from the living room I have everything else planned out, colors, curtains etc.

So not too much else going on. I have my computer, the extra phone line is in, Jim picked up
the cable to hook the puter up. About the only thing left on my list is the phone, do you know how hard it is to find a phone without all the extra features?? I may have to resort to ebay or paying $80.00 or so for one online. It will all be worth it in the long run, I will feel useful once again and be able to bring in a fairly decent paycheck and have money to finish my catering kitchen so I can get that up and running. I hope by next Spring the kitchen will be finished and I will be able to start giving some decorating lessons and booking some parties. I plan on training several people to do things my way so that I will not have to do all the work myself. I truly believe this will all come together, I have come so close in the past but been hindered by having to move. Just being in the right place will make a huge difference.

Best to you, Barbara

1 comment:

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Barbara,

Sounds like you're keeping pretty busy on the homestead. Great news on the job from home. Sounds great.

I didn't plant a garden this year, and I miss having tomatoes. But the farmers are selling them in town on the square.

It's been an extremely hot summer in the Ozarks. I spend a lot of time at the cabin on the river, and in my air conditioned home! A cool down is in the forecast for next week.

Enjoy the weekend!