It has been a very long journey to the place where I can say that I forgive God for taking my Dad away. I am now grateful to have had such a wonderful person in my life for all of the years that I did. Now, the task is to learn to love others the way he made me feel loved. I want to love the way he loved. I want to forgive the way he forgave us. I want to dance the way he danced. I want to laugh at my mistakes. I want to be as humble as he was about it all.
I set this as a goal, before I began traveling so much. I will settle for twice a year these days.
I met a wonderful woman on a women only backpacking trip in Yosemite, who told me about the slow, fat, triathalon runner. I can ride a bike and if someone is chasing me I could run, but I can’t swim yet. So, next job assignment that puts me close to the YWCA, I am gonna sign up!
It was not as difficult as I thought it might be. I have had a couple since I first posted this.
The bathroom is really cute. Some problems with the grouting that are annoying have come up and I haven’t had time to call the tile guy back and have them repair it all. Just some cracks in the corners. It is really nice to be able to walk in there and feel that it is clean!
I am making good progress.I chose an area surrounding the above ground pool to start. I planted about 500 bulbs and then some nice native desert plants. I have been working about 10 hours every weekend on just keeping up! I made a brick pathway out of used red bricks that I found all over the property that leads to the pool. I used the old concrete from the demolished patio to surroung most of the pool. And this weekend, I finally installed some drip irrigation. It is totally flawed, but I finally understand the problems and may be able to fix it little by little after work. The timing system from Costco was about 40 bucks but WAY too complicated. It is going to take some major trial and error to get things all lined up. But compared to last year- The Eden project is well underway!!!!
My organize and pay bills on time entry is the same as this one. I am going to use the Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover system and see how it goes. I feel in control for the first time ever!
No matter how many hours I worked at two jobs, I kept falling behind. I joined the Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover and finally have a clue what the problem is. I have been working so hard that I was really not paying attention to the money going out! Not a good thing! Well, I started this month and the budget is really difficult to get used to, but I can do it. I will be debt free in a few years. But will free up some money right away to stop spending more than I take in.
I finally admitted that I just don’t have time to get it all done myself. So I got a tile guy to come in and finish the tub surround. It looks great! I just need to touch it all up, with sealer around the tub, one row of tiles next to the tub ( smaller than the old one), and put the door in that is in the middle of my room. I love showering in my own bathroom!
Not only did I get one, but paid for discount package of six massages. Too cool. It was so nice to relax.
Lots more plants are in. A worker came and cut out four more tree trunks and planted new trees in the front side yard. They are tiny but look great. I spent 89.00
Lowe's getting every possible gopher remedy for the back yard around the above ground pool. The worker will be back tomorrow while I am work to finish up digging a trench to block the gophers. It is now called the Eden Project. It is really going to be great in five years or so. ( An acre and half)
Okay, just today, I sat and paid all my bills on time. Nothing over due. Pretty cool.
I just can’t seem to find the time to complete this. I got the water proof paper up. The tub is now in place and secure. I just need to put up the backer board but it is so heavy. I will have to find the time to hire someone to help me. But progress is made.
I did this on myspace and had forgotten it was one of my goals. Definately worth doing
It started as a weekend project that has dragged out for months. Pipes were wrong behind the walls, electricity not up to code. The bathtub wasn’t planned to be ruined but a helper dropped tools and broke the old one. The new one is narrow, walls had to be be reframed, new insulation, and the new tub stands on end waiting to be installed for the third time, because the floor wasn’t even. Blah!
I need to put up the water proof paper. Then the tub. Then the backer board, then the tiles, then redo the floor! I can do it!
Okay, life got so busy, I haven’t been on this site in a year. This is one thing I really want to do, but don’t even know where to start. I can’t even imagine how I want my life to be next week! I would like to have my student loans paid, my HELOC paid, and be working full time as a Nurse Practitioner. I want to be saving money like mad for retirement. I want to take one awesome vacation with my whole family. Just once. I guess I need to think about what I want things to be first. Then plan a way to get there!
If I have the money in the bank I will just buy stuff. Not silly stuff. Home repairs, things that I really NEED, but I need to stop spending my way into debt. I don’t use credit cards but I overspend on the house. I will be working a second job soon and that will help, but I need to really figure out a plan
Okay, I can upload them, but can’t figure out how not to upload the whole disc every single time. Progress, but not perfected
I finally did it. I got about 4.00 dollars an hour raise!
It was a long haul and so much work. My house and family suffered, but now the good stuff begins.