Thursday, February 23, 2017

Horrible news

We may lose our homestead.

Long story short, with Quentin having gotten sick last year and losing his job and all that's happened, we are behind on the land and cabin. Cabin people understand and are working with us. The land guy, however ... is threatening to evict us off the land for being four months behind. I tried to talk to him yesterday and his big thing is, "Trying to pay me doesn't pay the bank." Well, I hate to break the news to him, but if he tosses us off here, it still won't pay the bank.

I have a possible source of help, not guaranteed, through work, but no idea until late next week if they will help or not. I'm trying to raise some money on my own to get us back on track. If you could, share the gofundme link to help me raise at least some of what we need to get back on our feet with the land. We're working on it, but with having to get him a vehicle to get back and forth to his job (and thus quit driving my car to death), and having to put a couple tires on the car, and him having been sick for so long and then off work, and the bank mucking about with the deposited checks ("We have to hold it for five business days because even though it's a pre-printed payroll check, it might be fraudulent!"), and his job boogering up his direct deposit twice (they keep losing the paperwork), we're in a bind. I hate to beg, but if you can help even just by sharing, please do. We are in a desperate situation here and I need to come up with $300 minimum to give the land guy by tomorrow the 24th in order to get him off our backs long enough to start getting back on track.

Thanks, all. Hugs, love, and blessings. No matter what, we will be ok.

Help save our home!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Just a quick note

Small happy to happen this weekend, if all goes well. We will get hubby a truck for him again. Being on a homestead without a truck the last couple months has been h**l. I am so tired of riding to work with a buddy and hubby being tired a lot because of coming in to work to pick me up as soon as he gets up, so we can come home, I fix a hot meal, and he eats and heads to his job.

What this will also mean is he could one again make a bit of extra money scrapping metal, hauling wood and so forth. It also means I will have a bit more time in the mornings to promote all my money-making opportunities on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and work on the Etsy shop. This girl is not going to let grass grow under her feet, no sirree!

It also means being able to finally start really cracking down on getting the land and cabin caught up and getting a small solar system from Harbor Freight to run the bedroom/entertainment stuff. That 45-watt system and a few batteries will run us pretty good for a couple laptops, a light, the modem and router. This will seriously limit our dependence on the generator for everything, and will mean a lot less gas and oil used for it, since the fridge is the main reason we need it once the solar system is going. Well, until we get a honking big system going, lol. The fridge is newer and keeps things cold/frozen for days, so we'll be able to run the gennie only when the weather is bad or for a few hours at night to cool the fridge back down good. That will be nice. Getting up in the morning and just flip on the light switch to have light in the bedroom and no gennie running will be awesome and a bit more normal than things have been for a long time.

Hugs and love all, I have to do a few small chores and get ready for work!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Been a while!

I know, I've been a horrible blogger lately. Things have been a bit crazy these last weeks, and I just haven't had the oomph to do much of anything.

January was really rough, with hubby having just lost his job at Tysons through no real fault of his own. They tend to be extremely hypocritical when firing people for certain things that the supervisors get away with all the time. It's a good part of why I'm working the businesses so hard so that I can get income enough going to get out of there. There are other reasons, as well, but that's a big part of it. I just don't fit well within corporate culture like that. I can fake it pretty good, but overall, I'm miserable.

Now, hubby did find another job fairly quickly, but that only lasted a week. One of the supervisors took a dislike to him from the start and came up with an excuse to let hubby go. So that didn't last. I told hubby no choice, he was going to have to go back to Butterball, like it or not. So we put in his app and they called him the next day and had him in the same day for an interview. He started a few weeks ago and things are going okay. We are about halfway to the downpayment to get him his own vehicle again.

Didn't we have two vehicles? Yep, but the pickup developed a lot of issues and the old guy we were buying it from decided that hubby being sick and off work didn't mean squat no matter the gentleman's agreement we had about paying on it as we could until hubby was back to steady work, and wanted to repo it. So we let it go. I'm riding to work with a friend right now and hubby picks me up. Not ideal, but we make it work. A few more weeks and we should have a second vehicle again.

So things are starting to come back together, a little at a time.

I'm also working heavily on my Etsy shop and my affiliate programs that I'm with in order to make more money. I may have to make a second blog just for that stuff, but I'm going to try to just do a page here of all the banners for the various companies and see what happens along with all the promoting I do on various Facebook groups.

Off for now - lots to do and not a lot of time to work on things. Hugs and love, all.