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Busy Organizing & Planning for Our Group, Preparing for Bad Weather

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's been a very busy last few days for me as I've been trying to set up group activities for our home school group, which takes up a lot of my and my friend's time. We don't get paid for all the work we do behind the scenes but we do it for our kids so they can have a nice group of kids and lots of outside activities.

I had to drive to a place where we have some of our inside activities at but it was a complicated process trying to figure out the days/dates that work best for the majority of the members, coordinate that with my friend (the other co-owner), etc. You have to wait several weeks to get the okay to use the facilities, you have to pay upfront to rent it (which means I have to), and then make sure you collect the divided costs from every one that participates (which is stressful to me as it's very awkward although they know upfront and are reminded from time to time).

Throw in homeschooling a teenager (with attitude, LOL) who has a learning disability and another teenager, I'm exhausted!

Today I'm getting my hair done because I tend to get too thrifty and let too much time go by between hair appts. My hair is in dire need of some help and of course I have to get the gray taken care and highlights as well, so I'll be there several hours.

Our dishwasher is on the fritz, so I definitely don't have time for washing them by hand although I grew up doing that and know the routine very well.

My husband ordered some parts that he's going to try and see if he can fix it before we have to make the plunge and pay out hundreds on a new one.

They are predicting some very cold weather (for us) this Friday and I don't think they are expecting it to get above freezing. Hopefully we won't get ice as I hate losing power when ice forms on our power lines.

Last year we did buy a propane heater (portable) in case we lose power because we had a coupon that Lowe's sent us. At least we'll be able to warm up some beside it and we also have a camping stove, but am praying we don't have to pull those items out.

We would never starve if we lost power because I have tons of food stockpiled including canned fruit, tuna pouches, energy and granola bars, peanut butter, bread, etc.

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