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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

So, no car.
The first place will not finance me without a co-signer, and the second place had higher down-payments than they advertise online. To make up the difference in down-payment would have doubled the amount of the weekly payment and is out of my range.
Oh well.

Still no job either. My unemployment runs out at the end of the year, but I think I can file an extension. In the meantime, I am going to try and advertise for childcare. My sister said it would be ok...I didn't want to just assume that it would be and invade her house with more people. She has even offered to pay for the advertisement in the newspaper, and the house is already baby-proofed, even though my nephew is 5, the baby proofing is something they just never changed.

I was thinking of offering services for young babies. I see many advertisements for daycare services, but your child has to be a little older, so I think offering daycare for very young babies might be a good niche...plus tiny babies are awesome, lol!

I have also spent the last couple of days setting up a personal blog online and trying to put Google Adsense on there to make money by letting them place ads on my page. I only have a few blogs up so far, but everyone is welcome to check it out.

I figured since I spend so much time up on my soapbox anyways...I may as well share some of it with the rest of the internet, lol!

My nutrition is getting better, I dropped (re-dropped) 3 pounds in the last week and am starting to feel a bit better.
I got the ingredients for sweet potato and tomatillo soup that I made yesterday and it turned out even better than I had hoped for.
I posted it here on SP...

I also used my sister's car Saturday to go out and visit with my boys. It was my son's 20th birthday and we went out for lunch at Epic Deli and then went over to visit with my aunt. She is 72 and will probably live to be 172, lol! Got caught up with the family gossip and plans for our Christmas gathering....it has been so long since I have been home, I don't know all of the kids in the family...the a few of my cousins are grandparents now too and I wasn't sure who had who and who would be coming for the holiday.

We go a bit of snow yesterday too, which makes me both really excited, because hey...its SNOW! And really apprehensive because no car. Oh well, it is what it is and it will be resolved when it's time.

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    What a great idea about caring for babies! Looks like you've just tapped into a niche market.

    I'm sorry about the car . . . I feel for you . . . you will make it. You can do this. You have THE best attitude.

    Way to go on a "workaround" for the job. Way to create!!

    1617 days ago
    Sorry about the car. I think the baby are is a really good idea. You know you are so positive, you just keep going. I w I'll check out your blog and your recipe, I love sweet potatoes. emoticon
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    1621 days ago
    Kudos on holding onto healthy eating despite all the stress of your circumstances: food choice is at least ONE thing over which you have control! :-)

    1621 days ago
  • BILL60
    Good luck on the babysitting.
    1621 days ago
  • KAREN608
    Babysitting: good idea. Instead of you going to work, the work will come to you. No travel time... really a good idea.
    1621 days ago
    I'm sorry about the car. Blah. Hope you can find something soon.

    I think if you can find people who are willing the daycare thing is a great idea. Wish you lived close, you could totally watch my baby when I... eventually... have one. LOL.

    Though if I were you I'd do some research into drawing up a simple contract for your clients. I don't know what the laws are like in terms of being officially a "day care" and having to have insurance and things; if you can just be a "babysitter" and avoid all that, probably better. but you may want to have some kind of basic paper you can sign with people both setting up what kind of services you will provide, what you expect of them as clients (payment, times and/or notifying you if they will not be picking up on time, cancellations, etc.), and possibly protecting yourself from lawsuits.
    1621 days ago
    I think it is a good idea about the babies because your right about the daycares not accepting them. I think there so loveable. I hope the car hunting goes better, its really not as easy as the commercials portray.
    1622 days ago
    Congrats on your blog, must be exciting!
    1622 days ago
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