Friday, October 24, 2008

Post # 200 :)

In light of this historic event I am going to attempt to regale you with stories of my youth :) Just kidding. Things have been moving along slowly but steadily and except for the excitement of hearing coyotes last night, there is little to report. The pregnancy exhaustion should hopefully be coming to an end in the next few weeks and that should help us get life back to normal. Lord knows my house needs it. The plumber should be coming out on Saturday to assemble and install the water softener (yes I know I bought that thing months and months ago). I am really excited to see what he can do, and get a feel for what other project we might get him to tackle.

For anyone in the Wichita and surrounding areas looking for a handy man his name is Joel and he is divorced dad looking to get on his feet by starting this handy man service business. I referred him to one of the supervisors at work after hearing his story on the radio and he got rave reviews after the job he did for him.

I am hoping to do an inexpensive bathroom addition in the baby room, which will double as a birthing area, can we say whirlpool, lol ;) But seriously, it would be an excellent addition as the master bedroom does not have a bathroom at this time and the baby room is behind my closet.

The project will not be a quick one however as today is the historic day we cut up all the plastic and move to a cash basis. I am hoping to barter my way to some of the things I need and save where I can for others. We are starting the Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover approach and we will be working to be debt free. If you want to join this challenge leave a comment to give yourself that accountability. I will be adding a tab (hopefully this weekend) for the debt-free goals. We can do this :)

3 comments:

N. said...

I got to hear Dave Ramsey speak a couple months ago. It's super motivating to listen to him. So far we have a budget and we are paying down our debt including paying extra towards the car to get rid of the payment.

Kansas Mom said...

We've read the Dave Ramsey books and I do think he's got a great plan! We didn't have much debt until a month ago when we bought our house. We intend to pay it off in the next five years or so, though, so I guess you could say we're in it with you!

I'm not giving up my credit cards anytime soon, though. I like the rewards too much.

Anonymous said...

Janelle, no posts for a couple of weeks. Are you OK?