Self Analysis

Junk mail/catalogue delivery is all done!

Now all I need to do is bundle it all up and wait for it to be collected. $87.75 worth of exercise, patience and endurance completed.

I did the paper delivery in two parts. One yesterday morning (Saturday) and the rest this afternoon (dodging storms). The one I did this afternoon should have been quicker then what it was done in but I think I spent half of the time in the car dodging the rain. This is a good thing to know as it means I should get the whole route done in less then 5 hours (provided the junk mail fits into their boxes). I think I can do this. It will be good for me, and I have also enlisted the help of the next door neighbours sons. I will pay them according to the percentage of work done.

Day 1 Of Torture

Ok, I thought the girls would want to help with this, and one still does but the others have lost interest. I am only in it for the money (which isn't very much) and keep telling myself that I am getting paid to exercise. I am talking about the junk mail delivery run I started (we started, the kids and I).

My legs ache, my feet ache, I am hydrated but I have a headache. I tried delivering papers with the kids but it took almost 30 minutes to get two streets away!

Busy Bee

What a busy bee we all are at this time of year.

Last night I remembered what it was like to need to scratch your face while your hands are covered in newspaper ink.

The kids and I (mostly me) have taken on a junk mail delivery route. In order not to get discouraged by the piddly pay, I think of it this way - I get paid to exercise!

Apart from this, we have schooling to do, and an e-course to finish up (the outline is half done) and I am currently doing some beaded projects.
Though, this last week we have been lucky (in a strange way) due to 3 of the girls being sick so we have had less then normal extracurricular activities to go to. Next week will be different though, but it is the final week for the year in most activities. I am not sure I would be able to do this delivery thing if we had all their activities on also, so I am not sure how we will manage next year yet.


My sis came over today to go through her things on a mouse hunt. (We have a slight mouse problem but am glad to say they 'seem' to be declining).

The first box that we went through it was obvious that was where they were and we even found 3-4 dead baby mice (long time dead). There were no parents around and fortunately very little was actually ruined. We cleaned out that box and packed pretty much everything into a smaller box! Then it was onto the second box and we found the parents, dead also. They had fallen into the pressure cooker and were unable to get out so they starved to death and added to the fly population around here. Was not pretty but I don't mind a bit of messy so I took over the cleaning out of this vessel.


Shopping with Jade. I know that last time I tried to give it meaning but I am not so sure anymore. Again at a bead shop, Jade could not decide between something 9 times the amount in her wallet or 3 times the amount. I would not lend her any money to boost her purchasing power either.

It was frustratingly long to say the least. Erin was fixed in 2 minutes flat, Miranda in about 5 minutes (or so). I lost track of the time with Jade but I did send the girls over to the library to wait for us (just next door).

Next time I will make sure she understands how much money she has, what she can and can't buy, etc etc.

Now this pc is about to restart so I had better finish up.

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