1. Completely Finish New House & Update Property
This week W fixed the cabinet doors over the refrigerator. They needed a slight trimming to fit properly. He also fixed the cover on the kitchen smoke detector. It worked properly, but the molding needed a bit of a trim so the cover set right. We also measured the aquarium cabinet and bathroom built in for doors. W got with his dad for a consultation on building the doors. I expect we will work on a few small projects this week as we have a few other things going on.
I have started clean up on the property. It is mainly moving things around and making it less cluttered. This is important since snake season is upon us. I tend to leave snakes alone if they leave me alone. I do prefer to minimize the places they can hide though.
2. Plan Ahead for Birthday and Holiday Gifts
I had planned to get a gift card for our niece. She called searching for an aquarium to put a gecko. W fixed one up complete with secure lid. That will make a nice birthday gift since it is something she wants.
3. Use the Garden to Be More Self-Sufficient
I put jalapeno poppers in the freezer using peppers from the garden. We have been eating squash, cucumbers, and herbs. I sold a few herbs this week. The rabbits have eaten some of the excess cucumbers from the garden as treats.
4. Take One Class a Month
I made the mocha madeleines this past week. They turned out okay. I will need to adjust the baking time for my oven. This week I plan to make citrus madeleines.
5. Pack Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes on a Budget
My mother-in-law gave me soap to put in the boxes. I also made a couple more wash cloths. I lost track of how many I need to finish so counting will be on my to do list this week. I want to knock those out so I can crochet some hair bows.
6. Boost Savings
No extra money was added to the debt this past week. I watched our spending this week. The grocery spending was less than $20. I am still hopeful that we can do away with the credit card debt next month!