Tuesday, February 16, 2010

# cleaning # money troubles

Tackle It Tuesday

And here we go, writing Tuesday on Tuesday. It's a good feeling to be caught up at least in this. I have a bit of a chasing my tail feeling right now. You know, when you feel like you've been working and working and working but just aren't getting anywhere? It's not just the house but also finances. Ugh. Well, no use fussing over it here. I'm doing what I can and that's all that I can. I need to focus on what I can control versus what's just sucking right now.

So, I bet everyone thought I was going to say the wall is my tackle for today. Well, you'd be partially right. I will be moving in there soon to get to work on it. My main tackle today was to make some phone calls and to catch up on my blog posts. This post will get me all caught up so, yay me! on that. I've already made my phone calls so that's done as well. I had to call my former university to see why they hadn't mailed me out my tax form. They claim it's because they didn't bill me in 2009. Ok, just because you mailed me the bill in 2008 does not mean I didn't pay you in 2009 for the Spring semester of 2009. Sheesh. So, they're going to mail that out to me tomorrow. I also had to call the mechanic and get the estimate on the van. We're looking at $75 for the tie rod and then another $59.95 for the front end alignment. Yick!

If any of you are looking to donate to a worthy cause, you should check out the : Help Katrina Get Her Van Fixed So She Might Actually Get A Real Job Fund. It's not tax deductible, but it is a fine and worthy cause. *grins*

So, my tackles for today are really done which opens me up to do some more cleaning and organizing. Which reminds me, I gave you guys a day off for Valentine's and another because I just didn't show up...This means I need to give you a really good challenge for today. Hmm...let's see....

How about junk drawers? Do people still have these things? I don't because well, up until now I've had a junk room. How about junk closets? See? I know that a lot of people have these spaces that they shove things when unexpected company is coming or just because it's convenient or because they don't know where else to put it. It might be your basement, a hall closet, a drawer in your kitchen or really just about anywhere. I want you to take 15-30 minutes and just start to go through whatever area this is for you. During that time, just pull out anything that is clearly trash or something that can find a new home. That's it. Don't over do it. I want you to actually set a timer and stop when it goes off.

That's it, folks! I'm off to battle another section of "The Wall" while I listen to some good music. I need noise today. See everyone later!


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