Week in Review

I’m starting this post 1/2 way thru the week and I feel like we have done a whole lot of nothing so far this week!  All I did on Monday was go thru a bin of movies to see what we could trade in to Amazon.  There was only $11 and some change worth of movies there, but at least we got rid of a few of them.

On Tuesday I signed up for more secret shop companies and accepted another job for Friday.  I had JUST told myself that I wouldn’t sign up for anymore shops since it was taking away from things that needed to be done around the house, but money is money.  If they are easy and close to home and sound fun, I’ll take them.  I also signed up for a membership for MSPA and to get my silver certification (I completed my certification on Friday).  Every leg up will help when we are on the road!

Sold 4 comic books, and a bunch of stuff on E-bay this week!

Thursday my throat decided to see how much it could expand before I couldn’t breath anymore.  Luckily I got it to calm down with Advil and Dayquil.  I stayed home from work and slept the whole day.  Lacy had all of her sock actions removed from E-bay, so overall Thursday was a sucky day! Oh yeah, I also sucked at getting my Theme Thursday post together and posted!  I swear I’ll be back up and running with Theme Thursdays this week.

Friday – Three Secret shops to do tonight after work and I also have to prepare for my promotion at Lowe’s on Saturday.  Busy Bus Busy.  The money will be worth all the hard work come July!

Update on secret shops:  I had so much fun with them Friday night and I got a cute new top that I got to keep!  They can be a lot of work, but they can be rewarding too.

Saturday – I woke up feeling TERRIBLE and had to call out on my demo.  I felt horrible about it, but there was nothing I could do.  Who was going to want to see a snot nosed girl trying to sell them stuff as soon as they walked in the door?

Sunday I woke up without a voice, but I felt better.  Lacy and I took mom out to the movies and to lunch for Mother’s day.  We also got to go look at the van we want.  I really like it and I talked to Dad about helping finance it and as long as he thinks it is a god van for us to have this is what we will be getting:

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I’m super excited about it! I didn’t want the hightop one, but dad made a good point that it will be easier to re-sell so I will go with it.  It will be more comfortable for us anyway!

Funny things said by us this week:

In September we will be traveling thru NY and I told Lacy that we should go to Niagara Falls.  I looked it up on a map to see how we could route our trip.  I said something about it being at the edge of Canada and Lacy looked at me funny.  (Now let me tell you, Lacy is geographically challenged.   Make sure you keep that in mind.) I say to her; “New York the state, not the city.”  She says, “New York is near Canada?” Me: “Yes. Not where we went.  We were in the city New York.  The state is also New York.” Lacy, “Yeah, I know where New York is, I’m just not sure where Canada is.”  Me: I blink at her a couple of times, open my mouth, close it….”What do you mean you don’t know where Canada is?  It’s the giant piece of land that sits on the top of the US!”  Lacy, “oh, I thought Canada was over on this side (West Coast).”  I burst out laughing and made her come over and look at a map on the computer so she knew.  My poor geographically challenged sister.

Not so funny:  Monday morning as I type this I have NO voice what-so-ever!!  It is making for an interesting day at work!

The Week in Review

Monday – Today has been 100 times better than the whole weekend.  I’ve already made $35 on three things since I have been home and sold 2 things on E-bay and one on Amazon.  Awesome!

Thursday – accepted a promotion job that will make me $550 toward our trip.  I’ll be working every Saturday in May and all but one Saturday in June, but it is easy work and it will be worth the extra money! (actually added one more day to this so I’ll be making over $600 toward the trip)

Saturday – Did really well selling stuff off Facebook. Made $50! Not bad at all.

Not an exciting week.  Took a few days off to relax a bit and re-group.

Took a much needed trip to  Sequoia National Park on Sunday.   I can’t wait until we get to spend more time in the parks.

Weekly stats:
Packages shipped: 7
E-bay sales: 4
Craigslist sales: 1
Amazon sales: 1
Facebook sales: 11
Ebay sales not paid for: 1

Keep an eye out for my post (complete with pictures) of our trip to Sequoia National Park.  Here is a preview picture….

Lacy and I hiking in the snow in Sequoia National Park.

Lacy and I hiking in the snow in Sequoia National Park.

The Week in Review

Monday – Dropped of a few packages at the post office and posted a bunch of stuff to Facebook, even sold a few things.

Tuesday – Nothing got done.  I was tired and I had been fighting an off and on headache for 2 days.  I took a nap when I got home from work, got up and watched TV for an hour and went back to bed.  Lacy had the day off & I’m pretty sure spent it doing fun stuff instead of stuff for the trip.

Wednesday  – Updated Craigslist & lowered prices on a bunch of Facebook items, which prompted Wednesdays blog about how difficult people are when you are selling all your possessions. Researched auto detailing and searched for a van.  Didn’t do much once we were home.  Lacy found out she had an ulcer and was in pain all day.  We did decide that if she was feeling well on Sunday we would to a yard sale.  I did have 2 people come pick up stuff and one person flake out on coming to buy a TV. A woman sent her Husband to pick up a platter and he was so funny.  He knocked so softly on the door and when I answered it he was swinging his hands by his sides like a little kid and said, “My wife sent me for a platter thing?” like he was so unsure of himself.  It was cute.

Thursday – Received an e-mail from the woman who bought the Coach purse but didn’t pay for it.  She is waiting for payday as I suspected and said she will make a payment tomorrow.  Let’s hope she does.  I’m also meeting a woman tonight to sell her two of my hoodies.  That will be THREE hoodies gone this week!  ACK!  Deep breaths….I can do this!  Posted new stuff to Facebook to sell.

Friday – Have people scheduled to come pick up items tomorrow (let’s hope they show), Lacy has someone coming to pick up a purse today.  I also talked to a guy about buying a van.  I sent a text asking if it was still available and how much he wanted for it and he said it was available and to make an offer.  I told him that I couldn’t make a serious offer without seeing it, but Blue Book on it was $2,154.  He said that was the worst offer he had received.  Finally told me that he turned down a $4,500 offer for it and thru some internet research I found his original posting where he was asking $5,800 for it.  At least I have a range to work with now.  I think I’ll see if Dad has time to take a look at it tomorrow and see what he thinks.  I don’t think this is going to be the van for us, but you never know until you look!

Friday night E-bay sent me a notice saying they had removed my listing for my Coach purse because it could not be authenticated.  It was the one that already sold and I was waiting for payment!  I contacted the girl who bought it from me and she said she didn’t care if it was real or not, she wanted it.  So I relisted it as a generic purse, she bought it again and paid for it this time and all ended well!!

Sunday we had another yard sale and it was horrible.  We had 3 cars come by and no one bought anything.  We packed it up early and took the rest of the day off!

It’s been a rough couple of days, but it is a new week and I am close to meeting my savings goal for this month.  I’m ready to take on the new week!

I didn’t intend for this to be so long, next weeks will be shorter! I swear.

Stats for the week:
Packages Shipped: 7
Ebay sales that were paid for:  1
Ebay sales not paid for: 1 (these ended up being one in the same)
Facebook sales: 10
Amazon Sales: 1
Etsy sales: 0
Craigslist sales: 0