Spring has sprung

I started my seeds earlier, and they are (mostly) going strong! Today had been the planned day to put them into their starter pods, I simply couldn’t wait. I’ve had no luck on my spaghetti squash seeds, luckily I still have a handful I can retry, and I’m hopeful the pumpkins show a bit more root and stem.

Homeschool has been crammed full the past week and a half! A lot of videos have been added to the usual hard copy work. Hulu and Khan Academy have some great ones if you’re looking for something a visual learner would enjoy. Search for Bill Nye on YouTube, even. Here is a quick run down of what’s been happening…

Zombie Killer has been on overtime this week, at least 12 hours a day if not more so we’ve had a lot more time to get extra lessons in. He’s expected to continue the work trend for two more weeks; work, dinner, sleep is the extent of his day. I’m very glad this job is only 45min away and he’s enjoying it-the industrial aspect as well as the company itself.

It’s a curse and a blessing, mostly a blessing. He CAN manage the work, and I’m doing all I can to make it easy on him and the extra pay will allow for some things that need to be taken care of. You’d think this would allow more time for me to get things done but I have been scrubbing, and organizing, and helping the girls w/ lessons. Strange how limited my free or internet time has become.

Speaking of extra pay, we have switched our usual paycheck into bank account system to a variation of the cash envelope system. We don’t categorize the funds, and we deposit enough to cover the weeks bills into the bank account for debit or check payments. I don’t like most online payments due to the ‘convenience’ fee of $3-$5 added to your bill. Otherwise it’s cash which is in one envelope for gas, and the others are simply savings envelopes. Emergency, holiday, the weekly savings challenge (which the man has started as well!).

I have a horrible time keeping track of the bank balance, and frequently Zombie Killer forgets to tell me how much gas he put in the car or this or that so it comes down to the easiest method is to use the bank less, and cash more. Unless you have large amounts of money in savings the interest rates aren’t really worth it, sure it’s better than nothing to some people but having immediate access to my money is more important than a few cents.

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One thought on “Spring has sprung

  1. segmation March 20, 2013 at 10:17 pm Reply

    What a beautiful shade of pink. Love that color!

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