Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Offline for 2 weeks

My laptop has been acting very strange lately and appears to have a memory problem, so I'm sending it to Dell to have them look at it. It will gone about two weeks. I guess it's a good thing I didn't post anything about doing work to my REIA Yahoo group, now that I'll be out of internet access for a while.

So, we'll see you in about 2 weeks.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Job Hunt Update

Well, I've filled out applications for Pizza Hut, Rite Aid, Walgreens....basically everything in town, and no one is hiring.

So I'm back to my original idea for posting to my REIA Yahoo Group that I'm available for bookkeeping, admin work (typing, filing mailouts, etc), running errands. I'm going to work on this tomorrow so it can post over the weekend.

I'm also planning on applying for being a substitute teacher with the school district. They have an info meeting on August 19th, so I'm going to go to that and see what's up.

I'm also going to work on probate marketing when the kids are back in school, which is less than a month away.

In the meantime, I'm slashing the grocery budget so I can use some of those funds for marketing.

Anyway, that's the status for now.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New Non REI related Blog

I'm still going to try and keep up with this blog....but I noticed that I was starting to post more non-REI related posts, and I wanted to keep the focus on REI related things.

So I decided to start a different blog titled Building a Grocery Stockpile from Scratch . It's going to detail how I'm building a stash of groceries, health and beauty items, household items, etc, for little to no cost over the course of a year. Slashing the grocery budget and frugal living is like a hobby for me. :)

Anyway, if you'd like to follow, I'd love to have you!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A sad reality that is what it is....

After a number of financial setbacks recently, I've come to the sad realization that I need to go out and get a job so that we have an additional steady income. This is going to be tricky as I have to work around my DH's schedule, and his schedule varies from week to week. But the stress that this financial rut has put on me and my family is too much right now. I can't count on REI to help me right at this moment, but this doesn't mean I'm giving up on it. But right now the immediate need is a steady income stream.

So....ever forward.....

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Not much going on in my REI world, but I figured I'd blog anyway. LOL

I have a total of 5 signups so far for my wholesale buyers list, all from my one posting to my local REIA Yahoo group. That made me pretty happy. I need to post on Craigslist, too, so hopefully that will draw some more signups.

Most of the REOs I've been watching have gone to contract with other people at higher prices than I would have been willing to pay. I've decided I'm going to go the probate route for looking for motivated sellers, with preforeclosures being a kind of secondary source. This is a little tougher to deal with logistically, as the preforeclosures are online, and the probate items I would need to find at the local courthouse. Since this kids are still on summer break, I would need to have someone watch them for a couple of hours. I used to ask my mother-in-law (MIL) to watch them, but she was never really that keen on it, and to top it all off I had a bit of a falling out with her this past week, so having her watch the kids is totally off the table now. So I'll have to talk with my DH so I can go when he has a day off during the week, until the kids are back in school.

So, that's all the updating for now. Have a great holiday!