Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Weekly Update & Mortgage Challenge

Crazy, crazy week. So much going on in the garden. Our up coming camping trip. And my dreamy herb dryer died on my yesterday. No idea what I'm going to do. I'm using my excell right now, but it has a fan in the back, not great for everyday herb use. 

We are picking pounds of blue berries, raspberries, and strawberries daily. We harvested half of the turnip bed the other day. Now giving room to the other half to grow, harvest those after our trip and replant. 

We scored a free chest freezer the other day. Which is so needed since I'm filling up our other two faster then expected. 

When we get back from our trip it will be nothing but garden, garden, and garden. We are adding two semi big beds. If we can cut down an area we kinda let go, then I will add beds there? I plan on expanding at least one bed. 

Thought I would do updated photos on the hydroponics. My lettuce never took off. Did new seeds and kept them in a cool dark place and still nothing. Re-did the seeds for a third time and put them in the green house. And BOOM they took off. Hoping another week or two and I can put them back in the pipe. 

The strawberries finally took off, they apparently went into a shock for a few weeks, but finally came out of it and started to grow green, and bloom flowers. 

Same with the cucumber after a few weeks of shock I noticed the other day it was finally growing and taking off. 

Max is still with us. I bring him out twice a day to feed him grain. He is on the weaker side and has lost a few pounds. But still going strong. I just have to shake the food dish and he comes a-running.

Well not much going on, on the Mortgage front. I need to do my monthly payment. But this week and last I didn't make the extra payments. So last week hubby's work messed up his check so bad it wasn't even funny. We finally got paid, but they didn't want to pay him for sick. But his check came in pieces, we had to take the van in to get ready for the upcoming camping trip. Had to buy a battery, and other things piled on. This week it's all about the kids. Went through Tucker's and Ethan's clothes. Guess who has no summer clothes? Guess what I'm buying Friday? 

What I figure is our Mortgage payment is dropping by 20 dollars. I will keep paying the same amount so that is an extra 100 dollars. And between now and the end of the year I will try hard to find another 160 to make up the difference so we can stay on track. Find 5 here and 10 there it will add up and we will get back on track. 

OH our Mortgage payment is dropping by 20 dollars. Complete shock because the Mortgage payment always goes up and up, this is the first time ever it went down. So can't wait for the re-fi to really drop the payment!

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