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Mini Homestead Happenings for 3/8/2009

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on March 8, 2009


I thought that I would update everyone on Zowie’s cat, Tigerr. Remember: He had the kitty acne. We took care of it and but he was left with the stripes on his skin.

Well, his fur is growing back in the previously affected area now, but the stripes are still there. I don’t think that they are going to go away.

I am looking through seed catalogs and thinking about gardening. 47* temperatures are helpful for this. Things are melting, and I am wondering when I will be able to start gardening again and working with the compost.

Zowie was so busy last month that she was hardly home. My sisters, Katie and Sheila, and I went to a talent show for her Key Club that she was waitressing for. We had a great time, and they earned a lot of money. She will be going to Springfield, Massachusetts with her Key Club.

Zowie texts way too much, and uses too many units on the Trac Phone. We took her info off the phone, locked  the keys and put it into my drawer in case one of us needs it later one.

Zowie made $20.00 babysitting one day and purchased a Go Phone. I only had to pay the remaining .99 and the sales tax.

With her survivors benefits, I set her up with a monthly calling plan for just under $55.00. This plans does two things:

  1. Gives her 200 minutes of anytime use, so that she and I can keep in contact when she is away, and so that she can use the phone for emergencies. These are rollover minutes.
  2. Gives her unlimited texting. She only texts her friends anyway.

I am babysitting again, at Marcy’s this time. This keeps my home cleaner. I also do some cleaning for her, and homeschool her two 5 year olds.

I am also still working on building my freelance writing career. This type of thing takes time, and I take it as I go. I love writing!

Hope you are doing well.

Shannon

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