Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New cars & stuff!

It's been a great week so far.  Let's start with the cars.  My 2007 Ford Escape has been great for the last 2 1/2 years.  But, it now needed about $1000 worth of work.  Rich's truck literally fell apart so we were down to only 1 vehicle.  Since I am currently working an hour away, that's a problem.  Also, my 6 cylinder was eating gas like you wouldn't believe!  So, we went to the local Ford dealer and traded it in.  We went from this:



To this for me:


And this for Rich:



The dealer gave us enough for my Escape to cover both vehicles, plates, taxes, and we get a check for $243! 


I also got my bingo prize in the mail today for our last round of ILCS bingo.  Vicky sent me Little House Needleworks' "Ye Olde Coffee House" .  Quite appropriate!!

I got the wings almost finished on the first of my Petite Christmas Angels:



I've put it up to work on my March ornament.  Everything will get put up pretty soon since I have a model coming that needs to be stitched VERY quickly!


Now, for the best part of this week.  I've been hired by a company called Wyzant Tutoring.  I've passed all my certification tests, submitted my profile for the parents, and I'm waiting on final approval.  As of April 1, I can start accepting students for tutoring. The best part is that my fee will be $35 an hour.  I get 60% to start and will eventually go up to 80%.  My fee will also increase as I get more experience.  I CAN QUIT WORKING FOR OFFICE TEAM!!!!  Yeah!!!! 



So, that's my week so far.  How was yours?


17 comments:

  1. Your stitching looks good. Good luck with the tutoring.

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  2. Wow! You are having a great week. Love the cars! very snazzy! Glad the pattern got to you. If you already have please return it. I won't be upset. The wings are very pretty.

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    1. Thanks, Vicky! I not only don't already have that pattern, I've never seen it! It'll be perfect for my kitchen!

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  3. You go girl. What a wonderful week you are having! Love the new car. =)

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  4. Great news all around!!!! Congrats on the new vehicles.
    Debi

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  5. Wow, you are having a great week! I wish I could trade one vehicle for two AND get money back! That's just awesome.

    Your petite angel is looking good! Can't wait to see what ornie you're working on.

    Congrats on the tutoring. My daughter is student teaching right now and tutoring as well. She loves it!

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    1. Thanks, Pam! Where in IL are you??

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  6. What a great week so far Berly. Your angel is looking so pretty!
    Congrats on being hired to do tutoring - I know you'll do a great job. So glad you can give up the office work!

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  7. You are having a great week Berly and great news about the tutoring too:)
    Mary Louise in IN

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  8. I just received a Liebster Blog award, and now I have chosen to give an award to you and your blog also! You can read all about the award on my blog here:

    http://dragonsluver.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-award.html

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    1. Wow, I'm honored, Katie! Thanks!!

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  9. I know that feeling of driving a car and wondering what's going to go next or when is it going to die. I finally replaced my car of 10 years and it feels great to be driving something so much more reliable!

    Your stitching is looking great!

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    1. Thanks, Dani! It's got a few bugs in it, but we're working them out!

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