I took advantage of an eBay promotion for a bunch of free listings in combination with a new advertising option on Bonanza to list all of my store items on eBay.... So I now have over 500 eBay listings. Please feel free to check them out here! Some end in a week, but most of them are 30 day listings that won't end until the end of November / beginning of December.
I've also managed to get over 200 listings on Amazon.
Uncharacteristically, I have allowed myself to start day-dreaming about what it might be like if we buy the house on 20 acres I have my eye on. I know the odds aren't in our favor. We've never gotten a loan before, and only recently acquired our first credit card. I've always been a firm believer that if you can't afford it, you don't need it... so building credit is something new to me. Anyway - daydreaming... I keep looking at the Google maps satellite view of the property, imagining where I'd put the garden, where the kids' play set will go, the possibility of several gardens to grow all kinds of food, and maybe even chickens some day. Tony has decided to wait a month and re-evaluate our finances to decide when it would be appropriate to approach the bank or real estate agent. I worry that the dream house won't be on the market anymore, but I have to keep reminding myself... if it's meant to be, it will be there and things will line up. With his new promotion and more work hours, hopefully we can get things going in the right direction.
I've been unusually stressed lately between Tony's extra hours (and this is just day 2), and the possibility of a forced move in our future. In the meantime, the most I can do is try to down-size my "stuff" to make moving easier, and put some money in our pockets to help with the move.