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The joys of self sufficiency

Friday, April 25, 2014

I've been on my own since my ex left 18 years ago. I'm a single mother and my lovely DD is coming home next week after her 1st year of college. I pride myself on being able to do a lot around the house, as a woman, on my own.

I have 2 beautiful cats that I rescued, Meeko & Blue.

Meeko likes to chew on things, like the cords on window blinds! What a lovely result! But being that I am self reliant, I measured the windows and bought 2 blinds (for $4 each!) which I was able to hang by myself!



Before: Meeko's blind design



After: The new blind

I wanted to get a keypad on my garage door so that guests, family, or friends would be able to come into my house without having to have a key (and I have a weird key that costs $50 for each extra one!) I saved almost $40 by having the keypad mailed to me and then I drilled it into the wall and programmed it myself. So rather than spending $200 to have extra keys made, I spent $65 and didn't have to pay for installation as I did it myself.

These are the joys of self sufficiency. What can/do you do to make yourself proud?
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  • WATERDIAMONDS
    Well done. Living proof that we can do a lot if we just put our minds into it!
    2299 days ago
  • SVELTEWARRIOR
    Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2302 days ago
  • LONGLEANNLANKY
    Awesome!!
    2302 days ago
  • DIANEDOESSMILES
    H hon !!

    LOVE the kitties !! Since the kids are all grown now,,,, and don't visit "as MUCH as I'd LIKE (DAILY 24/7 !! LIVING HERE ! HAHAHAA) I ALSo have a kitty cat,, Isabella,,, Izzy. She's a JOY , but yet VERY INDEPENT and I've had 4 cats b4 her,, which were ALL babies,,, and ALWAYS on my lap !! This one LOVES my lap only in the early AM as I am sleeping (often wakes me up,, the pain) and at night between 7 to 11ish. Other than that,, she's pretty mch on her own, but shes NOT a prob. Other than she LOVES to CHEW on carboard,,,, LOVES IT !!! So of course NO boxes of any types,, even as things get mailed to me (I am good at that),,,, they hAVe to go RIGHT out. WHAT A MESS she makes ! For her scratching box,, is of cardboard,,, but she also sleeps on it,, so I have NO HEART to take that away. LOL

    I have to be a self doer also. However I have bad balance probs,, so there's alimit to it, but still it's FUN !
    2302 days ago
  • RUNNING-TURTLE
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    2302 days ago
  • DWROBERGE
    Keep focused for success.
    2302 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    That is awesome, my husband is a soldier ina tactical squadron I am self sufficient too !
    2303 days ago
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