Monday, August 1, 2011

Happenings here lately.

So, we have been doing some junk mail delivering which sort of takes over the house 6 days out of 7.  It has been great though to have some way of earning some extra cash.  I pay each child a portion according to the amount of work they do.  The smaller ones are getting about $6-10 a week and the bigger one has been getting about $65-80 a week.  They don't get all of it straight up.  We have been pretty strict since the first time they ever earnt money from their grandparents or by helping us.  One third immediately goes into a long term savings account which they will not get until they are in their 20's.  One third goes into a normal bank account that we call short term savings for things such as big toys or a big experience.  The last third they get in cash.

My eldest has been forgoing his last third and putting it in the bank also.  Over the last 5 weeks or so he has earnt enough to buy himself an Ipod Touch 4th Generation and some accessories.  Now, I don't know much about them, but he is having a lot of fun with it.   He has a new goal already, a laptop.  I really can't argue with that, can I?  Less money for Santa or Mum and Dad to spend.

I am using my hard earned cash to pay for a gym membership.  I haven't been losing weight despite the extra 4 hours of walking each week so now I am doing weights at gym to build some muscle.  I hope that helps as I really don't like weighing 80kg after being 60kg for most of my adult life.

The boys' cars are finished.  I will hopefully post pictures before the big race.

Best wishes
Jen

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