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A new adventure!

November 29th, 2006 at 10:49 am

I quit my part time job to try something new with my full-time company. It's going to get me about $6000 more per year, which will go a LONG way into getting this mountain of debt off our backs.

Our hard work has been paying off, though. Our FICOs have gone up about 30 points since the last time I checked, which was in July.

I've been thinking a lot lately about the footprint I've been leaving on the earth, and how I'd like to try to live a cleaner, greener life. I'm looking into starting my own compost and growing my own vegetables next year. Does anyone have any experience with either?

Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving!

4 Responses to “A new adventure!”

  1. fern Says:

    Good for you with the green footprint! Composting is easy, just don't add anything to the pile except vegetable matter, no meats, grease or fish or you'll attract unwanted rodents. Also add grass trimmings or leaves to the compost, and turn it occassionally to get the breakdown process going.

    There's too much to say about gardening here, but if you want to start off with some of the easiest to grow veggies, i'd go with stringbeans, tomatoes and peas or snap peas, cukes are easy, too. Don't know where you live, but you can prepare for the spring planting by reading up on gardening basics this winter and plotting out your garden.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    That sounds great!

    Um, exactly what is it that you will be doing with your original company? Overtime?

  3. ChimbleySweep Says:

    fern: Thanks for the ideas! I live in Kansas City, so it doesn't get TOO cold here, but it does get fairly warm in the summer. I'm excited for it. I've always wanted a garden and I finally have a yard of my own to tear up. Smile
    broken arrow: Not overtime! I took a different position in the company that is a little more challenging, thus earning a bit more money. I also have the added bonus of receiving payment for mileage, since I will basically be travelling across the metro Kansas City area to fulfill the demands of this position. Big Grin

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    The best book I've ever read on composting is called Let it Rot! Can't remember the author but Amazon has it, check your library first. A really good book for your first garden is called Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza. Wonderful for learning how to do things in a green way.

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