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Sell Sell Sell

May 27th, 2015 at 11:16 am

One of the side effects of Brandus moving out is that I've finally admitted we won't be having any other kids. We tried for several years, then put everything on hold starting last year when he first started really struggling with alcoholism.

Which means I am finally clearing out my favorite cloth diapers that I saved from when Voldemort was a baby. They're really cute and super soft and I love them, but they make me sad, and I would rather they go to a kiddo who needs them.

I've sold four so far for a grand total of $35, and have several more listed, so hopefully the rest will go soon as well.

As it's summer coming up, my time to proofread has increased as well. Currently, I'm proofing an anthology ($15 each story), a second proofing on a novel ($30), and a novella ($30). I've also yet to invoice on second proofs for two novels ($60). It doesn't leave me rolling in dough or anything, but it definitely helps over the summer when I'm trying to bank as much of my teaching paycheck as I can.

Voldemort does still go to childcare over the summer - not full time, just two days a week - because I have to pay to keep his spot open anyway, so why not make sure he gets to spend time with other kids and I get to spend time NOT dealing with the eight billion questions a day he likes to ask. Smile

We're getting there.

3 Responses to “Sell Sell Sell”

  1. laura/deacon's wife Says:


    Sounds like you are doing OK under the circumstances. Remember to stay connected with true friends! Smile

  2. snafu Says:

    If you are in 'Sell' mode, you might start going through all secondary storage sites like attic, basement, garage, back of cupboards, closets etc. to identify items that you no longer use or need or love that can be sold on Facebook sale page, CraigsList or whatever venue is popular in your community. I've changed out closets from fall/winter to spring/summer which helped me review clothes and stuff in closets. Anything ripped, stained, elastic sprung, ugly got trashed. Items in good condition went to GW out protocol. It's reduced stress to have only the stuff we need, use and love in cupboards, drawers and shelves.

    I'd planned to go through kitchen cupboards, drawers & bottom of pantry to identify items I haven't used in the last 18 months, with potential to sell. We've visitors here just now so when they leave, I'll be taking pictures and hopefully sell excess.

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Good luck and keep on selling.

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