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Who's Caved and Turned the Heat On??

October 4th, 2011 at 06:29 am

Believe me, I've already been tempted. But I haven't. It's been feeling mighty chilly here in Connecticut. This morning, for instance, I woke up to 62 degrees in the house.

I think we will finally see some sunshine after all the rain, rain, rain. So maybe it will warm up a bit, too.

Last night, friend and I went to see Sarah's Key at the $2 movie theater. I like Kristin Scott Thomas, but I thought the rest of the acting was just okay. It was a bit of a tear-jerker.

I'm running out in a little while to meet up with the nutrition study research assistant. Just a quick rendezvous at a fast food joint so she can give me some supplies for the coming week. Then next week I go to UConn and I get paid my 3rd of 4 installments, about $100.

I'm now registered with six online survey sites. I found an interesting site, surveypolice.com, that ranks them all (user reviews) as to how good they are, but I ultimately signed up with those that offered cash back, or at least gift cards, as a form of payment, rather than just shopping stuff. I'm not sure if all the effort will be worth it. My goal last month, before I signed up with the extra sites and was working with just 3 of them, was to clear $150 in online survey payments each month. I only made $46 lasts month....not sure what happened, other than they don't always have surveys I qualify for. Hence my motivation for signing up for more.

I'm also about to begin editing emails for that IT director. I intentionally told him I'd bill him weekly to ensure that I get paid; he's supposed to pay me through my new Paypal account. (Gosh, I feel so with it these days, technology-wise.) He's using Google docs, which is the coolest thing. I never really looked into it before. I don't think this will pay much at all; i guess I'd be lucky to do $20 a week, but if it was steady, that would be nice.

Then again, the first time I happen to not be home when he sends me an email to edit, he may wind up letting me go. But obviously, I can't remain tied to the house on the off chance he may have a teeny bit of work for me. He said every few days he'd have something. So I think I'll get in the habit of reporting in to him each day I have a need to leave the house and just tell him the hours I'll be out. Which is what I did today.

I'm feeling a little frustrated with the money manager client. We spoke on the phone yesterday and he told me I really need to trim down the story I wrote, becus it's too long, and that he was going to send me a few changes he made. I never got it, and so I really can't begin until I see what he's done. So until I wrap this up, I can't really bill him. Although he had me cap my price at $200, or 5 hours worth of work. I've pretty much already spent that much time on it and regret agreeing to that cap, but it didn't seem like i'd get the job without it.

I haven't applied for a f/t perm job in a while, which worries me. There's just nothing out there. ESPN has its office about 45 minutes from here, and they seem to be constantly looking for editors, lots of 'em. But they want people with an interest in sports. It bores me to tears. I suppose I could fake it, I don't know. ESPN seems to be a huge organization.

15 Responses to “Who's Caved and Turned the Heat On??”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I didn't know they made a movie of Sarah's Key. I loved the book.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Oh, and yes I did turn on the heat last week. It was really cold, and I don't hold up well in the cold.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I've turned the heat on a few mornings. I had one morning at 65 and that is just too cold for me. Once it takes the chill out of the air I turn it back off again. I don't need it on at night when I'm covered up.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    I was wondering if someone was going to start the heat challenge. I've been sorely tempted, but I haven't yet. And it's supposed to be in the 70s today, though it doesn't feel like it yet!

  5. justericka Says:

    i havent turned mine on yet...im trying to hold out til 11/1...dont know if ill make it tho...lol.

  6. starfishy Says:

    I turned mine on for about an hour a few weeks ago when my house was freezing and I was a bit under the weather. Have kept it off since and am hoping to continue, but it's starting to get cold inside! It's definitely been below 60 the past few nights in my house.

  7. ThriftoRama Says:

    Me,but only because of the babies. 2 and 3 are too young to have to walk around seeing their breath. When they're 8? no heat!

  8. NJDebbie Says:

    Not yet! I'm not looking forward to a 500 gallon oil tank at $3.20 per gallon!

  9. littlegopher Says:

    Not yet at our house - but we're having very summer-like weather here now!

  10. dmontngrey Says:

    Heat? I haven't even shut the windows!! Smile I'm north of you as well.

  11. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yep! Heat is on! Friday we have a chance of snow .... while Texas is still in the high 80's/low 90's ...

  12. patientsaver Says:

    Funny,I never got any of these replies in my inbox.

    I think Nov. 1 is a fine goal to shoot for! It ws 61 in the house this a.m. but i have so many blankets on the bed it was fine overnight. And then I heard something about it being in the 80s this weekend!!!!! Yippee. I will take that time to take out more screens from my windows for the winter and to wash the windows.

  13. PauletteGoddard Says:

    My husband turned the heat on a few days ago. He works in our unheated basement.

  14. My English Castle Says:

    My feet are cold in the mornings, but I'm sure I'll make it another few weeks.

  15. My English Castle Says:

    I have now officially caved. I tried to tough it out through the cold and blowing on Wednesday, but was feeling sorry for self and cranked on the heat. It's lovely.

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