Yay for a successful swap!
I should be opening Round 2 at the end of the month, have a month for crafting, send-outs beginning of May. Should I put up an interest thread in the New Swap Ideas board?
Anyway, THANK YOU FOR BEING AWESOME!!!
And now for the non-swappy portion of the post ... (if that annoys you, please just read the above! I'm not trying to be annoying, but there's some momentary panic setting in ...) Someone close to me (not me!) isn't doing so well financially. Her income is less than her outgoing. She's not happy about having to scale back, etc etc, but she really doesn't have a choice. I've given her some hard truths tonight, given her her marching orders to pay off some debt ASAP, cancel a couple of services altogether ... what else can I suggest she do? Her electric bill alone is astronomical ... and there's a 99% probability that she'll be paid less soon (hence the panicking on her part).
So I'm turning to you, lovely Craftster peeps. Any advice for an older woman to save money on a monthly basis? Tips on weatherizing? (I've made her a draft dodger for her front door. She's in a condo, though, so she can't do too much, but anything non-permanent ...) Feel free to PM so we don't annoy people or anything with OTish discussions!
Sorry for piling this all on you all, but I knew you'd have great ideas that I haven't thought of! (As a side note - I'm feeling better about her situation than I did when I arrived at her house this afternoon, but it's still not spectacular.) THANK YOU!