Sunday, March 11, 2012


In order to focus my attention on my 2 year portfolio building project, I spent the weekend getting organized at home.  Got caught up on all my yard work, cleaned and organized my apartment.  Had to get my old bedroom cleaned up and dried out for the painters.  My landlord finally got the roof fixed and they plan on repairing my apartment first.  I thought it would speed things up a bit, not to mention making things more comfortable for myself, to get everything ready so they can come in and get the job done as quickly as possible.

It's been quite an ordeal, dealing with the water leaks and mold for the past 6 months or so, but they're finally making some progress.  I've taken advantage of the time to decide what I could live without.  I figure I'll kill two birds with one stone.  I'll clear up room in my apartment and make some money by selling all the things I no longer want or need at my sister's next yard sale.  Whatever money I make from the sale I'll put to work in my investment plan.  Rather than having a lot of things collecting dust, I'll add shares of stocks to my investment account and collect dividends.

The restaurant where I work gave me a couple of Coca Cola clocks I intend to put in the sale.  I would have been happy making a few bucks, since they cost me nothing, but I've found out they're actually quite valuable.  If I sell them at the rummage sale I won't make as much as selling them on Ebay, but I should still do all right.  Whatever I make off them is pure profit. 

As soon as they repaint my old bedroom, I plan on making it my new home office.  I'm keep my bedroom on the north side of the building where it's more shaded during the hot summer months.  I have most of the furnishings, so I just need to pick up a writing desk and another filing cabinet.  I know a place near here where I should be able to get a good deal on used office furniture and should be able to get any office supplies I need with register rewards from Walgreens.  

It will be nice to get everything back to normal and get busy building my new investment portfolio and pursuing some of my other small business ideas.  2012 is beginning to look like a good year for me, we'll see how it goes. 

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