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I can so see why folk live off the system

January 19th, 2010 at 08:13 am

I love having my husband here. I really do. And I can't quite understand anyone being bored being home.

Of course we have 4 kids, plenty of activities, and we home school. So not much down time even with him home.

And with the govt giving us unemployment practically forever we could live like this. And with our savings being decent, not great, but decent, we could keep this up for a LOOONG time.

Course if my husband was working 40 hours to bring in the little paycheck, it would suck. But since he is here it is a lovely tradeoff, I can skip eating out for months in return for him around!

Not that he isn't looking, but...did I mention I would love to find an at home income?

Though I am glad that our lifestyle is already more spartan than the average American, it would suck to have to give up everything.

As it is we live rather cheap and only the real extras have to go. My friends who have houses with heat at 75 and oreos with pop for every lunch wonder why we are not crushed with bills.

I did make some laundry soap and give it to a friend to try, dunno if she grasps why 5 for 10 gallons can help me pay my bills, but I hope so. I also promised another friend a bucket of it, and prolly will offer some to a third. It is really easy to make, and honestly amazes us how cheap it is. Wonder if I can get a little under the table business selling the stuff. Charge a dollar for a big bucket of it, and sell to 5 folk I make the price back Smile.

ETA

Text is Momfrom Misourii blog with laundry soap and Link is http://countrysidechristianacademy.blogspot.com/
Momfrom Misourii blog with laundry soap
scroll down on the left side for soap and misc recipes

7 Responses to “I can so see why folk live off the system”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Tell us all how to make laundry detergent! Then someone (BA?) short sell Proctor and Gamble!

  2. Tabs Says:

    Oh man, I would love to work at home too. Glad things are working out well, given the situation.

  3. PrincessPerky Says:

    Oh the recipe is from Countryside life, Mom from Missouri's homeschool blog

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    AS makes our laundry detergent, and it works great except our whites are gradually getting dingy. We're thinking about getting a big thing of Oxy Clean and just giving them a soak once in awhile, but do you have any ideas?

  5. mom-from-missouri Says:

    ceejay74--do you use bleach?? I still use bleach. Once in a very blue moon, I use oxyclean on something--such as when one of the girls grinds mud into her sisters new jeans.

    But, my husbands rash goes away when we use mine, and comes back when we use the store bought, so that says a lot to me!

  6. nanamom Says:

    I can't seem to find Borax where I live, anyone know a recipe without it?

  7. PrincessPerky Says:

    ah, no, sorry.

    We had to go to half a dozen stores to find ours.

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