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March 13, 2009

No Longer MIA

I can't even bring myself to check on how long it's been since I last posted. It feels like it's been months and it probably has. I miss blogging but home life has had me far to busy to even think about posting.

I put my flabby butt on the fit train and I'm hating it. I miss being able to eat whatever I want and I'm grouchy because of it. I'm about to throw down the towel and say "Bring it on Fat"!

We are on a countdown to the completion and refinance our house. We got so used to living with something missing here and something needing done there. A tile cracked and needing replaced here and a touch up spot needing paint there and we didn't realize how much needed to be done. It's a little overwhelming when you don't have enough time in the day to dedicate to things that need to be done.

We started an Ebay business a few months ago. It started with Josh deciding it was time for our yearly purge. Every year we sell Hockey Cards, Electronics, Books, Wedding stuff etc..All things laying in boxes and cluttering up the basement. Then we decided to clean out our overcrowded DVD stand and sell the DVD's we never watch and they sold and sold well. So we looked into buying in bulk and selling and that week our first 200 DVD's came, they all sold and we got to thinking this might be a better idea then we thought. We have grown 50% each month since then. We ship anywhere from 50-70 DVD's a day and list just as many. It's supplemented our income greatly but it's taking a toll on our free time. Basically we have none. We stay up late and work, we wake up early and work. Our office currently holds over 1,200 DVD's. If the growth continues I plan to quit my job by this Fall. I have to or we are going to have to hire someone. By then we will be dealing with over 500 DVD's a day, shipping and listing. There is no way I can do that, work and be a parent to the boys. I walk into my office and feel like I'm in the twilight zone. DVD's everywhere and I'm not sure how this happened because it happened so fast. Josh and I were 100% happy with our jobs and the way things were going. We knew we needed something else to supplement our income while saving for the refinance but we did not know this is where things would turn. It's crazy how life takes turns and twists and all of a sudden your doing something and it's getting bigger than you ever could have imagined.

Needless to say with the countless hours I spend on the computer I have very little time to blog but as we get a handle on this monster we created and learn how to manage our time better I can continue to be a better blogger instead of a slacker :)

I have tons of deals to post throughout the coming days. Old Navy Weekly, freebies, my Wags shopping trips, upcoming deals and even a giveaway! I also have new pictures of the house. I also have a ton of blogs to catch up on!

Ah, it feels good to be back!

4 comments:

Jenny.Lee said...

Glad your back!

Jennelle said...

I'm glad you're back! It's great that you guys are able to make money on eBay; I hope your success continues!

Cecilia said...

Welcome back!!! I missed having your Wags posts. I've started doing some shopping there and my husband loves that I am saving so much money. Thank you so much for showing us your coupon tricks. Good luck on the continued success of your Ebay business.

Maria said...

Good to hear from you! Congratulations on the eBay business!