The boys are taking Red Cross swimming safety skills through our dive shop in anticipation of our annual trip to the beach. We are all about real world safety skills, just in case. They have had a big time this summer without having to spend a ton of money. We've tried to keep things simple (read: cheap/frugal) since I'm in college.
Money has been tight, but Sweetheart has been working two evenings a night on her other job.Which means that I've had to step things up with the chores, and taking care of the house. The boys are getting older and able to help out more around the house. It usually takes longer, but we are trying to have them become productive members of our society. No sense in raising another free loader, there is enough of those already!
The boys already earn their own money by doing chores. Their main source of income is school by good behavior, and keeping up with their school work. We feel that that is their job until they get out of college. Hopefully they will be smart enough to get an education early. I have some regrets about not going to college sooner, but I wouldn't have met my wife and had my two adventurous boys if I hadn't waited so long. How time slips away so quickly...
The hallway painting project has been rather slow, with only a few hours on Sunday being the norm. It should be completed soon after I'm done with the summer semester though. Like I said earlier, I've had to pick up the slack on chores. It seems that most projects take way too long around here. My Dad would have it knocked out on a weekend or a day.
Speaking of which, they have become regular readers of my blog. It kinda throws me for a loop every now and then when they mention something that has been posted. Hi Mom and Dad! I wasn't really sure how they would take the whole preparedness blog, but my Grandmother and Granddad were better preppers than our family. Grandmother always had a full pantry, probably enough for a good six months worth of food for the two of them. When Y2K was coming up, I asked my Mom if she had thought about it, and she said that "Yeah, we'll go to Grandmother's house".
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Sweetheart and I have talked about this very scenario. What do you do when your parents and other family members start showing up at your doorstep after a SHTF event? We'll post our thoughts after we hear your comments.
Comments are welcomed and encouraged!