Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hubby and Teen Working Together

There's plenty of work on the property where we have our teen help out. This week we were busy cleaning out the storeroom.

Our New Neighborhood IHOP

Here's how things have been developing ~ do you think they'll be open by the end of August?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Things I Learned Thursday - August 13, 2009

UHaul rentals available at American Mini Storage E Craig Rd Las Vegas

Thank you to Chocolate Covered Daydreams for introducing me Things I Learned Thursday!

It's the A/C that's not working not and that's why it's hot ~ not me!

Las Vegas is just too hot!

Naps are good!

Marcus is a good kid! Thank you Heavenly Father!

It's official ~ we're parents of a High School Senior!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - August 10, 2009

Toby, the Wonder Dog, and his sidekick, Marcus

It's Back to School Month for our family. Our son is a senior this year and attending a distance learning public school program. We'll be replacing his computer tower and purchasing school clothes this month.

I decided to increase our food budget, by $200 a month and cut down on the dining out. Charles and Marcus love to eat out but I'm tired of the expense. Theres no leftovers and Marcus is usually still hungry. We'll see how our family adjust to this change.

New England Pot Roast

Mexican Chicken Soup


Spaghetti with Whole Wheat Noodles

Bean Soup

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Do It Yourself Moving and Packing Tips

The BerryMorins would like to share some suggestions to make your Do It Yourself move go well.

Suggestion 1: Make a reservation - don't assume that there's plenty of trucks available for your move. Some areas, like Las Vegas, have a shortage of equipment.

Suggestion 2: Have your vehicle checked before your move. We had a customer,who had towed her vehicle, try and start her car and the battery was dead. She admitted that she hadn't driven it in several months. She had to keep the truck and tow dolly an extra day so she could get her vehicle to a dealership. $$$$

Suggestion 3: Make sure you have plenty of extra money for your move. Remember you have to return the truck full, you have to eat, pay for a place to stay and possibly have emergencies along the way. We had a customer's wife arrive with a sprained ankle. They had to take her to a clinic and he was concerned about expenses.

Suggestion 4: Hire additional help - We cannot tell you how many times people have flaked and then you have to load your truck yourself. Also, many people do not know how to pack a truck efficiently.

Suggestion 5: Pack a First Night Box - this one is because we couldn't find our frying pan for 3 days, misplaced Marcus' monitor electric connection and our plates.

Have a Relaxing and Blessed Sunday

Marcus walking Toby on property

Charles and I have to work so I hope you have a relaxing and blessed day!

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