MovingKnitter

Why moving knitter? Because it's me. :) Not only am I in the process of moving from California to Oklahoma, but I knit on the move in all kinds of places. I'll write about the knitting I do or want to do and the places as I knit in them.

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Location: Lawton, Oklahoma, United States

I'm an ample in my mid 40s with 2 kids, both grown and on their own. My favorite list is ample-knitters! I've lived in 9 states so far and hope this move to our home state is the last one.I have 3 shih tzu's that are my kids. My husband is retired (again) and very mechanical.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

We might be able to get into a house

I stil have my job - I'm a month and 2 wks into my 3 month probationary period. So far, so good. And I've managed to make a little extra by having my quality good on the calls. Every little bit helps, right? And I just found out that there's another telemarketing company in Lawton that starts folks around $8 and hr. Be a good step up from $6 if I can get it when they hire the next time. And they let you crochet or knit! Mine is a micro management company. sigh. Nothing on the desk that's not company material. Makes 8 hrs. real boring. But I HAVE A JOB! : )

Jim's job is working out well so far. Once he's finished his training, he'll get more hours. And that will help everyone. You see, we've found a modular home that was repossessed that we can get with new carpet and appliances for uner 40k. With Jim's and my salary, I think we can swing that. Now we have to find a place to put it. We've found a spot near Faxon that Mike likes. And the lady will let him act as agent on a few sales and put his cut toward the down on the property. I think it's a good deal. It's 6.6 acres in what was a wheat field. So it's all cleared and relatively smooth. We'll have to plant trees and put in septic. The folks we're buying from are getting electric and water put in.

Mike's started getting inquiries about his trikes and has started the process to get the business license and tax license back. He's set up some distributor deals with a few parts companies that will go into effect when he gets the licenses. If he sells 3 trikes a year he should be able to make between 21k to 30k a year depending on whether he sells rolling frames or complete trikes or something in the middle.

He's found a way to buy a demo building to use as a shop and a poly house for me. Now it's all about getting financing based on Jim and my's income. And Mike's if he'll allow it.

Guess I need go dig out the tax files from the boxes and start doing our taxes. I know they'll want that and more. Except for the fact that I'm sure we'll owe money we don't have. It's the pits when you end up with a pay cut this deep and have to pay taxes on the money you made before the cut. sigh.

We'll manage some how. And we need to get insurance on the trucks so we can get OK tags and licenses. Thank goodness I still get some $$ from CA to make up the difference between my salary and the unemployment at least through August.

The WeatherPixie