(I've asked a question at the end of this post that I'd very much like to have your answer to…)
Okay, our Christmas has been, ummm, interesting this year. Being snowbound was just the beginning, and the root cause of much of our dissatisfaction with the holiday season thus far. A couple of days into the snowboundness, our DVD player decided it didn't want to work anymore. We don't have cable right now, but luckily, we still have a VCR and some Christmas specials on VHS tapes, but our Netflix DVDs are just sitting there waiting for our new player to arrive. Then, we couldn't go out and find a Christmas tree. Then, we couldn't get to Christmas Eve service at our church (this was the biggest blow). Yesterday we were finally able to get out of the house for a bit because our friend sent her dad over to pick us up with his 4-wheel drive capability and so we all went to the movies and had dinner together. Ah, nice. Maybe we can salvage something here.
Oh, wait. Woke up this morning to a non-functioning furnace! It's still snowing! The melted snow turns to ice at night! And we have no heat?! Repairman arrived this afternoon, tuned it up a bit, then announced that in addition to needing that, we are now out of oil. Placed an order for it immediately only to find that the earliest they can get it to us is WEDNESDAY! I'm cold NOW!
And I'm also very, very broke now. After Christmas expenses, on top of moving expenses, money for fixing the furnace and filling the tank with oil is a very large, very unexpected expense. We're new to this land of furnaces and our landlord thought for sure we'd have enough to get us through the winter at least so we thought we wouldn't have to worry about it until next fall at the earliest.
Now I'm trying to figure out how to raise some extra cash in a hurry. Maybe have a big sale on my artwork, say 50% off? That would make my small 5" x 7" canvases $50 (tax and shipping included).
But if I was to do that, would anybody be able to take advantage of it? Would anybody want to?
Seriously. I'm asking you. Would you be interested? Please let me know. If I get enough positive response, I'll do it.