I have had a brilliant idea. I know, another one, it never ends. I can't work, not at a real job anyway, not where I would be expected to show up every day and actually finish something...And husband has a bad back, he might have another 10 years in him but his boss could get more fed up and pull the pin on his business at any time. Lots of boss' do so there are no guarantees. And husband getting another job might not be easy, he will be at that age and has no formal qualifications. He is smart and strong and a brilliant worker but none of that seems to count now in days of resumes and bits of paper saying you did this course or that. So, how would we then have an income? He wouldn't be pension age and by the time he is there may not be pensions being paid out anyway. So we need a plan and I have what could be the perfect one.
He is a casual worker and gets what some would see as a pretty good daily pay but...he only gets that when there is work on the day. He has 3, maybe 4 days work this week but he has just had 4 weeks at home with no income at all. Last Winter there was no work, no money coming in, for near on 4 months. So the good daily pay over 12 months...not so good. When I first came up with this brilliant plan I said to him we needed ways to make $4000 a year 10 times to get close to his wage now. He says we could probably manage on $30000 so there we are. I/We need 10 ways to make $3000. That doesn't sound hard at all does it.
The hard part seems to be me coming up with these 10 viable, legal things. I have been asking around and gosh, there are some clever and creative people out there and so many ideas. I am in the process of collecting ideas and will put up the list later on this week knowing that it will be added to as I ask more people.
Once the list is up I will then need to come up with ways to get the process started and then...actually get the process started. It will be fun!
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