Yeah, I know it's Saturday; but nonetheless, time for our newly-reinstated Friday Roundup in which we list whatever we did during the week, big or small, that inched us toward increased self-sufficiency or self-reliance.
It's winter, so things are still slow as far as what we can get done, but we've done a few things this week:
• We bought wood since we're gearing up for a production run of tankards.
We're in the early stages of getting ready to sell the business, which -- who knows? -- might become a home-based business for someone else.
• I've continued my slow but steady progress in eradicating the unnecessary. This week I tackled our enormous file boxes of old tax records. You wouldn't believe how far back some of these files went went; how about 1997?
With the blessings of our tax preparer, I cleaned out twelve years' worth of old tax files, records, canceled checks, and other supporting flotsam and jetsam (you can see the enormous pile of discarded paperwork in front of Lydia). The only think I kept were the taxes themselves (one folder per year). When the snow melts off, we'll hold a burn party and send the ashes to the earth.
That's about it for us. How about you? What have you done this week, big or small, to increase your self-sufficiency?
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