It's that time of the month again, time for me to check in on my Living Your Five progress. And, despite the craziness of page proofs, bank card fraud, and helping out a friend with a crazy deadline and two little one, I think I did pretty well.
The Gift That Keeps On Giving
As I mentioned in my last update, my birthday was on September 10. When the topic of gifts came up in conversation with my mom I said, "I don't need more stuff. Just make a donation in my name to either the Red Cross, the Sierra Club, or Heifer International. Your choice." My parents chose Heifer (I think because they know it's the closest to my heart) and made a generous little donation, purchasing a goat on my behalf. Some struggling family is going to be very happy.
The Whooshy Toilet
Every since my apartment complex "fixed" my toiled a couple months back it's been making this whoosh sound 3-4 times a day, suggesting that it probably has some kind of minor leak. For a while I let it go, thinking it wasn't a big deal. But then I thought about my Five and how little things add up. So I called my complex. The plumber came by immediately, declared it a problem flapper, and replaced it. Only shortly after it left the toilet started whooshing 3-4 times an hour! I called back to my complex and the next day the plumber came back and fixed it. For good. Silence is golden ... and green.
Auction For a Cause Update
My eBay auction netted more than $7 for the American Red Cross. That may not seem like a lot, but I have six more things (at least) to auction before my move next month. Here's hoping each one nets another $7 for a total of almost $50. Now that will be significant.
So, there you have it. My Five update. How'd I do? Baby steps are still steps. And, of course, the more important question: How are you doing?
Are you ready to Live Your Five?