Over the last month, Mr. Frugal has developed a new application that runs on Facebook that will tell your social network about a job search.
Once logged into Facebook, the FriendlyJobs application allows users to post details of the type of job you’re looking for, and will then update a user’s status to let people know about their need for a job. In the next few days, I will add the ability to see job searches of friends of friends.
The application can be found at: http://apps.facebook.com/friendlyjobs or through this link (if you’re logged into Facebook).
Mrs. Frugal and I just got back from a birthday party for a friend of ours this evening. We sat next to someone who is an executive at a large garden plant wholesaler. Mrs. F. and the executive had a long talk about plants and her fight to keep ours alive.
At the beginning of the summer, Mrs. Frugal and I put some plants into the patio outside our unit. At first, we marveled at the beauty of the patio. Gone were the weeds and dried up bushes. They had been replaced by a combination of annuals and heartier shrubs. Soon, though, the plants started to struggle. Snails invaded, only to be followed by a torrential heat wave (this week, the thermometer topped out at 105 or so). In addition, our patio gets less than an hour of sunlight a day.
Being that I think lots about finances, I began to put plants and money together. Here are some thoughts:
A Good Foundation is Key
We knew our soil wasn’t very healthy. When we began to plant our plants, we mixed 2 large bags of fresh soil into the existing plot. What we learned tonight was that we should have replaced as much as 75% of the dirt with new mulch*. We probably replaced about 15% of the old dirt.
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