Money cometh, money goeth
So I've been working EVERY DAY for the past 10 days taking care of two pugs and the money is pretty good for my time. Pretty excited about that. My dh also just completed a consulting gig and will soon be paid for that.
But just yesterday I forked over a pre-payment for 16 sessions of $40/hr for a private tutor for my son. He just graduated from 5th grade and is going into 6th and was placed in 6th grade math because he didn't pass the placement test for pre-algebra. Well, NOT! because he got all A's last year in math, and he had 6th grade math (advanced math for 5th graders) last year! So I spoke with his teacher and she gave me a book that they used and showed me the two chapters he struggled on (in which he got a B, rather than an A) and was highly represented on that placement test. So 14 thousand phone calls later to the distict and the GATE coordinator they are giving him the test again in August, and we now have a tutor to make sure he masters those two chapters and passes that test, so he can move onto pre-algebra with his peers and not have a year of review.
Yes, I used to teach, but I only taught up to 4th grade BECAUSE of the math. Beyond that, I'm helpless. My 10 year old can do circles around me in math, and so we felt a tutor was needed for the summer to work on those issues he struggled with.
She is great, he adores her, and she thinks that he will pass this test no problem, but all I can do is look at my checkbook and all of our hard work trying to keep our heads above water and sigh...
I have a diabetic cat this weekend and again two weeks from now (same cat). Hopefully the business will pick up especially when the kids are back in school, and I have more time! I also booked two maltese puppies that aren't home yet (just born about a month ago) that I will walk 5x a week while their owners are at work starting in September. That will bring me about $500 a month alone, so I am really excited about landing that one.
Hopefully it won't go towards paying for a tutor! ;)