Organized by: Stuart Bilyeu
I live a simple life with my son, but I am happy. We own our house, and our cars may have a wheel or two in the junkyard, but they are still drivable, and I am grateful for our blessings. We are better off than many of the people I see during the week at soup kitchens or food banks, and I can tell you first hand how dispiriting poverty is and how difficult it is to get out of. When you can't get a job, then you have a problem getting money, and being chronically broke is a burden on anybody.
Your contributions to Working Capital will allow me to make work for myself and a few others, as I prepare to start a mission that will in part seek to allow us to give back to God what he has given us. A micro-loan. Yes, micro-loans can help people get out of poverty too don't you think? Micro-loans with strings attatched might be a good thing for some. Yes, yes, yes. We'll keep track on what you 'invest' here. Working capital put to good use and returned with a bit of interest. I like that concept!
Here's whats up and then I can get to work:
1. Trailer: This old boy is a work horse and is an asset that can be used for other things besides firewood transport. Friends at the Salvation Army have ministries that reach out to the hungry and homeless and this may definately prove useful. I need to plate it, put on brake lights and replace the grease seals, one of which is leaking. One of the 15 inch Montgomery Ward tires has dry rot and should be replaced. Not much needs to be done to get this baby to roll!
2. Buy an electric log splitter, 5 ton to start. Don't want to make a lot of noise for the neighbors, though hand splitting is good excercise. Ronald Reagan split wood for excercise and so do I, but there is going to be a lot of wood dropped off here soon, so I need a machine to help with the volume.
3. Buy other miscellaneous items. Knick nacks and paddy-whacks and maybe even a bone for Poochie my dog. I have chain saws and equipment for hand splitting wood, as I heat with wood myself, but there is always some other little things to get.
4. Put up a storage shed. I'm using a hot tub now for stuff. Sad, isn't it? It's time to upgrade to 'civilized'!
I have an associate with an 80 acre wood lot who is ready to start dropping off wood. An inventory needs to be built now, and firewood sells well around here on CL. Thanks to your contributions to Working Capital, I can start to develop this mission in the making.
God is Good. Always!