In an effort to keep up with the increased expenses, I may be signing up to do yet more work. Right now, I am getting paid to blog a couple of places. It's not a lot, but it's, in theory, steady income that will help offset some of the increased expenses.
The biggest expense is the new mortgage. While I can't do much about that, the things we can eliminate once the old house sells are the old house mortgage and a bridge loan.
And therein lies the problem. Existing home sales are down—way down. It doesn't help there are plenty of choices on the market, both new and pre-owned homes. It also doesn't help that mortgage rates are increasing, despite the fact the Feds just lowered the prime rate.
Meanwhile, this new work is going to involve writing. This time, not blog posts, but technical material for books and similar venues. Will also get to review stuff as well. It should pay significantly better than the blogging, but will take more time and energy.
I am having problems keeping up with just the blogging right now, mostly because we are out of our regular routine. Moving has a way of throwing that completely out of whack. I'm looking forward to Jaden going back to school so we get some semblance of regularity with the routine. More immediately, I need to get back to the regularly scheduled day job work as well.
And maybe, just maybe, I need to sleep more. Hard to do when the only time I have to write is at night.