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Added: Friday, July 12th 2019 at 7:37pm by MarissaG

Well the city finally came today and hauled away the mulch and left soil with grass seeds in it. I can't wait for the seeds to sprout.

They said they are going to plant small trees in the places of the trees they cut down.


I was hired to a part-time job tutoring ESL to students around the world. It is a 24/7 operation and students and tutors can log in at any time. 

It pays 17 cents a minute. You only get paid for the time you are actually speaking to a student. Which means if your logged in and not speaking to students, you are not getting paid.

So far this week I logged in for six hours and made five hours pay. I don't think that is so bad. Afterall, I really can't do much during the day or evening because I am broke. Plus, my sister really doesn't want to take care of my mother if I leave. So, if I spend time online just waiting, I can at least play with my phone until a student logs on and requests me. 

I don't think I could make a living wage with this job, but a couple hundred dollars a week would feel like I am rich. Plus I'll have money to go to dinner and out for drinks with my friends (my brother does take my mother).


I also have an interview for an ESL teaching job. It would be teaching English to students in China. It pays a lot more than the tutoring job. Wish me luck.



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Wishing you luck...A couple hundred bucks a week of play money is nice :)

It sure is.

Hi Marissa, I bet you those trees are slow growing maple trees. They planted some where I live and it took 5 years for them to get any size. So this means I believe if I read correctly you would be going to China. Congs, for the job you will surely get.  Take care. Bro. Doc


I won't be going to China. It is an online teaching  job.

I see. I think that would be hard to do when you teaching a language. How does one see the work the students do and grade their work? Do hope it all works out. Bro. Doc

I am not sure how one sees the studdents' work or gradess.  I have never taught online so it will all     be new to me.

Maybe the person on the other end does the grading? I sure hope it works out well Marissa. Bro. Doc 

I won't be going to China. It is an online teaching  job.

Oh wow!  That sounds like a pretty nice gig!  Good luck on the China one!  Yeah... a couple hundred a week can make a huge difference!

Yes, it can. I hope I can do it. My mother makes a lot of noise. My sister goes back to work on week from Monday. I work in the basement to avoid the noise. If my mother is alone she may leave the house.

Good luck, and having a bit of spending money is sure good, hope the new job comes your way.

Thank you. Yes, a bit of money will be helpful. I am hoping I get the new job. I swore I would stay away from education, but it just seems like those are the ones that I am qualified for.

Good luck Marissa in getting more students. It will be hard to concentrate if your sister goes back to work and you are left looking after your mother while you are online. Hope it works out for you. Over here if you are looking after your parent, they pay you so much a week, as it's called being their carer. 

In some states, people are paid to look after their family, but not here in Ohio. I looked into it. 

I do hope I get more students and that things go smoothly when my sister goes back to work.

good luck with your teaching   jobs...sounds good...and welll done xx!!!

Thank you. xx

Small trees sound nice :-)

Good luck with the teaching job.  Keep us updated.

I also think small trees sound nice.


I was promised an interview with the teaching job, but I haven't heard from them.

You know already I'm wishing you the very best, my friend.  Good luck, hon!

Thank you. By the time you read this it will be ninety five degrees outside and humid, so I'll be getting a taste of your kind of weather.

Girl, I swear I'm ready for cool weather.  I'm so done with 90 degree temps, ugh!  Stay cool!

You're still up. I hope you had a great day.

I tok a day off and slept late, so I'm not sleepy, in fact I'm watching Big Brother.  I had a good day.  I did alot of chores and ran a few errands.

Good luck on the job you're hoping for.  Any extra money is good, right?

Any extra money is welcomed. I haven't heard back from the teaching job although I was promised an interview. 

That sounds like a good job. Best of luck in getting it.

Thank you


Wishing all the best, in getting that job!  And the one you're doing now, is really not that bad.  Whatever brings a few dollars in, is not bad at all!

Thank you, and you're right. A few extra dollars a week isn't bad.

Woohoo! on the mulch..finally! That is good they will plant another tree.

That's great on the job. I understand on just a little $ being a big help.

Good luck on the job... will keep in thoughts. 

I'm so glad the mulch is gone. It really was an eyesore. 

You're right every little bit of money helps. 

I know how you feel. Our neighbors cut down trees and the pile of wood is still sitting there. These were huge trees. They have only got rid of some of it. Looks horrible and I have to look at it everyday plus worry about snakes etc... as I walk past since not far from my driveway. 

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