Sunday, March 6, 2011

Of Enie

My brother, Enoch, is staying with us until May. We have so very much enjoyed having him here, and we're not sure we can let him go when the time comes! He is so good with the kids, (they call him Uncle Enie) and man, he can make a mean batch of fries! We're not talking your quick dip-in-the-oil type of fries, we're talking your take-a-nice-relaxing-bath-in-the-oil-for-an-hour type of fries. Yummy unhealthy deliciousness!

We are also currently trying to find him a short-term job so he can earn $500 for a humanitarian trip to Mexico after he leaves here. The problem is, he is somewhat limited because of a lack of vehicle, short duration of stay here, and age. (Under 18) We have tried to think of some creative ideas, such as starting a day camp, but there is some worry about liability issues. So far our best idea outside of a regular job is to become professional garage salers, buy stuff cheap, then try to resell it on Craigslist. Hmmmm....any of my readers have any better suggestions? Please comment!

3 comments:

Charity said...

Hmmm...I just commented but I guess it didn't work. My thought was to ask around the ward and see if he can earn money doing yard work, pet sitting during spring break, etc. You might be surprised what people need help with, especially if it's for a good cause.

Toshi said...

Ummm... Well, he has a good cooking skills, so if he can figure out cost of making something and sell it with 50% revenue or so... Craigslist is good as well... maybe you can post on craigslist saying that you are looking for some usable jank, clean and stuff, then sell it for somewhat money. Some shop around the Walmart area cannot hire him as well because of age?? If you can coordinate time, Curtis can drop him off and pick him up...

Amanda said...

Anna,
Go on Craigslist and to the free section and take anything you can get within reasonable distance, then have a garage sale. Last week I saw some dresses and bookshelves. People will buy anything. Its out next venture I think...selling other peoples junk. Hey, why not, as long as you dont spend a fortune on gas, it might be worth it. The dressers I saw could have easily gone for $20 a pop. Ill have Stephen ask Kevin again, sometimes he forgets.
Mandy