OK, the above graphic is obviously over-simplified, but..... look, I'm in the green!!
I signed up for Outright in June (hence I can only compare July and August so far), but its a really cool (FREE) program that helps you track your profits (or your losses, but hopefully just profits). Since my shop has recently "taken off" all of the sudden, I have a nice cushion of money in that account that lets me keep all my shop expenses in one account so its easy to see if I'm actually making a profit. The good news? I am!!
Other than discovering that riveting bit of information, I spent my morning emailing back-and-forth with my department's secretary, trying to get my schedule figured out. I was finally able to schedule today, but something was quirky with the online system and it was giving me a hard time. Anyway, we got it all worked out, and I'm taking: Chem Bonding (ew) + Lab, Ecology, Cartography, and a few research credits. Finally - I'll actually get credit for my research! Until now - for some reasson - all of the research I have done has been for "fun"...as in, not for credit or money. Just....for the heck of it. There's something wrong with me. ;)
So that's exciting.
Umm... what else? Oh, I'm supposed to go to a meeting on campus at 3:00 today to organize and get ready for Cornfest on Saturday (yes, my school's town has a Corn Festival. Srsly.). The only reason I'm involved with Cornfest (which I have never been to before) is because Dr. C is organizing a trip down to the Gulf in October (of course I'm going). I'm sort-of the 'community outreach' person - I go to local businesses and try to find ways that we can raise some money! There will be about 45 students and 10 faculty/staff going to the Gulf, with a total budget of about $21,000. Yes, twenty-one thousand dollars. So, needless to say, we are in need of some funds! Anyway, back to Cornfest - we'll be running two parking lots, plus several activity centers, crafts tables, etc. and just taking donations.