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Black Friday Deals

So many of my favorite sites are having sales this weekend, I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a minute to mention a few of them. 

Herbal Academy Sale Thursday, November 28th – Sunday, December 1st

First, Herbal Academy is offering some great discounts. All Goods Shop Products are marked down 15%  and The Herbarium is $10 off registration with the coupon code: BLACKFRIDAYDEAL

Herbal Academy Goods Shop – Botanically inspired products

The Goods Shop has just the thing for the herbalist in your life, even if that person is you! There you’ll find workbooks, herb journals, botanical recipe books, tincture and cream containers, and even complete complete textbook series. 

The Herbarium by the Herbal Academy

While the Herbarium is an excellent resource for anyone interested in adding herbs to their healthy lifestyle.  Furthermore, with membership to the Herbarium, you’ll get access to the recently released Herbs for Animals Intensive Short Course as well as the Herbs for ADHD, Cognition and Focus Intensive and Ayurvedic Approach to Joint Point Intensive.   

These deals are available from Thursday, November 28 until Sunday, December 1. So don’t wait too long! Remember to use the coupon code: BLACKFRIDAYDEAL to save!

Ultimate Bundles Sale Friday, November 29th – Tuesday, December 3rd 

My other favorite site is also hosting several Black Friday bargains. From Friday, November 29th until Tuesday, December 3rd, you can get any of the following bundles at a reduced price.

What's inside the Master Your Money Super Bundle!

The Master Your Money Super Bundle 2019 is on sale for $37. There are 45 products worth $1206.41 including 13 eBooks, 9 printables/workbooks, 12 eCourses, and 11 videos.

Self Care Mini Bundle 2019

The Self Care Mini-Bundle is only $11.97. This delightful bundle has 10 products worth $231.89 including 4 eBooks, 2 eCourses, 2 Workbooks, 1 Video and 1 Membership Site.

Invest in Your Faith Mini Bundle

The Invest in Your Faith Mini Bundle is just $7 for the full bundle. It has 10 products worth $234.97 including 4 eBooks, 4 eCourses, 2 Printable Packs, and 2 Workbooks.

And in case you missed these other gems, they are still available from Ultimate Bundles for a limited time.

Photography Super Bundle 2019

The Photography Super Bundle 2019 is available until October 2020 for $49.97. This bundle designed to help you make your photographs stand out has 19 products worth $1,195.98 including 12 eCourses, 6 eBooks, templates and presets.

Get your bundle now!

The Ultimate Productivity Bundle 2019 is available until February 15, 2020 for $49.97. Get more out of your time with 14 eCourses, 5 eBooks, 26 printable packs/workbooks, and 1 summit valued at $1,506.90.

Healthy Meal Planning Bundle 2019

The Healthy Meal Planning Bundle 2019 is only available until December 31, 2019. Make the most of your meal planning with 1,072 recipes across 12 categories plus 200 dessert and beverage recipes, 30+ ready-to-use meal plans with shopping lists and prep notes, 5 ecourses, 5 ebooks, and 4 printable packs/workbooks for $49.97. This huge bundle is worth $1,038 if the items are purchased separately.

What's inside Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle

And finally, if you missed the flash sale last week, the Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle 2019, which includes my own herbal contribution, is still available but at the regular price of $47. The 40 products in this bundle are worth $701.14 and include 29 eBooks, 4 Printables, and 7 eCourses.

Happy Shopping!

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And moving on to the bathroom…..

Last Thursday, the carpenter and his helper were scheduled to deliver the corner shelf we had commissioned for the bathroom. On Wednesday, he called to ask whether I wanted clear or pebbled amber glass for the doors. The colored glass of course. Okie Dokie then, they’d be there sometime on Thursday.

So since they weren’t there first thing in the morning, I gave them a call to see when they would arrive. The tentative time was about 6 pm that afternoon. Ok, well, that’s a little late and of course since we use solar energy, if the installation required a lot of power, this could be an issue. 

Actually, it was nearly 8 pm when they arrived. Despite our power concerns, they were able to get the installation done in less than an hour. Apparently, the vidriería (glass shop) where they get their glass was closed and that held them up. 

You can see in this picture that the door is a lighter brown than the corner cabinet.

The one issue that did come up, is the color. Despite having the entire kitchen done by them in a specific wood color, the corner shelf was considerably darker when it arrived. As my husband set this project up, I wasn’t privy to what color he specified but he didn’t seem too happy about it. 

Even though it doesn’t match the door or towel holder or anything in the kitchen, it does match the curtain rod we moved from the kitchen to the bathroom, so I am fine with it. It extends from floor to ceiling and unlike the kitchen cupboards, I can reach all but the topmost shelf, which makes me happy. 

It’s too tall to get a fill picture no matter where I stood. This is the upper half.

So my husband paid and the carpenters left. A few minutes later, I got a call saying that we had OVERPAID by $200 pesos and that we could pick the money up at the carpintería on Monday, which we did. Now how often does that happen in Mexico? 

That’s the final project we have scheduled for awhile. We need to change the bathroom sink faucet out since the one that’s there now leaks, but that’s a small thing overall. 

As far as I’m concerned, the inside of the house is completely finished. Now on to the outside!

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Doors and Windows

The same ferretería guy who did the zaguán and front window was in charge of the back door and back window at my sister-in-law T’s house. It was a full two weeks before any progress was made. 

He went twice during that time to the tortillería to ask for more money to finish the job. My husband told his sister that she was not to give him any more money until the job was finished. More than half of the total price had already been paid, which was more than enough for the material needed. So she didn’t.

Of course, that just delayed things even longer. Every time my husband went to see what day to expect them for installation, it was always “mañana.”(tomorrow). Well, mañana is a long time coming here in Mexico. 

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They did finally arrive, the one day my husband couldn’t be here. So my son was in charge of supervision. The door was installed. As you can see from the picture, it’s quite a bit smaller than the frame and will need to be cemented in place.  

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Back yard view.

The window fit a little better, but the sliding track is bent or something. It is hard to open and close it. 

And the guy had the gall to say that T owed him yet another 500 pesos on top of the balance still owed. T paid up. He offered to do the bathroom window as well. T said that his work was disappointing and that he wouldn’t get any more work nor recommendations from her. My husband was a little less diplomatic with his thoughts on the workmanship when he saw him.

So the bathroom window, the handle for the zaguán, and the aluminum trim that holds the glass in place will be done by another ferretería (metalworking shop). Meanwhile, my husband is going to add some cement and rebar in order to fix the fitting of the back door.

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