Project Friday: Part of Balance

It’s Friday.  It’s going to be warm today.  Let’s deviate from the main path.  I want to talk about some other projects I’m working on!

1.  I volunteer for and sit on the board of the Franklin County Historical Society.  The Old Stone House was built in 1854 and we are currently working n getting grants to bring the building up to speed.  We are also pursuing an opportunity with a state agency who is giving away $75,000 worth of PR!   If you’ve got any ideas on fundraising, I’m very open to them.  Let me know!  
2.  I own it, now what am I going to do with it?  It’s been a running joke with my youngest brother and I.  We will call each other and say “need a little advice?” – and then proceed to give some!  
3. I’m becoming more and more involved with people who care.  It’s a nice change and I’m learning so much!  Through my job I have an opportunity to help non-profits create an ongoing fundraiser.  Interested?  Take a look!
4.  I’m going and here’s the exciting part — I’m being sponsored by local businesses!  I figure it will take about $1,000 for the trip (admission and hotel).  Pat Palmer The Computer Guy and Judy from Townsend Winery are on the line so far.   I’ll bring back a business plan for your company on how to utilize a blog and create revenue from it.  I won’t be doing more than 4 businesses (at $250 each for sponsorship) – contact me if you are interested.  Let’s talk! 
5. Writing a last wishes document with my folks.  This sounds sad, doesn’t it?  I suppose it is a little.  But it is also very freeing – they don’t have to worry that we won’t do it right!  We don’t have to worry we won’t know what to do.  As executor, oldest daughter and smartest child (smile), I get to do these kind of things.  Yesterday we bought a lawnmower – but that’s another story…..

the picture attached is of my mom and her best friend Pat … one day I’ll tell that story too.


  1. Kathryn on March 13, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    You are really moving along with sooo many thing – that’s so admirable Deb. Thanks for sharing this. I like the last wishes document. I imagine, in a way, that was a really nice time spent together.

  2. Deb Brown on March 13, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks Kathryn,
    Our last wishes document has become a process – it’s made my folks think about what they really want — and allowed me to hear so many more memories!

  3. D McConnell on March 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Are you doing anything with Cause I could use some. 🙂 And thank you for my latest blog post idea.

  4. Deb Brown on March 23, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Ms. McConnell –
    I’m going to be working as an armchair athlete for I was thinking I could track my training and thoughts at It might just end up being a project site! Thanks for the comment – now I’m off to read your blog!