Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday I must be accountable

      I used to have a big savings account attached to my checking account.  This was my car savings.  It is gone.  The emergency fund is at another bank.  So I must watch my checking account like a hawk.  It was really easy to just write checks and know that they would be covered, now they will bounce.  All of the cash that would come into the shop I could fritter.  I also would cash all the checks that came in and then have grocery and gas money.  But for the last 6 weeks I have had to deposit those checks to keep the account out of the red.  It has really opened my eyes to how much money I was wasting.  This is a better system.  A little more scary but I am also  more accountable.

     Was able to get all the set painting done last night and will meet with the theater at 1 o'clock today to pull set pieces that we need. We still have a handful of parents that owe us money and this is always a frustration.  I will be chasing them down the rest of the week when I should be working on something else. I do not like this part of my job! But it totals over a thousand dollars so I cannot ignore this.  I used to and make excuses for people but no more.  I have to pay my bills, they have to pay theirs.

Out My Window: 
     Clear, sunny and COLD!  I actually had to turn the furnace back on.  It was just too cold inside the house.  We have so much yard work to catch up on, but that is for next week!  Yah! next week.
     My mother and Aunt are coming for the show so I am excited.  But that means that I will have company and more work.  Ugh!  I need to get the youngest daughter to clean up her room and put laundry away.  That will be the hardest job of all!  Well  back to the salt mines my friends!

Have a great and productive day!



  1. Don't be scared, just check your account balance every morning and plan for the day, the worse thing is fear, better to know and plan.

    Good luck,


  2. I know what you mean. I used to have funds in a few bank accounts so would never run out of money or have anything bounce. Now that I haven't worked for six months and there is only a trickle of AdSense into my main account, I can practically FEEL every dollar I remove from the account because I know it won't magically appear with my next pay check! Like HS said, checking your bank balance very day is a good (if somewhat depressing) idea.

  3. Yes, its scary, but you have less to worry about now that you have reliable transportation. You'll stay on top of it. I have faith in you!

    Hugs, Rita