Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wednesday, Mirror, mirror on the wall....

     My oh my, am I judgmental. I spent yesterday unpacking and trying to organize things and all I did was make a big mess.  I had 4 loads of laundry to do and things to put away in the bedroom.  Now how did these bathroom drawers get so messy?

Why, why, why? Mirror, mirror on the wall I am my mother after all!

How did this much crap fit in one drawer?  Because I am my mother's daughter. This is heredity I tell you.

     I actually took 2 large 13 gallon trash bags of crap out of the bathroom cupboards.  I am a sick woman.  I can have a flat surface that is clean but not a drawer or a cupboard.  If you open these in my house you take your life in your hands.

     Hubs seems really tired this week, I am a little worried about him so I will keep an eye on him for a while.  We really need to go to the grocery store.  I did buy bread and milk last night and we did not need milk.  Maybe tonight I will not be so worn out when I get done teaching and cleaning the bank.

     My Sissie bought me a little notebook called "What did I buy today?"  To keep a record of my spending and so far it has worked.  But I am always good when it comes to this kind of thing at the beginning.  I am trying to stay on a cash system for gas and groceries.  One week in and I have written one check and that was actually a transfer.  I have not sat down and even looked at the bills or the books and hope to do that today.  Hub's gets 3 paychecks this month and I am going to get $1000.00 back in the emergency fund by the end of the month.  It is my first big goal.  Then I will attack something else next month.  That is all just that one thing.  We have a few doctor bills and odds and ends to clean up here financially to the tune of about $1500.00 but this will free up about $100.00 a month so they are next.

     I am a little discouraged as the power bill was over $350.00 and our city is now billing monthly for water.  We used to have high heat bills and no water bill and then in the summer high water bills and no heat bill, but now I am having to come up with extra every month.  I have refused to do average monthly billing with the power company as having the bills offset each other was working.  Now I think maybe having an average power bill would be better.  I could budget better.  I always knew that water,sewer, and garbage came to about $100.00 a month I think the average heat would be about $180.00.  Right now my only concern is where do I get $350.00 for the heat bill?  I also need money to make the house payment.  I had better get my butt in gear and earn some money.

     I opened the accountants envelope and my appointment is not until February 2 *sigh* of relief.  This gives me time to get the records complete.   The heat bill at the studio is also outrageous and I have to put a $525.00 coded lock on the back door.  I am about to throw in the towel.  Maybe I should budget bill the dance studio also.  It has been an unusually cold winter here and it is not over.

     Okay I have complained enough and gee no money has fallen down in front of me..... Maybe I need to do something constructive to help the situation, like get to work!

Out My Window: Gloomy, overcast, cold!

Have a great and productive day!



  1. We can usually make it for the entire winter on 1 tank of propane but we will need to fill shortly. This cold is expensive.

  2. I like the average power helps me budget better. Try it!

  3. I don't want to see our next heating bill.... It has been an extra cold winter and it is no where near being done. Good for you though having a goal in mind :)

  4. I think it makes some sense when you can offset them, but at least with my parents, the averaging was perfect. That way they can at least know an estimate to pay year round, and since they don't plan, being surprised in the summer and winter is not that big of an issue. I think you may like it once you have it set up.