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I need more time....

March 29th, 2013 at 11:01 am

I thought after having a "vacation" that I would be in a better position. But the truth is....I'm not. My house isn't any cleaner. My finances aren't any straighter. My house isn't any more organized. And I haven't finished anything I wanted to do. How is that? I feel like all I do is work. I did manage to balance my checkbook today.... but for someone that normally looks at their finance on a daily basis????? That's not normal. I think part of it is that my birthday is next week and its a time of reflection for me. But I really just need more time in the day.

Sum it up Monday

March 18th, 2013 at 11:57 am

Had a great weekend. Worked a lot. But if I'm working at the shop, then I am not spending money. Smile The shop is starting to get really busy, so I am hoping I can finally start paying myself for the "extra" work. Our step daughter was over this weekend. Its time to buy the prom dress. Its $250.00. We will pay half...but I am also paying to have her makeup done. Its a splurge, but I already have the money for that socked away in an ING account.


I am taking some vacation days from work. I will be off this Wednesday all the way until Monday. I can't wait to have 5 days off in a row. I know I will be at the shop and there is a lot of cleaning and organizing that I want to do at the house. But it will be nice to not have to cram it all into a weekend like usual. I just need to stay busy so I don't find myself lurking around Target or something.


I got my first Ebates check. It was $9.92. So I will be sending that to my CC#3. It has the lowest balance but the highest APR. I also moved my first $150 toward the IRS short coming. We have $1250.00 of the $4000. I am hoping to move at least $350 this Friday. I'll let you know after vacation how that goes. I also forgot that I still have $100 to deposit into savings to pay back for the brake job. I'll have to take it to the bank while I'm off.

A week has gone by

March 12th, 2013 at 08:44 am

I guess I didn't have much to report over the last week. Still trucking away at coming up with money for this tax monster. We did get the $1100 refund so that is a good start. I have been putting little bits of money away as I have it. $1 here, $10 there. Hopefully it adds up. I have also posted some adds on Craigslist and we are still trying to sell a dirt bike. I did pay the minimum on my credit cards, so on Friday I will be able to put $150 towards the IRS. I just hope we can continue to get as much as we can for the next month.


Today is a NSD. Hopefully tomorrow is too. I'm feeling a little under the weather so luckily I just want to go home and rest and not make any extra stops.

The beauty of surprises....

March 5th, 2013 at 09:29 am

So last week I had the surprise offering from my sister for the animal/house sitting gig ($150.00 that happened to cover my $150.00 brake job). Today....surprise bonus from my work. It isn't huge but I am clearing $200.00. I really do need to put gas in my car....but that is some extra cash toward the taxes. Woo Hoo!

I am so grateful and thankful.

Oh temptation....

March 4th, 2013 at 01:11 pm

I got sucked into looking at Groupon today. I wanted to by a harcut/deep-conditioning/style/with highlights deal today....it was $29.00. Its a steal! But, I didn't do it. All extra has to go to taxes. It was hard....because I need a haircut. But it will just have to wait. But then I started thinking about all these other things that would be great to get. Luckily, I still didn't buy anything. So today will be a NSD. I think to keep my mind occupied and not thinking about how much money I need and how much money I want to spend, I will just try to spend some time outside. It is 80 degrees in Texas today. Might as well enjoy it.