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I've almost survived 2013

December 23rd, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Its almost over! Right now we are busy with the hustle and bustle of Christmas. I have some time off from work to enjoy time with family. Then I will be figuring out end of year stuff for our business and it will be time for a new year. 2013 was not the best year, but I have learned some valuable lessons, gained some perspective, and grown as a person. I am hoping to start 2014 wide-eyed and ready.


So I want to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all my SA friends. And Best Wishes for a Financially Awesome New Year to you all!


I'll be back after the 1st!

Things are getting back to normal

December 13th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

The majority of the ice is gone now. Today its raining but luckily we aren't getting below freezing. The electric companies have been great getting people's electric back on during outages. We didn't experience any outage, but I know our electric bill will be higher this month. It was just really cold for us. Not used to 15 degree weather. Next week we are supposed to get up to 60 degrees....Texas weather...always changing.


Its payday! And I got a bonus! It will have to go to Christmas, but I am so grateful for it. I also got a gift card at my company party yesterday, so I plan on regifting it. (Even though I would love to keep it Smile ) I made my credit card payments and put money aside for household bills.


We are still in the process on our insurance/accident stuff. Had the estimate done today and it was over 3K in damage. But it is all still under "investigation." I think if you brake check someone and then leave the scene...you should be found responsible. But I guess they still have to look at the whole picture.

Felt like I was in the apocolypse

December 10th, 2013 at 11:59 am

I am finally back at work. We were hit by a big ice storm on Thursday night. Texans and ice just don't mix. All of the stores were bought out of grocery items. Cars were abandoned all over the roads. Today is the first day I have been out of our house. Good news is....I had 4 no spend days! My work took us to lunch today and I got a ride to work, so I didn't spend any money. And Thursday is our company Christmas party...so no spending there either. Although I do have to get a gift sometime between now and then. I am really hoping for a Christmas bonus this year. It would really be helpful. So I am anxious to see if we get one.


Anyway....not much else today. Friday should be a productive day.

I must have thrown bad money juju in the universe

December 2nd, 2013 at 12:47 pm

So...since my excitement from the yearly budget, I have had multiple money issues. I almost feel like I put bad juju out there for being so "optimistic." My husband was in an accident this weekend. Good news...he is fine and so is the other person. Bad news....damage to the car. Bad damage. Luckily it is driveable right now, but we will have to do something about it. Repair the car with the deductible? Repair truck with money we get from insurance company? Or bite the bullet on getting a new car (but we were trying to wait until Spring.) Other various money issues have come up. Small hits of financial drama. How quickly the exciting feeling goes away.


Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!