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Hodgepodge of stuff

April 25th, 2015 at 12:25 pm

I was very tempted yesterday to buy a cup of coffee at work, but I resisted and found a pot brewed in the building. Then I was tempted to have my partner walk downtown to meet me at work and go out to eat, but I went home and made us one of our favorite meals-a chicken plantain stew. We did go out for the baseball game and had a beer. I feel okay about that spending.

Our roof is supposed to be put on Tuesday. I don't know how long it will take, but we are super jazzed to for it to finally start. Then we get to pay for the rest of it Smile

My partner is really unhappy at his job. It's not his dream job, he's doing it for the paycheck. He'd much rather be a musician, but he regular job doesn't leave much time for that. We are trying to get into a place where we are not reliant on his paycheck, or at least a much lower paycheck. I am okay knowing that this process will likely take 5 years. He would much rather it take 5 months. Everything will work out one way or another, but we've started again being very vigilant about the extras again.

The next two big purchases we would like to make are more soil for our garden beds and a modest building to house our new lawn mower in. It looks like we can get one for about $200, but I would like to wait just a little bit before spending that kind of money.

My credit score has taken a superficial hit in the last couple of weeks. My balances are high because of the first half of the roof and my partner bought a new laptop. We put it on my credit card because I have 0% interest for 12 months, and he'll pay over the next 4 months until it's at zero. I just scheduled the payments for the first half of the roof, but the second half will go on the cards soon. I hope to get my credit score stabilized by the end of the year.

I'm looking at ways to earn some "snowballs" to add to the next down payment fund. It would be nice to have $40,000, but it would also be nice to buy something next spring and it is impossible to have that about by next spring (unless we rob a bank. Which we won't do.) But every little bit helps, and who knows what will be on the market in a year. Right now we have 6070.75 saved. Not too shabby! I hope to add $1000/month, starting next month. We'll see how it goes...

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