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Darn colds, and a payday update.

October 6th, 2009 at 09:07 pm

Well I caught a cold Sunday night. Been fighting it off the past 2 days with aspirin and Airborne. I always get sick as temps change. I am still in on Fern's heat challenge even though its been cold in here. My heat tried to kick on once but turned it off. I also had some strange
electrical troubles in my house the past couple of weeks. I finally got ahold of the electric company today and they sent a guy out that I think fixed the problem. There were some old wires outside the house that were pretty much shot and were overheating.
My nephew who is 36 years old had a stroke last week. It was very strange but good news because he recovered right away. They said he has a hole in his heart and it got plugged up or something so now he will have to take blood thinners the rest of his life. I'm just glad that it wasn't worse.

This past Thursday was payday. This was what I consider my extra check so I divided it up a little different than usual and tried to be as thoughtful about it as possible.

I put $20 towards the extra Principal on my mortgage. That will actually mean that I will pay about $140 or so extra this month.

I finished paying myself back ($100)for the last car repair that I had.

I'm putting $200 into my vacation fund.

Putting $100 in my 2010 IRA account.

Used $20 to buy a black ink catridge for my printer.

Leaving $110 in my checking for the cushion and upcomming dental bills.

And that left me with just my regular spending money.

5 Responses to “Darn colds, and a payday update.”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    Nice way to allocate that extra check money!

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    Sounds like you have a great plan for that money! Sorry to hear about your nephew, I hope he recovers quickly.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Great job getting that car repair paid back!!

  4. Analise Says:

    It's great that you will have your mortgage paid off at a relatively "young" age... well before retirement, anyway. I saw on your sidebar that you will do this in about 3 years and you are on track.

  5. Patrick Says:

    Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

    Analise. I'm not as good at figuring these things down to the exact penny or time period like most of you are. But yes paying off my mortgage is going as planned and I think it will be done in more like 2 years. So I'll be 48 and a long way from retiring.

    Creditcardfree. It feels good to catch back up but unfortunately as soon as I catch up something else goes wrong. I guess its that Murphey that everyone talks about.

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