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Rather long post with 2 payday updates.

January 21st, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Got way behind on blogging again. But I didn’t really vanish like I sometimes do. I kept reading other’s blogs. Just haven’t had the time or energy to actually write anything myself. I think I’ve mentioned briefly before that I get depressed sometimes. I haven’t been diagnosed with anything but its something I’ve dealt with for a very long time. Some times are better than other times. Lately has been rough. A lot of personal things have made me feel more depressed than I normally do. Anyway that’s the main reason I sometimes just can’t focus enough to write anything.

I’ve been having a great deal of problems involving washing machines. I finally purchased a new washer from Home Depot in December. I was extremely disappointed in it. It simply doesn’t wash cloths very well. I complained and complained and complained and so far they will not let me return it. I put a dispute on them with my credit card and I’ve talked to a number of customer relations type people. The manager from the store called me today ( but I was at work) and left a message that he wants me to call him about my washing machine. I hope after talking with their home office that they were told to let me return the thing.
I’ll return his call tomorrow and find out.

I also had a sudden surprise car repair a few days ago. Something rather suddenly made a huge clunk when I hit my breaks. The emergency brake cable broke and got stuck somewhere. It cost about 300 dollars to fix. I wasn’t really too upset on this one cause it could have been a lot worse. The repair was done in a couple hours and its working fine now. But its always SOMETHING. That’s going to be one of my first goals for this year is paying myself back for another car repair. I have my goals for 2010 pretty much already figured out. Not too much different from my usual. I’m just still not up to posting them on here yet. I promise I will though.

On a good note. I got rid of some clutter this week that has been bugging me for a long while. I gave a monitor to a friend. And I took another monitor to our county recycling place. Felt good to have them gone. I also dumped off old phone books and what was left of my old laptop. I have 2 old TV sets and an old desktop computer that also need recycling but I didn’t realize at the time that they accepted them there. So
I’ll make another run up there when its convenient.

Ohhh and I also have a new niece named Molly. She’s about 3 weeks old and I tell everyone that she resembles a holiday ham. LOL. Im hoping that her and her 3 year old brother will be my camping buddies someday.

Two weeks ago was my first paycheck for 2010. Otherwise nothing notable about it.
Most of the check went to regular budgeted expenses. Had an extra $70. Put $40 towards 2010 IRA. Put
$10 to my Travel Fund. Left the last $20 in checking to help with the cushion.

Today (Thursday) was payday. From this check after deducting all budgeted expenses and spending money I had $66 extra. $36 is staying in checking to go towards paying myself for the brake repair. That leaves $272 that I still owe myself.
I’m going to put $15 into my 2010 IRA fund and the other $15 is going into my travel fund.

Thanks to anyone who reads this. Theres still a lot on my mind but this is all I can write at the moment.
I hope everyone else is having a good year so far and staying well.



8 Responses to “Rather long post with 2 payday updates.”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Sorry to hear you're having a rough start to the year! I can be the same way, just get unaccountably depressed sometimes. It doesn't happen regularly enough for me to get it checked out, but it's a little disruptive to my life when it does happen.

  2. campfrugal Says:

    Could be the time of year. There are actually statistics that show certain times of the year to be more depressing than others. Hang in there.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Take care of yourself. Depression is sure a real illness. It is always nice to hear from you...check in more often!

  4. toyguy1963 Says:

    Thanks everyone. I agree campfrugal that its partially the time of the year. I dislike winter.
    But its something thats constantly with me. I have periods of time where I'm happier depending on events around me. If that makes sense to anyone.

  5. dmontngrey Says:

    I completely understand about the depression you go through. I'm the same way. Not enough to totally disrupt my life, but it's still THERE. I've just learned to live with it and I'm OK with that. People don't understand this. It affects my blogging too. I'm here every day, but hardly post. It's not that there's nothing going on in my financial life - there always is!

    Congrats on your new niece! Smile Great job getting the outcome you wanted with the washing machine - just read your other post.

  6. toyguy1963 Says:

    Thanks dmontngrey for your comments. You do seem to understand how I feel. Sorry that you go through this too.

  7. patientsaver Says:

    Sorry to hear about the d*** washing machine. I'd be curious to know what brand it was, so I can be sure to avoid them!

    I have been mildly depressed most of my life. It's not like i go around crying all the time, but let's just say i don't have extreme highs or lows....my natural state is just kind of a mediocre sense of being.

    By the way, those wierd symbols that are in your post, if you're wondering why they're there, it's becus when you type up your post somewhere else (like Word) and then cut and paste it here, you have to re-type in all the apostrophes and quote marks or else you'll get those symbols.

    Chin up. I hate winter, too, and this is just about the time I really start getting antsy for spring. The good new is, the days are noticeably longer, Around here, it's light now til 5:30 pm, which is better than 5!

  8. toyguy1963 Says:

    Thanks patientsaver. The washing machine that I bought that caused me all the problems was a GE. I expected GE to be a good choice so I was extra disappointed.
    Sorry I can't give you the exact model name cause they all seem to have the same name with just a bunch of model numbers. But it was the kind that has a very small agitator thats designed to save water. Thats the entire problem. The new washers with small agitators just don't work very well. Now I hear all kinds of negative comments about that design regardless of manufacturer even though all the salesman keep telling me that they are weondeful machines.

    Thanks for the info about the symbols on my post. I knew it was something like that. I'm holding in there as besty as I can through the winter. We got hit hard here last night but still winter is on its way out.

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