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February 6th, 2013 at 06:22 pm

We got our water bill today. Our screwy city bills on a quarterly cycle. (they just happen to be a month late right now) Our bill was $335.00 for three months. The kick in the nads is that the actual water usage part is only $90.00. $200 of it is sewer usage. And the rest is fire, etc.. I am glad that I set aside money each week for the bill. I knew it was going to be higher because of the holidays but dang.
On the good news, Flo is no longer doing it for us for car insurance. I got tired of being told how much they appreciate our loyalty and accident free, blah, blah, but we are going to raise your rates anyway. So we switched from Flo to the Gecco. It is going to save us about $200 every six months. That will help put a little money in the savings. Itís funny that when I called Flo to cancel they didnít care, they just said okay goodbye.
The family has been getting sick on and off for the last month. If my wife doesnít have something than my son does. So far Iíve been fortunate to avoid getting anything. I hoping to stay that way. I am ready for winter to be over. We had a big blizzard and then everything melted. Now we are getting a winter storm warning each week. Iím running of places to put the snow. We average about 7 inches a storm. Getting old fast.
I am hoping with this next round of snow so close to the weekend, I will be able to go out and get back into my photography, since there will still be some pristine areas of snow. That is about the only thing that is nice about all this snow, is the beauty. I also notice how quiet things are when there is a snowfall. Very peaceful. My wife hasnít heard about that job she applied for. I finally convinced her to contact them and let her know she is still interested. We havenít heard from Social Security about my stepsonís appeal for the money they want back. Should have only taken 60 days, we are coming up on 120 days. Hopefully soon. So that is about all for right now. Write more later.

Glad it is over

December 26th, 2012 at 06:36 pm

I hope everyone had a nice holiday. Iím glad itís finally over. It was a lot of fun, but between my wifeís family and mine, I wanted to drink so that I would black out until today. But I didnít. I love when we set a time for something and then an hour before someone, calls and says nope need to have it 4 hours later. Never mind we started making all the food already. Oh well, crap happens. My sister in law is Vegan so she made a big chunk of the brunch yesterday. Interesting to say the least. I think I am very happy with my meat and potatoes. We did have fun and got some great presents and had some good laughs. I got a state park pass so I am stoked. I love going to the state parks for photography stuff. My brother decided that yesterday we needed to talk about Thanksgiving and Christmas for 2013. I thought to myself you have got to be smoking something, we arenít even done with 2012 yet. But I just bit my tongue.
Today was my first day back to work since last Friday. It was so quiet it was actually nice, and I got a lot of work done. I love those kind of days. My wife told me today that her boss just cut her hours almost in half per week. So needless to say she is going to start looking for something else. I told her to file unemployment for the loss of hours. She doesnít know if she wants to. I love her, but sometimes her feelings about money drive me up the wall. But I love her. Thank God Iím on my happy pills or this might actually stress me out, but we will take this one day at a time like everything else that crops up.
I also decided in the last couple of days that I think I will post my goals on here on my sidebar like other people do. Maybe it will help motivate me. One goal Iíve done well is have not been on Facebook in over a month. I donít miss it at all. I hope to continue to stay off of it for many more months to come.
Ok Iíve rattled enough. Hope everyone has a good night.