Wow. Been a while, huh? Well, what with the move, the new jobs, the getting settled, the crazy emergency stuff... well. It took a bit of work.
So, in the spirit of having too much to note and too little time, today will be a Bullet Point Entry(tm) instead of the usual blathering on and on about what may or may not have any real meaning. 'ere we go!
Moving is always a pain, and always far too expensive. This move total? $1836.90. NOT counting deposits for the new place. Graar. Of this sum, $735 is /GAS/. Gasolina. Dinosaur juice. If you're moving in the near future, it doesn't pay NOT to factor that in. Keerist.
Remember: Gas pumps only let you pump $75 at a time.
I think we can get by on one car. Here's hoping. *fingers crossed*
No go with financing - my credit is too much in the toilet after the tail end of Gulf Shores. SO! We do this the old-fashioned way, which is probably better anyway - we /save/. Hallelujah! May buy elcheapo to get Mindy wheels.
Have been offered a vintage RS350 in prime shape for $500. Am taking individual up on offer. Will make a decent commuter bike, depending on where I can leave important objects, or whether I can get butt cargo container for it. Research continues.
Budget for 2008 is done. If we can stick to it, we'll be down to car and one credit card by december, with good money in the bank. Who knew?
With the cards gone, at the end of one year, we'll have enough money to adopt. At the end of eighteen months, we'll have enough money for a down payment on a home. By 24? We'll have the investment fund restarted.
Remember goals: Kill the debt. Build the savings. NO MORE DEBT. Raar. Adopt.
Having trouble getting back online consistentlyf for gaming there. This is the suck.
Bought DND 4e books. Am very, very very very impressed. Am starting game soonest. (Brian, Tony - y'all in?)
Bike is fixed and rolling. have tubes, will travel.
Need better hydration system desperately. Hrrrml.
Goal: 150 by end of year. Which one? When? Who knows.
.... continued after lunch!
Need new glasses. Will find cheap pair. :)
Looks like a dive trip next weekend to the quarry in Athens. RAWK!
MUST CLEAN GEAR TODAY. Have been lax. Lax is /bad/.
Need to get the ladyfaire into the pool - reweight + skills testing = GOOD.
NEEED storage unit @ apartment. BUT!...
Have TONS of stuff in storage that needs to get on Craigslist post-haste! (Washer, Dryer, bedframe, bedside tables, antique writing desk (1960's vintage), and god-knows-what-else. The longer it sits, the more we pay expensive storage fees.
Must go pay expensive storage fee.
Need to look into storage unit @ apartment building for bike, SCUBA, and craft stuff. Oi. half the price, convenient location, will have to rent/borrow truck. Grumblemutter.
New job rocks. Good folks, good cause, great people - hard to go wrong here. Now if I can just avoid getting run off for a weird sense of humor.