Things are moving along at quite the jaunt lately. we’re *supposed* to close on the house in 7 days! 7 days kids! Oh.My.God. I can’t believe how quickly time is ticking by lately. Its insane. Truly insane.
Work has been very slow, but apparently that is all about to change. Personally I prefer to not be busy in the summer, 1. Its beautiful outside and thats where I want to be, in my new backyard. 2. Who wants to work in a hot sweaty scenery shop in 95 degree weather for 8 hours a day, and 3. Who wants to do overtime in the above conditions.
Anyway, back to the throws of packing. Pictures of the new place to come soon. Followed by LOTS of happy home owner projects, and canning, and BBQ!!!
We’re putting an offer in (for real this time!!) on a property in Plainfield, NJ that reminds me of the house from The Golden Girls..
House warming BBQ details to follow. All dogs welcome (That means you Hyde!)
Filed under: 2009, Finance, life, ME, Mr. Wonderful, Plea for help, saving money, Whining and Moaning | Tags: and maybe a cow, I don't really need my own back yard, Man I really want to raise chickens, who can afford to buy a house anyway?
and I had reached the age where one starts to have serious conversations about weddings, mortgages, when/if one wants to have children, and maybe we should start saving for a down payment?
Oh and hey we’re in a ridiculously unstable industry, have you ever thought about what you might want to do if the entertainment industry goes entirely to shit?
For the record the answers to those questions are as follows
October 4th, 2008
We can’t afford one
Not right now and at least 5 years from now so my Union annuity is vested and I don’t lose it
Um yes we friggan should, as soon as we meet with the Wells Fargo guy
And um Mr. Wonderful has never thought about it. And I want to cook
Filed under: 2009, charity, Cooking Adventures, Fear of Teenagers, Finance
In response to my last post about helping out the kids over at the Teen Shelter, I sucked it up and offered up my help to the woman that gave me the idea in the first place, MoneyMateKate since she was interested in cooking for the kids, but wasn’t comfortable with cooking for a lot of people at once.
A little to my surprise ( I expected her to think I was daft really) she agreed, and the plan is for her and I to meet at the shelter one night and cook up some num nums for the kids. I. Can’t. Wait.
To those of you who responded to the post or the email I sent out looking for some help, once I figure out what the deal is, I’ll send another mass email out and we can figure out a date that works for people and head on down to 36th street.
It feels good to be able to do something for the community other than just signing over a check. I like the getting my hands dirty behind this.
Updates to follow
Filed under: 15316699, 2009, charity, Fear of Teenagers, Finance, Plea for help
So there is this Homeless Teen Shelter in Manhattan. It helps out runaways or kids that have been kicked out, mainly LGBT teens.
Filed under: 2009, Finance, Personal Goals | Tags: 2009 goals, oh my god how did I get to be this old?, personal finance goals
Hey guess what y’all!? You get to be privy to my personal finance goals for 2009. Aren’t you excited??
~ Put aside at least $6000 for my wedding in October 2010.
~Contribute at least $25 extra per student loan per month
~Source avenues of bringing in at least $150 extra per month
~Fund my E-fund for 6 months worth of expenses (~$7,000 Currently sitting at about 2500$)
~Work out 3 times a week (Currently sitting at a measly once a week)
~Start family cookbook for Christmas ’09 by March ’09
Career & THE Future
~ Look at what my options are after my apprenticeship with work has ended
~Sign up to take a class outside of my current industry (Most likely cooking related)
Thats what I have for right now, these are in fact rather loose goals. Most of them revolve around finances as you can tell.
What are your goals for the upcoming year people?