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January debt-repayment goal; progress on said goal; other news

January 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 am

Forgot to post my January debt repayment goal! I hope to pay off at least $1575 of debt this month.

To that end, our U.S. mortgage payment hit, with $408 going to principal. $1167 to go!

Made some progress on one of my 2011 goals: The new year has come with no sign raise or promotion at my current job, so AS found some employment opportunities online, and I spent my morning updating the information on my resume. I also looked around for job postings, but didn't find any as good as the two AS showed me, so I'll just work on applying to those two this week.

Oh, and our automatic deposit to the EF hit late last week, so that's $25 toward our $7000 goal. I think NT has some money in UK checking that I can transfer into UK savings to count toward the EF, but I have to wait until the UK mortgage payments hit to see how much is left for savings.

I weighed myself last night expecting the worst; I really stuffed myself this past week, and a minor health annoyance (plus sheer laziness) meant no workouts. Amazingly, I only gained .9 lbs! I'm at about 155.5, so I've made my 2011 goal of getting down to 139 just that little bit more challenging. Wink

The issue with our recently deceased parking-spot renter resolved itself this weekend; the man's sister sent us a check for January rent and a note that she won't be needing the spot after this month. So glad she cleared that up for us! Now we can post a notice that we're renting out the spot beginning in February.

NT listed some books, DVDs and games on Half and eBay; the book sales will offset the cost of his new semester's purchases, while the game and DVD sales will help pay for the purchases enumerated in my last post. We've already sold some of the books, and there are bids on all the eBay stuff.

After a rescheduling, the cleaner finally came today. I've been at work so I don't know how it went. Hoping to see a big difference when I get home!

New Year's Eve was the mellowest I've had in my adult life. We had a few friends stop by early in the evening, and then one of our best friends came over to ring in the new year with videogames and snacks. He left soon after midnight and we stayed up a bit longer, then headed off to bed. It was exactly what I was in the mood for this time around!

New Year's Day, I heard AA stirring around 9 or 9:30 -- a bit late for her, but then again she'd stayed up later than usual. When I peeked in, she slowly turned her head and looked at me with a serious expression, and I could tell something was wrong because she usually breaks into a huge grin and bounces around when she first sees someone in the morning. I picked her up and her skin felt burning hot, so I took her temperature. 102.5. It was the first time she'd ever had a fever, so I called the nurseline and they gave us some tips and told us to take her to the ER if it reached 105.

We monitored it as it fell to about 101, then got complacent for a few hours, until just before bedtime when we took her temp again. 103.5! We put her down for a couple hours, checked it again and it was 104.5. For the rest of the night we took turns checking her temperature every two hours, and luckily it slid down from that high point until it was nearly normal in the morning, and completely normal by the afternoon of Jan. 2. Phew! Needless to say, AA was a bit tired and overly sensitive for the day, having been woken up so many times during the night, and she seemed to have a sore throat or something that put her appetite off, but she was well enough to go to daycare this morning. What a way to start the new year!

4 Responses to “January debt-repayment goal; progress on said goal; other news”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Glad AA is feeling better! Nothing worse than a sick child...you feel so helpless!

  2. ndchic Says:

    It's a good thing that she's doing better. My little girl was sick a couple weeks ago and it made me feel terrible. I wish that I was sick instead of her.
    That's nice that the sister of the deceased gentleman sent you a not clarifying the issue. Maybe you can increase the price for a new renter?

  3. Homebody Says:

    Poor baby, nothing is worse than a sick or sad child. And I also agree, very nice of sister to give notice like that.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sorry to hear AA was sick! Glad she's feeling better.

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