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See if I can get an update in

September 25th, 2014 at 07:39 pm

I started to write something yesterday but didn't get far enough to save it. Life is busy and full! Maybe part of it is now that I write in my daily job, I feel less need to blog as often.

I don't have any huge pieces of financial news, but the bits and pieces are piling up, most of them good. I'll get the bad news out of the way first:

- No offer on the condo. The people who seemed interested have stopped communicating suddenly with THEIR agent. She has no idea why. I think if I haven't heard anything tomorrow, I'm going to call and get the floor job scheduled. I think it will show better if we do that.

On to the good stuff:

- NT's mom sent us over $1000 as a housewarming gift! Instead of hoarding it like I have any other windfall money, we're actually using it for house stuff. So far we've used it for furnace repair, wireless internet router & Chromecast, kitchen trash cans, picture hangers, and vacuum cleaner repair. We still have about $800 left.

- NT found out he is getting a promotion next month to a managerial position. He should get a decent raise but the main benefit will be in a larger bonus in December. Either way, great news!

- AS's $2300 editing job fell through but she's more than covered it with lots of smaller jobs from different places. The work is flowing in steadily, so she's still replaced net pay plus health insurance through mid-November.

- Can't tell if it's for real or not, but the contact at the WV gas company said he thinks we'll get payment for the right-of-way on or before the option expiration date, which is Oct. 12. At least we should know something by then, whether it's full payment, letting the option expire or renewing the option for another 6 months.

- My new job is going very well overall. I've had some difficult moments but have also received some nice compliments and good feedback, so I'm starting to feel more confident.

- I transferred $8500 of CC balances onto the 0% card. I figure I'll leave it there for a while in case we sell the condo at a loss and need to pay to get out of the mortgage. Maybe we'll have enough money to cover it when that happens (especially if the WV deal happens or NT's bonus is really big) but since the card is 0% until end of 2015, might as well leave the debt there and keep the money in the bank just in case. I also have NT's last semester of tuition sitting on a loan ($4500) with the money to pay it off sitting in checking, and an extra $2K in checking. And I could put another $2500 at 0% on the credit card if needed to get out from under the condo. So we'll see what happens, but at least I have options.

Lots of other bits here and there, but I think that's all the big stuff. Onward and upward!

6 Responses to “See if I can get an update in”

  1. Carol Says:

    Good to hear from you and glad things are going well. Hope condo sells soon!!!

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Sounds good,ceejay.

  3. snafu Says:

    Happy to hear from you and learn the new job is going well with compliments and good feedback to give you more confidence, AS is finding short term contract work and NT will move into management and likely a major bonus. How are the tykes adjusting to their new home? Do you feel fully settled in with a routine that works for you all?

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Sorry you haven't gotten an offer on the condo.

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    Thanks all! We're not completely unpacked, but the kids and cat seem completely happy and at home, so that's the important thing. None of our furniture looks quite right in the place, and there are so many things I'd change, but we're comfortable, and it's a great old house. So big and spacious and full of character. We all sleep like babies here.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm glad you seem to be liking your new job! I hope the WV deal goes through!

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