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No news is annoying news: random piddly updates

May 5th, 2015 at 04:59 pm

Nothing much has happened the past few days. Not much money coming in or out. We did get two Truvia settlement checks for $7.89 each, but no new freelance checks for AS. She keeps working, so the expected money keeps building up. Sure will be fun when it comes in!

We agreed with our neighbors to get started on fencing the backyard in. They said they can cover our share until AS's checks come in. We might have them by the time work starts, but we're just not sure.

NT borrowed another 600 pounds from his mum to finish the UK renovations. I need to transfer it over to the management company this week.

No sign of our cat. I wish he would come home, and I still think there's a good chance he will, though my hope gets a little dimmer every day. We're still hunting for him, have signs up, and are checking found-pets sites.

Tomorrow a big credit card payment goes out, and our bank account will be down to less than $100, either until payday next Friday or until AS gets some checks.

I checked with the broker and the property taxes supposedly sent by my old mortgage company April 10 have still not posted. Which means we can't get that money refunded. Still waiting on the refund of escrow money from the old mortgage as well, and property taxes from the condo that we also double-paid because of closing requirements.

So, in a holding pattern on most things. But I had a nice chat with AS where she assured me I didn't need to feel stressed out on their account because none of our fun money had come in; she and NT know it's coming and they're feeling patient about making big purchases.

AS saw my blog the other day and nicely offered to handle figuring out what to do about the basement area so I don't have to. Smile

I did decide we'll drive to the family reunion in July. Now that the kids don't fly for free, it would be over $2K for airfare, vs. about $600 for a car share. Can't ignore that price difference even if it is a 12-hour drive each way! We'll take the Friday and Monday around the weekend so we can divvy up the driving over two days each way.

I won't actually book the car or the hotels until we have some money in our shared spending, though. Just to make sure we have enough.

I guess that's it for now. Good things brewing but nothing much happening!

4 Responses to “No news is annoying news: random piddly updates”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad you have support at home! I think I would be really worried if I only had $100, at least after having much more. I know you'll be fine. Who knows maybe a check is being delivered tomorrow. Smile

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh, I was wrong! I'll have about $190 in the bank, and then after a student loan and utility bill next week, it'll be down to $79. But hopefully we get some checks before that. Smile

  3. My English Castle Says:

    All good things come to those--but it's annoying to have to wait!
    I hope the cat comes home!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed your cat's safe return!

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