Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Updated debt list:
Urgent care clinic: $46.15 (August 2007)-PAID!
Urgent care clinic: $40.55 (November 2007)
Dr. Office: $79.20-Paid!
ER Doctor: $97
dentist: $120-paid $27, balance $100
Auto parts store: $100.00-paid $25.00, balance $75
Second half 2007 real estate taxes: $148.64-PAID!
Credit card #1: $2970
Credit card #2: $1104
Credit card #3: $990
Credit card #4: $899
Credit card #5: $908
Credit card #6: $2509
Car loan: Balance: $2815
My student loan: $12, 913
DH student loan: $53, 248
House: paid $670.12
As of March 21st: $2228.52 in debt paid off!
You may have noticed that the dentist bill went up a little bit. That is because Tom had a $27 charge that wasn't covered by the insurance from December so we had to add it. I also added our real estate taxes since we hadn't paid the second half of them yet.
Some really incredible things happened today. I paid our cell phone bill a full week early! I sent in the second half of our real estate taxes 10 days before they were actually due. I went to the Dr. this morning for my sinuses and instead of just paying the 20% co-pay, I paid $50 of the $72. I didn't pay more than that because our health insurance always writes some off and then it's heck trying to get an overpaid amount back from the Dr office. When we get the insurance forms, I can pay the difference. It just felt so good to be able to do that!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I haven't heard back from the roofer guy that I called yesterday, I'll keep you posted. Tomorrow I will be updating the debt list with a few more paid bills.
I have lots of homework to finish by Sunday so be praying for me. There's no such thing as holidays and spring breaks in my online classes.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The insurance adjuster for the roof came today. Turns out our roof is fine, it's the flashing around the chimney, one of the upstairs rooms, and the back room that is causing the leaks. She will write up an estimate and call me back, then issue us a check. I've got a call in to the roofer that our agent suggested to me and we'll go from there. So hopefully that will be fixed soon without too big of a dent to our EF (we'll have our deductible of course). Oh, and I did call the roofer that did the roof and ask if they would honor the warranty since it wasn't the shingles. He said they didn't do the flashing, they just did an overlay so they are not responsible for that either. I wasn't surprised that he said that, but I thought I'd try. Of course, for $150, he'd be glad to make a service call. I said um...no thanks. Frankly if I'm going to have to give my money to anyone, I'd rather give it to just about anyone than them.
The sun is out here today! The two little ones that I have this week took the stroller and went out for a walk this morning. It was a bit chilly, but it felt great to be out and about.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Naturally, since it is spring break this week, our weather has got chilly again. I sure hope we can get some decent weather for the egg hunt on Saturday.
I started working on my menus for the next couple of weeks since this weekend is my grocery shopping weekend. I am getting a bit discouraged because it seems like no matter what I cook, someone in my family doesn't like it. How in the world did I raise such picky children? Sadly, I think they're too old to change them very much right now.
I was able to add $25 to the EF yesterday, so it is back up to $300. I've been doing these toy reviews every few months where they send you a bunch of toys and you and the kids play with them and then you write about what you think of them. You get to keep the toys and they pay you $25. It's really cool and I've got some neat stuff doing it. I opted out of the next one because I just have too much going on right now and although it's fun, it is a lot of work too.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Now I'm going to do some housework and then some homework. I got our taxes done and filed this weekend. I am going to do better keeping up my paperwork this year. I say that every year and I do a bit better every year. Maybe eventually I will truly be good at it.