Random NewsPosted: August 29, 2012
Thank you for all the awesome comments on yesterday’s post. They help encourage me when it gets a little rocky and tight in the finances. But the fact that I can look back at this time last year and realize how much better we’re doing is a wonderful thing. Truly amazing. Today’s post won’t be very long as I didn’t really plan out anything. Work took me on a mini field trip and I forgot about it yesterday and read instead of working on blog stuff.
Interesting news though? My car started up without needing to be jumped the other day. It felt amazing-apparently we have to be very careful of how we turn it off. So it’s a pain in the butt to remember but it beats having to jump it every time. And it beats having to shell out money to fix it right now.
And on other news? My water company wanted to charge us $140 for last month. My normal bill is around $45 (on the high end there to). Hmm….that’s three times as much. They had down that we used almost three thousand more gallons this last month. So we went and found the water main with the gauge and turns out the “8” they wrote down was really a “6”. They’re sending someone out to double check on it. I took a picture and emailed it as we will not be paying that high bill. I’m glad I look at bills now instead of just paying them. You know what the really cool part is? If it actually was that high I could afford it as it’s in my budget. Maybe it’s a little weird to be excited over that as I won’t be paying it but it goes back to the whole issue of I wouldn’t have been able to do that a year ago.
Also, I spoke with my friend that I helped work on her budget a few months ago. It has been working out for her! I know that sometimes her husband will go off track and they have to talk about it but for the most part, it really works. She’s changed some things (my suggestion to pay off student loans now instead of in a year or so she’s decided to forgo but she’s also making trips every week so the gas adds up) but really liked it. It helped her narrow down apartment searching to what she knew she could afford. So yay for budgets!
That’s it for now.