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Weekend update & wage increase

April 16th, 2007 at 06:02 pm

Another weekend has come and gone and I don't have a lot to show for it. My parents were in town for a few days, which was very nice, but not exactly relaxing. Since they were keeping the boy occupied, I was able to get a little bit of stuff taken care of around the house, though. Paperwork/filing had been taking over my dining room and I was finally able to get things put away/sorted. I am down to one small pile of stuff, but that is mostly catalogs so I should be able to go through it quickly. A little bit of laundry and keeping up with the dishes and that was about all I accomplished.

The weather finally started turn a little warmer this weekend so I did get my front planting bed cleaned up a bit. Still have a few bushes to prune, but it can wait a few days.

I did miserable with the menu planning this weekend. We ended up eating out most meals, but my parents insisted on paying as payment for them staying at our house. I SHOULD have put something in the crock pot for dinner last night, but I didn't get to it. Then all of a sudden it was 7:00 and I had nothing for dinner. We did have a small gift card to a restaurant in the area ($10) so we decided to use that. Still spent money eating out, but we tried to minimize the damage.

The good news that I have is that our wage increases came through for my company. I got a 3.7% raise which is above the company average (yeah!) of 3%. It works out to about $100 extra per month so I am going to put the "extra" money toward my buffer/debt payment rather than increasing spending like I have in the past. We will see how things work out. The wage increase is affective as of our next paycheck on the 27th so I will know better how much more money I am working with in my budget then.

Still haven't sold anything from half.com. Will probably keep them posted, but they are going to be in my way very soon. The idea of the rummage sale is still tickling the back of my brain but I am going to hold off making a decision for a few weeks. May ask my neighbor if she is interested in having one together. Of course, I may just wind up taking everything to Goodwill out of frustration before then. Will have to wait and see.

4 Responses to “Weekend update & wage increase”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    I tossed that thought around myself, but DH insists on having a garage sale. So starting tomorrow I will throw everything I can into the garage and hope for the best!

  2. robex Says:

    We had a cul de sac garage sale last summer and had an absolute blast! At the end of the day, we all pulled our barbeques out to the road and had dinner together and then had a marshmallow roast over our fire pit.

    We didn't make much money at the sale, but we have some great memories of the day!

  3. littlemama Says:

    I wanted to have a (another) garage sale, but DH said to just donate it and get a tax reciept. Just as well...I really don't have the time for all of that anyway. My real objective is to just have a less cluttered (read serene) home. Smile Good luck, whatever you choose.

  4. Elly Says:

    Congrats on the raise!

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