Monday, August 20, 2012

Weekly updates

Our neighbors foster puppy!

Wow! What a week and this next one is just as busy!!!!

We just got done with having South County Boy's Family come in town for almost a whole week for my baptism, but so much went on that i'm leaving those updates for another post all on its own.

We are actually doggie sitting this week and away from our home and just trying to recoup from all the family festivities of the last few days. While this month has sure turned into a bad month for a "no spend" month, at least we aren't beating ourselves up about it and we have been able to cash flow everything thus far.

Despite asking Home Energy Masters to NOT contact me, they have already phoned me once and one of their "sister" companies has tried to contact me as well... If they contact me one more time, they will force my hand with contacting the BBB (because once you get on a list like there's is almost impossible to make the calls stop it seems)... But in good news, my windows have been approved from the HOA to be installed by my friend Ralph and one of his contractor buddies. His friend came out and measured and I should be getting the installation & materials quote any day now. South County Boy and I decided to cash in the savings bonds I have floating around from way back which ended up equaling $512. With our $2k slush fund, the $512 bond money, and the $150 we will have from puppy sitting that we can take and put aside, we are hoping that that will cover the windows and we won't have to slip into the emergency fund at all for the job.

I'm also proud that we only ate out 2 times with the whole family here in town. We used a BOGO coupon to grab lunch with our friends who drove down from Utah to see us, and then the hubby and I split a burrito at chipotle on a night where it was just too hot to cook. We literately had triple digits almost every day his family was in town.

Our neighbor fosters puppies from a rescue shelter occasionally and this week she had that sweet little doggie in the picture with SCB. We are thinking about signing up to be a foster family for the shelter so we can test drive the idea of getting a pet without the added costs and final commitment all at once. The shelter will pay for the animals necessities (Food, potty pads if needed, toys, etc) and you just love it knowing you will have to give it up when someone adopts it. But it sounds like a really good option to test drive getting a pet.

I also owe you a post about the farmers market, but i'm uber exhausted after packing up and getting here after saying good by to our family that i'm going to have to leave that for a later day!!!!!!

Weekly Spending:
August 13:
  • $23.75 Walmart (Clothes for SCB)
August 14:
August 15:
August 16:
  • $19.20 Propane (Home Depot)
August 17:
  • Jersey Mikes: $7.75
  • Chipotle: $7.22
August 18:
  • $24 Discovery Science Center
  • $40.52 Fresh & Easy (Groceries)
  • $12.73 Sprouts (Groceries)
August 19

Money Goals:
  1. 2012 Roth IRA SCG $2,902.00 / $5,000.00 (58.04%)
  2. Car Fund: $32.58 / $1,000.00 (3.25%)
  3. Paying Extra on the house: $121.76/ $1,301.28 (2 additional Mortgage Payments) (9.35%)
  4. 2nd Roth IRA: $0.00 We will just add up all of SCB's earned income for the year and at the end of the year just put at least 15% into a Retirement account for him... 
    1. Apple One: $140.00 earned this year.
    2. RDS: $135.40
    3. Labor Ready: $0.00
    4. I don't think his business stuff counts as income until there is a profit and right now his wood turning business is in the red right now for the year.

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