Thursday, February 2, 2012

Checking In

I just wanted to let you all know I haven't been trapped in a landslide from the hallway closet or anything like that (yet). It's just been a busy time for me. I'm also keeping my fingers busy knitting. I have one dry cloth done for a sweeper stick and I'm about 1/3 of the way through a single red sock. I'm aiming to do some slippers in the very near future as well.

I've decided not to post month end numbers or reports for the first 6 months of the year. We are not making the type of progress that I would like and we are again implementing changes to way the way we deal with our finances.

We are looking at taking on more debt this year by way of a vehicle loan. My work van will need replacing sooner rather than later. If this was the vehicle we just drove around in for pleasure, I would drive it until the wheels fell off. However, it is a work vehicle, and it must be in near perfect working condition as well as looking like I just drove it off the car lot. This is probably a few months away still, and I'm ok with having that kind of debt again. With the knowledge that I have now, we will be able to handle the payments and we will work away at paying it off early.

The housing situation stress is now over. I'm happy to report that we will not be moving for some time in the foreseeable future. Our property management company was seeking an eviction based on the grounds that we have been late with paying our rent several times in the past year. We managed last month to pay what would be the equivalent of two months worth of rent, so that we would be ahead of the game. Which is why our finances needed to be so tight in January. But it's ok now. Moving on.

Hubby is on board with me for the decluttering projects this month, so I'm hoping to get a lot accomplished. There are lots of things to get rid of by way of donation, sale or just throwing it out. I'd like to get a jump start on my first declutter area today, if time allows.

I'm off to grab another cup of coffee, and get the kids out the door for school and daycare. have a great day everyone!

P.S. Judy, if you're reading this, I miss you and your blog. I hope you get everything back up and running soon!


  1. Sooo glad you have your housing sorted out - what a major stressor for you. Do you get to use your work vehicle as a tax reduction?

  2. Hugs. I'm sorry for your housing stress - that sounds really difficult. So happy you were able to get caught up.

  3. That's great that you were able to get things worked out and get ahead with the rent too. Hopefully your day has been very productive.

  4. congrats on getting ahead on your rent!! Look forward to seeing your decluttering in action. Ha