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The good, the bad, and the very ugly

October 21st, 2007 at 08:50 pm

The Good:

1. I hung out 4 loads of laundry this weekend.
2. I am taking my first sewing class this week.
3. DH and I are considering tackling a new project...a compost bin. I'm going to the library tomorrow for more research. Can I even start that in October?
4. I updated our debt and noticed it's gone down about $4,000 from sometime (I didn't write the date) I think it might have been August, but that seems like an awful lot of money for just a few months.
5. Got a free single jogger stroller from Freecycle.

The Bad:
1. Ate at McD's Sat night
2. We've gone over budget in many areas this month. Those categories include: DH personal budget, groceries, and household. The household budget is always the first thing to go; I should reconsider that amount.

The Ugly:
1. Medical technicians are coming to take blood and urine samples tomorrow because we bought a life insurance policy.
2. We have to pay our annual premimum for life insurance probably this week. I'll know to set aside money for this in the future.

You know, I feel pretty bad considering I have a lot more good stuff then bad stuff to report. I'm not sure what's wrong with me.

2 Responses to “The good, the bad, and the very ugly”

  1. JanH Says:

    For us, it took time to get things running more smoothly. There are a lot of things that come up that you didn't think about when you set up the budgets. And then there are things that you aren't quite ready for but need to be done. It slowly gets better. You'll have the emergency fund ready for something new and you'll have saved up in advance for other things. Don't get discouraged. Take all the little successes and celebrate! You are going to get there!

  2. fern Says:

    i love line-drying my clothes. Yes, you can compost year-round. it may take longer to decompose during the cooler months, but that's ok. Are you going to build it yourselves? I would think it very easy for a handy guy.

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