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Car Title + other tidbits

December 7th, 2008 at 09:24 pm

- DH's car title arrived yesterday! First time in the 10 years I've known him that he hasn't owed on a car. Woo hoo! 10 months early! Yes, he knows. He asked me just yesterday when I expected to pay off his car. I couldn't weasel my way out of that one lol...

- Next goal wont be decided until the end of January. I need to recover from recent purchases plus the car payoff. DH has been told to stop requesting money until then. Unfortunately, yes he is ready to move on to his next vehicle. There's a reason why he has never had a paid off car until now. More on that at a later date.

- Stressing about recent purchases while I wait for my Microsoft bailout. Yes, I was one of the "lucky" ones who got in on the Black Friday 40% Microsoft HP cashback deal. In the end, I am confident this will work out quite nicely in my favor, but it's a bit nervewracking to have that kind of money hanging on the line. Laptop should arrive Monday or Tuesday!

- My mother just doesn't know how she will survive til Friday's pay day. Shoulda thought of that while she spent spent spent the money! Not getting much sympathy from me these days cuz I know where the money is going. Not always necessary. She goes back to work half days tomorrow so we'll see how that goes. It'll be good for her to get out of the house, but sadly she gets paid more when she's out sick. Not sure how that works! There is word of hours being cut for all employees at the store in January. Not good. She will have to look for a new job, no choice whatsoever.

- Have to add in a Freecycle rant! Someone in my local group requested items for her parents whose apartment was robbed last night. These people even had half a gallon of milk stolen - can you imagine?? So what was she requesting? Flat screen tv, PS2, vcr/dvd/hd, laptop. Oh yes, she says they had many more things stolen but these were the ones they use most often. OH COME ON!!!!!!!! I don't have a flat screen tv. The PS2, vcr, dvd were all gifts and are quite old and used. I AM happy to have them though. And yes I'm getting a laptop, but this is a purchase I've planned for a LONG time. Just was waiting for the right deal. Yes, I suppose you can beg for whatever handout you'd like on freecycle - but REALLY???? I would have gladly helped out with any necessities they needed!! /rant.

- Freecycle is not all bad. Our sister "cafe" site has resulted in DH helping a woman put her VHS memories on DVD for her husband for Christmas. She was quoted a ridiculous amount of money to do this at a store. DH has the equipment to do it, so she's providing the DVDs and will pay him a small (yet to be determined) fee for his services. He's not looking to make a ton of money, but to help someone out. Yay!!

- Need to take my toy donations to the collection center this week.

- Work is about to get CRAZY for me!