Friday, May 14, 2010


I know it is has been a month since I have posted! Bad bad me! But a lot has been going on!

*We will be moving to another state June 20th. Last minute orders, thank you Army! This has caused quite a commotion around here.

*Got his house up on the market and ready to sell, because of the move. This included installing new flooring in the hall bathroom and kitchen. The old vinyl flooring was very dated and torn in some spots. Also planted some spring flowers in the garden for curb appeal. Spent a total of $300 on these improvements, which keeps the house in line with the asking price.

*Looked into selling my house. Renters lease is not up until July 31st though, so I really can't do anything about it until the renters are out. Urgh.

*My family came into town for a week for Commencement. They brought up a sack of live crawfish and we had a crawfish boil. It was so yummy. Brought my mother to the girls' school for a Mother's Day event, which was a lot of fun. Spent a lot of time just hanging out with th folks.

*Had to wrap up the semester for school - final projects and finals themselves. Thankfully, I got it all done!

*I graduated from College! Walked across the stage and all!

*Dealing with some issues at work. Not about me, but it does affect me. Starting next week, I will be working a heck of a lot more until I leave - one of the employees is getting fired for stealing. Not a good time dealing with that, but it will be much better once this employee is gone.

*After trying, unsucessfully, four time to get Chase to lower my interest rate, (when they bought out WaMu, they raised the rate from 10% to 27.99% just because. No real reason, other than they could) I decided to enroll in CCCS. It was a very painful choice for me, but I was making zero headway having to pay $280 a month just in interest payments. I put two of the last three debts on the program - for a total of $16,000. My interest rates went from 19.99% to 6.99% and from 27.99% to 6.00%. I still plan on paying the same amount I was paying before - but with the reduced interest rates, I can actually make progress.

* Submitted my resume online to a job posting that I am interested in at the new duty station. Hopefully I will hear something back.

* Posted some things on Craigslist to sell - already got two items sold and gone, another item to be picked up tomorrow and some interest in two more items. Hopefully they will all sell. The total asking price for everything is $850 - which will really help out a ton.

I am sure there is more, but that is the basic top heavy stuff that has being going on around here!