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On and On It Goes

June 30th, 2013 at 02:10 pm

cc Rewards: Called Am-Ex to have the rewards balance on our Blue Cash Preferred Card ($275) applied to our statement balance. I can't believe I let the balance get so high before "cashing it in." This is a card that offers 6% cash back on supermarket purchases, which is why I chose it.

Ironing Board Cover: I can't remember when I bought my current ironing board cover but it has to have been over 25 years ago. It's so thin that the diamond pattern on the board transfers to the clothes I'm ironing. The actual cover is still fine but the cheap foam padding is completely shot, and has been for awhile. I was going to buy a nice cotton pad from Amazon for $14, but I found a new cover on clearance at Tuesday Morning for $2. I'm going to put the new cover right on top of the old cover for a bit of increased thickness. I don't know if the new cover will last as long as the old one or if I'll end up having to buy the pad some day, but not now. And hey - If the new one lasts 25 years it may be the last one I ever own!

Speaking of Tuesday Morning: I bought some extra items at their clearance sale that I'm going to sell on eBay later in the summer, when I catch a bit of a break at work. My goal is to net $100 on eBay sales this summer. Not a very ambitious goal, but I'm keeping my focus on my regular job since that is what helps our bottom line the most.

Next Finance-Related Project: Purging the Rubbermaid Bin. I keep all our important financial files in a small rectangular Rubbermaid tote bin. I know it's time to purge when the files won't slide down all the way. It's time!

Legacy Project: Paid for 10 beds for shelter dogs today. Smile

Boring

June 22nd, 2013 at 08:13 am

My life has been pretty boring these days because I've just been making hay while the sun shines by working lots of OT. Yesterday I submitted my timecard with 61 hours on it. After 12 days straight I finally have a day off ... then back to work tomorrow. It felt like such a luxury to not have to set the alarm clock and I slept in until 7:45 this morning.