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Winding things up and our new addition

August 18th, 2009 at 05:49 am

Got the manufacturer's rebate on the A/c today, finished up my online class, and read a bunch of freelance projects.
These checks should results in a nice deposit, and it's great to have money coming in September, when the university usually doesn't pay me until October.

But I haven't blogged for a week because we've been busy with the new doggie. She's a rescue dog, and is very very sweet. We're trying to cure her of eating DD's crayons, but other than demanding to be petted an awful lot, she hasn't revealed many bad habits yet.

I'll post pix soon.

Today's Mission: Money!

August 5th, 2009 at 04:24 am

Everyone in Wisconsin can thank me for the cool summer guaranteed by my purchase of Central Air earlier in the summer. I just found the rebate form sent by the installer and got that completed on line.

Today's mission will be to try to figure out the federal Energy Star rebate on that A/C. And list some ebay or textbook items. And transfer some money to DD's college fund. And mail my latest sales.

I'm ready to get our basement remodeling project rolling and have begun to find the motivation to pay for it!

Credit Card Switch --again

August 2nd, 2009 at 05:07 am

I received yet another new credit card from Citibank because the account may be in danger of fraud from someone someplace who's managed to get access to someone's stuff. While I'm glad they're proactive, its the third new one this year--which means an hour switching over all the automatic payments and inevitably forgetting one.

Speaking of credit cards, when I was entering the mall today, there was a lost debit card laying right on the ground in front of me. Several people passed it by without even picking it up. I grabbed it and took it to customer service, but wondered later if I should've tried to contact the person myself. Not sure which was wiser.

No other financial news except that I returned three earlier summer purchases today and hope they all hit the credit card before I have to pay for them.
It's not a big deal, but I'd rather have the $200 for a month than Citibank having it.