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Still Busy but Less Busy with a Nice Surprise

October 28th, 2013 at 07:58 pm

I'm finally thinking I'm over the worst of the semester. I have the rest of it planned out, and the best part is now that my evening class is over, I have some more time.

I went to New Orleans from Wednesday-Saturday to do a conference presentation. It went well, and the best part was New Orleans itself. I haven't been there in years, and I had such fun. The university will pay for about half my trip, but I heard great presentations, ate fabulous (and free!) food, and had at least a couple of hours for a wander around. A bunch of folks I was in grad school with were there, and some other former colleagues, so it was fun to go out with them. I didn't spend too much, tried to economize where I could, and got some work done at the airports, on the planes, and in odd snatches of time. So, I'm caught up enough and feel refreshed.

I came home to a registered letter from my adjunct employer which made me a bit anxious. But it turned out to be good news. Their IRS audit revealed they owed me a 403b contribution. Because I work there only sporadically, I don't have a retirement account with them, but apparently I worked enough in the previous year to open an account with an initial $800 deposit made by them. Isn't that peachy?

I hope to clear things up around here this week, completely catch up on work, and clean the house. Maybe I can even turn into Tinkerbell or lose that dread 20 lbs.?

7 Responses to “Still Busy but Less Busy with a Nice Surprise”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad your busy schedule is improving!

  2. momcents Says:


    Glad you are having a breather. I am looking forward to mine, in two weeks, when outdoor soccer practice four times a week ends. Then in December it is only three times a week, at more ideal times, and it is indoor! Less complaining and more ideal.

    Great news about the 403B!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Did you stay in the French Quarter?

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    The last time I was in New Orleans was in 1985 I think - I was nine years old. My brother was 4 - and he got lost on an elevator in our hotel. When we found him, he was happy as a lark, thinking it was a grand adventure. Smile
    Great news about the retirement money!

  5. My English Castle Says:

    The convention hotel was between downtown and the now-funky Warehouse District. They have a great new WW2 Museum and man, the food was wonderful. I had a gulf shrimp and fried green tomato po boy with remoulade sauce. Fabulous.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Sounds great! I've some great food there, including a po boy to die for!

  7. Dido Says:

    A 403b contribution on an adjunct position?! Must be a public college. Nine of the private colleges I worked for ever had that. Lucky you! Congrats on the unexpected bonus!

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