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Drum Roll? Nah.

February 15th, 2017 at 10:19 am

After lengthy discussion, it seems clear the DH wants to take the regular job, not the contract with the possibility of it turning into a job. He's very slightly concerned he'll be bored, but he always keeps himself entertained outside of work. It also has the shorter commute--probably a minimum of 15 minutes each way --which adds up and is aggravating.The other folks keep calling him back, but I think he's decided. They don't need him though, until 6 March, which means we'll continue on a somewhat spartan budget for a while. I think the smaller paycheck compared to the other job is not much of a concern. He just needs to keep an eye on his spending. Lots to think about, but he's about to call them and accept.

We continue to eat through the freezer and pantry. Here are some embarrassing revelations. Yesterday DH ate chili from the basement freezer that I have NO idea of its age. But he said it was fine and appears to still be alive. I really should be better about labeling. I'm much too sporadic. And I found a box of alphabet pasta in the far recesses of the cupboard. I'm relatively sure that we have had it for years. I'm throwing it in the latest batch of soup. If you don't hear from me, well, you'll figure it out. Dry pasta has a long shelf life though, right?

I'm home with this awful cold--drippy nose and miserable. I got as far as getting dressed and picking up my bag this morning before giving up and going back to bed.

In other minor financial news, I cashed $25 out of Swagbucks and found 2 cents in the parking lot yesterday. And I read a capstone project to keep that cash coming.

8 Responses to “Drum Roll? Nah.”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Congrats. I was bad at labeling too but I'm getting better since buying a pack of foil trays - like the ones we get from our Indian takeaway - with paper lids. I bought ten for a £ from Poundland.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    That's a good idea, Sarah. We've had some "mystery thaws," so I'm lucky he'll eat just about anything.

    I miss Poundland. And the other night when I was making red cabbage, I thought about the fabulous red cabbage sides I used to buy at Sainsbury's and Waitrose and got all London-sick.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Glad he's made a decision; sounds like he's picked what will work best for him. I hope your cold gets better soon!

  4. Laura Says:

    This made me laugh and smile! And I need some humor! Sounds like DH will be happier with this. Good news!

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    A regular job instead of a contract is probably a bit safer anyway, so that's also a win! If he's not needed until the start of March maybe you can take a short trip as he probably won't get time off for a while?

  6. My English Castle Says:

    I wish I could VS--but hard to leave during the school term. We will plan a couple lunches out together though.

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Lunches out are nice too, it can be a little celebration being employed again Smile.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I don't label anything... really should

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