Hope it’s okay to get the thread started for the week .....
Personally, I don't trust having how I handle my finances on my computer. Several years ago I was getting my internet through the phone line, we had a bad storm with lots of lightening and my computer got fried.
I've used a notebook to keep track of what I pay and when I pay it for years and years. I use one page in my notebook for each month. I have all my bills listed and their due dates. Since I only get my money once a month I pay everything at the end of the month. I have a check mark for what I paid and when the payment cleared the bank. I pay everything on line. I keep track of my bank balance from my bank's web site. In my notebook I keep a running total of my balance with each payment deducted. They only thing I have auto pay for is my auto insurance and home owners insurance. I did have my internet bill deducted from my bank account but one month they made a mistake and withdrew twice the amount, which did not sit well with me. I changed that to a credit card and make an extra payment on that card to cover it.
Dh finally started keeping a paper list of what he has to pay and when its due, unfortunately it took a couple of over drafts on his account to see the wisdom of keeping it written down and not just in his head or depending on getting the bill to remind him.
One of the aftermaths of katrina was the mail getting screwed up. Many people messed up their credit because they depended on getting a bill before making their payment. When we evacuated I took financial records with me (I had them in a binder). Therefore I had account numbers, and addresses if I needed to pay by mail. However, I had already started paying my bills on line. At first I had no computer (it was lost in katrina) so I went to the library to use their computer. It was so dangerous back then to use a public computer for personal things. the world has seriously changed in the last 15 years.
God is good all the time
I'd like to have a guest cabin on our property, too. I'd even settle for a nice camper trailer for guests to use. We don't have a spare bedroom, so having overnight guests is non existent, or they sleep on the floor. We just can't afford either one, without having to go in debt to get it. I'm happy for you!DH is still working on his cabin. He has the floor of the bedroom done, he is building one room at a time. And he has three wall frames up. I keep asking him why there is no outside door and he keeps saying you won't be able to go out side directly from the bedroom. For some reason I can't seem to wrap my mind around that. This is the woods and it will be a wooden cabin and I still thing there needs to be a door, but what ever.
its starting to rain and I can see one side of my school bus from my office window, I see goat legs under there, they are so funny because the do not like to get wet. Our big billy goat really needs a bath, he could do with a run through a car wash. but he'd never go for it.
God is good all the time
He's doing all the lumber himself except for some areas that have to have longer than he can cut. And he's found a place that sells those at a really good price. Of course there will be expenses, but he recycles things.I'd like to have a guest cabin on our property, too. I'd even settle for a nice camper trailer for guests to use. We don't have a spare bedroom, so having overnight guests is non existent, or they sleep on the floor. We just can't afford either one, without having to go in debt to get it. I'm happy for you!
if it didn't come BOV decked out - plenty of used add-ons like cargo carriers, grill guards, and lighting available on the marketBit the bullet and am now the proud owner of a 2002 Chevy Suburban as my BOV. I shouldn't have any use for the 3rd row seats, so those will be folded up pretty much always with gear loaded up at all times. This is a dedicated BOV, so it won't get driven more than maybe once a month. It gets pretty bag gas mileage, so we will be stocking back quite a bit of stabilized gas for bugging out. Told hubby we will be filling a can a week until they're all filled and we have enough to fill that tank. Right now, that is all.
Actually we got two kinds, the frozen leg quarters and small cans. I love the fajita chicken , but I don't think we ever get chicken patties, but we do get port patties. Since DH had part of his pancreas and his spleen taken out he can't stand any spices and the pork patties are a little spicey, so I end up sharing those with other people. We don't care for the small red apples so we always share those with children. We are blessed.The commodities here this month had four kinds of chicken, canned, whole, chicken patties and fajita chicken. We were supposed to get fresh apples, but they turned in the warehouse and were discarded.
Make sure you take you some snacks and cold drinks if possible. I have heard that some of the hospital cafeterias are only serving patients, and not all hospitals have vending machines. Still praying for you and Cary.Cary goes back to see his doctor for a check up tomorrow, after his stay in the hospital. All should be good. Then, next week we go to see the Urologist to find out when his surgery will be.
I went ahead and packed my overnight bag to take to the hospital with us. I have no idea how this surgery is done, or how long to expect Cary to be hospitalized afterwards. Lots of questions to be asked. I'm getting a bit nervous about the whole thing. Cary is as calm as a cucumber, though.