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Wet Wall Repair

January 14th, 2017 at 10:50 am

It has been raining a lot here. So the other day, J tells me that his bedroom wall is wet. Like, wet to the touch. Ugh!

It turned out that the flashing around his window had come lose from the siding underneath the window ledge. With the wind and rain, water was finding its way in. The sheet rock all around the window was soaked.

Today I have a repair person here taking care of the problem.

So, there goes the money I had squirreled away the past few months. Now I have to save it again.

Latest News At Chez Petunia

January 8th, 2017 at 06:33 pm

Well, MrsM180 and hubby moved back to Colorado a few weeks ago. They are already settled into an apartment and MrsM180 has started a new job. It all happened really fast. They hope to be hunting for a house to purchase within a few months.

I miss them of course, but I am also excited on their behalf for them to be taking these big steps and moving forward with their adult lives.

J and his fiancee are now talking about getting married this April in Reno. There is still a lot up in the air with these two. Even so, I expect J will be launching sooner rather than later.

I'm going to be an empty nester soon. Wow.

In less momentous news, I have recently discovered the hobby called "planning". Do you know that there are people out there buying expensive "planners" from companies such as Erin Condren, Reflections, Happy Planner, etc.? And buying "monthly sticker kits", vast quantities of washi tape, and many types of pens in order to decorate the "weekly spread" in their planner? I found all of this rather surprising. And while I do not intend to start shelling out cash for this hobby, I have gotten a few ideas to modify my Bill Book to better plan for upcoming expenses and such.

Mortgage Chips To Date

January 5th, 2017 at 06:58 pm

My mortgage payment has posted. This month I paid an additional $12.05. My new balance is $163,000.00.

Chips to date: $2,136.98

Interest savings this month: $8.04

Interest savings to date: $222.97

Eventually, the interest savings on the chips I have already made will compound to $4,530.79, provided I own this house until July 1, 2042. Which I probably won't. Stick Out Tongue

Net Worth 12-31-16

January 1st, 2017 at 10:36 pm

Cash is up. Smile
Debt is down. Smile
Investments are up. Smile
Home value estimate is up. Smile