I went and helped set up books for the bake and book sale tomorrow. Then I left to take my son to pick up his Subaru that had some sort of oil leak but it was covered by the warranty we got when we paid for the engine to be rebuilt.
Then I went to the store and picked up cream, cat food, wine and a few other essentials for the weekend.
Tomorrow I am going over to the book sale early to help out and then leaving around 10 or so since we’re driving up to Chico so B can pick up his motorcycle. It’ll be a long day but I’ll get thru it. He’s been set on a Triumph which is what he had in college. Then reconsidered and found a brand new Honda Rebel. It’s a smaller motorcycle and that may be a good thing. It won’t hold resale the same as a Triumph, but that’s not why he’s buying it. This money comes from the many bonuses he has had over the years that usually has gone to bills. So it’s his turn.
Speaking of budgets, things are okay. The bills are getting paid but we’re still not putting away money above and beyond the 401 k that is taken out automatically. In the next 2 months we have property tax and house insurance so 2 really big annual bills. Sigh… I really hope we get a handle on this as retirement looms out there. But I am optimistic we will have it sorted as we go into those years. We have to get rid of the car payment and that will free up some money. But he gets a reimbursement for the car so it’s a double edge sword. Still, I hope by mid-year next year the Santa Fe is paid and then we can look at the last car loan for him in these last 3 years.
I am trying very hard to be as frugal as I can and only buying essentials. Even so, things do come up.
Dinner is Friday night pizza.