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Final entry on 30 in 30 days

January 31st, 2010 at 10:41 am

Yesterday I tackled the linen closet. Donated 15 items to the local charity place. Total items out: 45 including 4 bags of garbage. Total points: 94. Maybe I'll keep doing this. It's made a difference but there is still a lot to go out. Thanks for following along!

Any ideas on finding a job?

January 24th, 2010 at 08:13 pm

I've been off for 14 months. Ten of it has been "fun-employment". I've been looking for a job since October. I've contacted friends and family. Any ideas? I'm willing to do anything. Let me know if you have any suggestions!

More on 30 in 30 days

January 23rd, 2010 at 11:31 am

Ah, 10 old T-shirts out, two wreaths freecycled, plus craft ribbon to a good cause. Up to 71.5 points and haven't put a dent in it. Another, oh, 800 or 900 points and it might make a difference. Onwards!

30 in 30 days

January 20th, 2010 at 06:21 am

I'm up to 52 points. Freecycled several items and donated 10 airline travel kits to go to Haiti. Another huge bag of trash out the door. I need to tackle the clothes next. How did I accumulate so much crap? Jeez, being a product of the materialistic 1980's has my house filled with such a lot of useless stuff. I am sure I could clear a good 65 - 70% out of my house and still have things that I don't need in it!

Emergency Fund update

January 15th, 2010 at 03:49 pm

I was able to add to the emergency fund in an effort to meet my goal of $1,200.00. As my side bar indicates I am now at $1,009.01, up from $854.01. Can't wait to have this fully funded so I can tackle the cc debt.

30 items in 30 days

January 14th, 2010 at 05:09 pm

Finally reached the goal of 30 items in 30 days. Lots of recycling and freecycling and a little bartering. Regretfully there was too much garbage put out but who needs a handful of broken pieces of Hot Wheels track? I'm up to 31.5 points. It's half way through the month and I hope to hit 60 points by month end.

$5,000 deposited to our bank account - in error

January 9th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Joy of joys. Our mortgage company deposited $5,000 into our account yesterday. Bonus! But we know it's an error. At some point it will be clawed back. But it sure looks pretty sitting in the account.

Emergency Fund

January 8th, 2010 at 08:29 am

We received a surprise refund for a dental expense after we appealed it. I added $450 to the emergency fund for a total of $854. Getting close to my goal of $1,200.00

Emergency fund and the 30 day challenge

January 5th, 2010 at 08:21 pm

Well, I've been able to incease our EF to more than $400. One third of what I need to have to feel comfortable. We're up to 11 points on the 30 day challenge as I threw out a garbage bag of crap from the work room (freecycled 10 items last month), sold a pair of skates yesterday, returned borrowed items yesterday. So I'm satisfied with the 11 points and have many more to go.

Didn't get THE job

January 4th, 2010 at 11:54 am

Ah, soul crushing. Didn't get my dream job with the non-profit. But now I know and can move forward. Life is unfolding as it should. But man, am I disappointed!

30 Day Challenge

January 3rd, 2010 at 04:31 pm

OK, I'm only up to 4 points but it feels great. Out are the two dead plants and I also cleared off the crap on one of the laundry shelves. You know all that extra crap that you find in pockets and all the extra lids and measuring cups? It's in the recycling. Lots more to go...