Because I can’t say that phrase without thinking of this:
Yesterday saw my largest amount of viewers yet, clocking in at 169! Thanks for everyone who visited my blog yesterday!
This week has been going by entirely too slow. Two more days until our move in day!! I can’t wait! The move in process will be slow since hubby will be working regular hours all week. I’ll start moving smaller boxes and we’ll get the bed and larger items with a moving truck on Friday or Saturday.
Hubby has reconfirmed that the budget is a good idea. He also brought up that he doesn’t need to be spending much on food since he does pay to have 3 meals on his ship. I eat like a bird and could probably live off $50 a week or less. As long as I can start cooking meals, we should be able to skim the $400 I have budgeted for groceries to be closer to $200. I really really really really can’t wait to move! Looks like May will be the time to start our budget and attempt to use cash for grocery purchases! There’s a Farm Fresh across the street from our apartment complex and hubby gets a 10% off military discount. I should have asked if a spouse is qualified for that too otherwise I’ll have to drag hubby along to all the shopping trips!
After scheduling our internet to be turned on at the new apartment, I noticed the rate has increased by $2.60. I can’t complain too much because I’m still paying about $30 less than the normal price, just for asking!
Progressive was charging me a $5 installment fee with my monthly car insurance payment, because I chose to pay monthly instead of paying off the entire sum ahead of time. They offered a $5 discount if I signed up for electronic funds transfer. I know $5 isn’t much and I’d save a lot more if I paid the entire years worth of insurance at one time but seeing as the internet rate increased, I’ll take this $5 reduction!
Unfortunately, it appears my 18 year old car is having some issues and I suspect the transmission is going. It’s been jumping forward when we accelerate or slow down. It’s done this in the past and it was usually around the time it needed an oil change and corrected itself afterwards. We got our oil change two weeks ago but the jumping seems to have gotten worse. I plan on taking it in tomorrow to get an estimate but if it’s more than $500, we’re going to have to look in to financing a new/used car. Transmissions are usually pretty pricey, so I’m definitely worried. We’ll probably have to put the savings I budgeted for paying off the credit card towards a monthly car payment. It sucks. We both would rather pay cash for a car but we only have $15 in our savings account. I’m hoping it’s some minor fix that will keep my rustmobile running for a few more months so we can save for that car.
On the other hand, it would be nice to have a newer used car with better gas mileage since we are moving about 10 miles away from base. Hubby could drive the new/used car and I could drive my rustmobile into the ground for errands and appointments. Meh, but the interest we’d wind up paying on both the credit card and the auto loan makes me cringe.
What would you do in my situation?