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Stimulus Received

May 1st, 2020 at 12:25 am

My stimulus was deposited in my checking account today. I spent $239 on my Roomba (ordered from Kohl’s Monday & received on Tuesday!). I also sent $1k to my TSP loan. I’m so close to paying it off. Then I can pay off my car. She’ll be all mine free & clear! Then I can throw everything towards my credit cards. I can see why people like Dave Ramsey’s debt snowball. Those $0 balances are so motivating!

Still Working

April 29th, 2020 at 06:21 am

I’m still working, 6 days a week in fact. I know I could work 7 days a week if I wanted to, but I’m just not physically/mentally able.

I’m eating at home a lot more. I am also getting a lot of sun & exercise with our daily walks. They are not leisurely walks. We cover 4 miles in an hour. Today we tried, but ended up turning around before getting caught in a downpour just before we made it to our cars. My friend joked that it was my initiation.

Our shelter in place order was extended until May 15th & I wouldn’t be surprised if it keeps getting extended as people aren’t taking proper precautions.

I think my stimulus payment might hit my bank account this Friday. I did my part to stimulate the economy by buying a Roomba that was on sale.

Stimulus Payment

April 16th, 2020 at 11:22 pm

I was able to enter my direct deposit information into the IRS website yesterday evening. So now I wait. Tomorrow is pay day & I expect two nice sized checks so that’s something to look forward to. I have already scheduled a $1k payment to one of my credit cards.

Switzerland Trip

April 16th, 2020 at 11:19 pm

So our departure flights to Switzerland🇨🇭via Air France 🇫🇷 were canceled yesterday. They aren’t offering rebooking at this time. The travel company didn’t take my final payment which was due yesterday. I contacted them & hey basically told me what I already knew. They were looking for other flight options & aren’t charging me until that is resolved. Also, they aren’t cancelling trips until it’s within 14 days of departure. The travel bans seems to be extended in 2 weeks increments. Right now they are only canceling trips out through April 30th.

Montreal Refund

April 15th, 2020 at 01:12 am

I have not received my stimulus check, but my friend did Venmo me my share of the refund for our canceled event. It was about $60 less than what I paid because they apparently charged us a fee for them canceling an event. Go figure. So that was $977.20 deposited into my account today.

I am still awaiting a decision on my claim for the airline tickets. I know airlines are allowing you to rebook within a year, but I purchased travel insurance & would rather have the money. I filed my claim March 11th & I was supposed to hear back within 10-15 business days. I have been patient since I figure they are overwhelmed, but I finally decided to give them a call tonight. I got a voice message that they were closed even though it’s well within the business hours posted on their website. I’ll try again in a few days.

Happy Easter!

April 12th, 2020 at 01:28 pm

Happy Easter! 🐇🐰🐣🐥 I hope that you enjoy your day with your loved ones. I will stop by my parents to wish them a happy Easter, maintaining social distance, of course. I’m looking forward to relaxing on my one day off.

I have worked 40 hours at my PRN position in addition to my regular FT job these past 2 weeks. Good Friday I worked for 1.5 holiday pay. So it works out to 44 hours. They definitely got their money’s worth out of me on Good Friday. In addition to non-stop COVID-19 testing they received large supply shipments. I didn’t get a break Friday or Saturday, but did get a lunch at least. I got over 10,000 steps Friday without doing our usual walk.

My co-worker & I meet his friend everyday to walk around our university lakes. It takes about an hour to walk the 4 miles & it is hot! 🥵 Yesterday we got a little cool front & I hope that it lasts for at least a few days. 🤞🏾

I tried to post on another blog that the IRS website is going live with the site to enter your direct deposit information sometime in mid-April, so any day now. I haven’t received a refund in years & won’t be paying what I owe until July. So thankful for that extended deadline!