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So Many Hours

April 10th, 2021 at 03:52 pm

It's 10 o'clock in the morning & I'm just waking up. I didn't getting home until after 4 this morning, after getting caught in a horrible storm. So thankful to have made it home okay. I left & it was raining, but not horribly. By the time I got halfway home I had little to no visibility due to driving rain coming in waves, lights were going out as I drove putting everything in complete darkness, & the winds were terrifying: knocking traffic lights askew & debris across the road. I was shaking & praying the whole time. When I got out of my car I could barely see to unlock my door & I got drenched from head to toe in a matter of a few seconds.  Still thanking God that I made it home safely. I never want to experience something like that again.

I worked so late last night (or rather this morning) because my third job picked up a major client. Just when I thought things would be slowing down due to vaccinations, I learn that not only is the Covid testing picking up, but also we will be getting mass collections. I worked every weekday except Good Friday & this Thursday and still made over 55 hours. That's the most I've made since I got hired a year ago & had to put in training hours. Thankfully I didn't pick up many hours at my second job. The only thing keeping me at my second job at this point is that I genuinely like the people. 

I'll definitely have a nice chunk of change to send to my savings this month. I get 8 paychecks this month! My checking balance is at over $11k as I continue to have surpluses in my budget. My goal is to keep it at least $5k to avoid fees. As much as work I can't outwork my investments! They continue to grow. This week was a good week for the market, though Friday ended a little down. It's exciting to see people meeting big goals. I saw a few people become TSP millionaires this week. I know I'll get there, too. 

Today I'll stay mainly close to home, cleaning up around my home. I'll also stop by to visit with my parents. Tomorrow I'll meet up with several girlfriends to celebrate a friend's birthday. It's my first social gathering in over a year. The birthday girl is staying two hours away, so we're splitting the distance and meeting up at a street fair in a city an hour away. We wanted to stick to something outdoors for safety, though I think most if not all of us have now been vaccinated. I hope the weather cooperates! 

Net Worth: $1,248,369



4 Responses to “So Many Hours”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    You are doing great. I've been in a storm like that once while driving and it was pretty terrifying. I was on a highway just coming out of a curve when it hit. I knew there was a pull off 2/10ths of a mile away and just wanted to get to that, but I literally could not see the white line on the edge of the road or the yellow line in the middle. I had to come to a complete halt, but fortunately everyone else did, too. You could just barely see the red tail lights of the car ahead. It was only that harsh for 15 minutes and then I could get to the pull off and regroup while the storm ratcheted up again. I've been in a storm like that once after that, but it hit just as we pulled into the driveway and had to sit there for an hour because there was huge amounts of lightning, too. Glad you made it home safely.

  2. Wink Says:

    That sounds really scary and I'm glad you made it home safely!

  3. Fern Says:

    I'm glad you made it home okay. Sounds scary.

    Congrats on your investments! That's about where I stand, but you're much younger than me.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry you had to be in the storm, but glad you are safe.

    Good job on those investments!

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