July 24th, 2021 at 06:16 pm
It's amazing what you can accumulate in a home after 15 years. I moved into this home with only the bedroom set I had in my parents' home. I have accumulated so much stuff, some that I didn't buy myself & never used. Such as a silver gravy boat. I don't even make gravy & if I did, I wouldn't serve it in silver! So that has been my life the past 3 weeks. If anything will cure me of my love of shopping it's weeks of having to give things away. 🛍
I hope to get repairs done soon so I can list my condo soon after I move out. It's so hard to find reliable people that follow up.
My rent will be more than double my mortgage, which I can afford & am okay with. Since I applied 3 weeks ago they have already raised the rent by a few hundred dollars. (On another note I hope I don't regret passing up on the 3rd floor unit with the vaulted ceilings & skylight.)
My 401k rollover has been deposited in my TSP. It was only a little over $1k, but I'm glad to have the money consolidated in my TSP. I was being charged a $1.25 fee for what I'm not sure. It's not much, but I try to avoid any fees.
Stocks were up & down this week, but ended up at a high. My accounts are at an all-time high.
Investments $1.193 million
Net Worth $1.335 million
Home sweet home,
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July 11th, 2021 at 09:33 pm
My weekends now consist of purging & packing. Purging involves dropping off my discarded items to the local charity consignment store. I have packed more books than anything else. I have donated many as well. I bought a CD organizer & have been able to get rid of all of the cases. I just ordered a second one for my DVD's.
Yesterday I got a call from the apartment manager that she should be sending me my lease. After all those papers I signed I thought that I was done. Apparently I have 16 more pages to go through. I think I signed less paperwork when I bought my condo.
I initiated the rollover of the small employee plan from my weekend job. I am consolidating with my TSP. My investments are at an all time high of $1.189 million. Net worth is $1.329 million.
I hope my condo sells quickly. Repairs are coming along. I got a lot done this Monday & it only took him about an hour. Funny story, my handyman turns out to have two degrees as an MD & PA. But he started this business & it's doing so well that it may be his full-time career now. I love seeing people pursue what makes them happy. And it seems to be quite lucrative for him.
Home sweet home,
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July 4th, 2021 at 07:27 am
I signed a lease for an apartment on Friday. I will not move in until August 5th. The commute from where I live now is about 1.5 hours to the hospital. Luckily with school out traffic has not been horrible. But it is surprisingly, somewhat tiring. I'm usually not motivated to do much when I get home, though I will now need to pick up the pace on packing my things.
I'm excited about my apartment. I've actually never rented an apartment, even in college. I've lived in dorms or homes that were owned (house, condo). The rent is expensive, but I wanted to be in a quiet, safe part of town. I will have 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. I looked at a 3rd floor model with vaulted ceilings. I ultimately took the 2nd floor apartment with better views. I was a little worried about electricity costs & my mom walking that many stairs when she visits.
The grounds are beautiful & there are creeks and jogging paths that run through the property. It feels so peaceful. I will think about maybe getting a second job when I've had some time to settle into this job, but that may be at least a year in the future. For now, I will buckle down & budget to accommodate my increased expenses. The move was worth any increased expenses for me. Some things go beyond money, such as our happiness & peace of mind.
I am planning on taking some furniture and giving away or selling the rest. I would like to replace my guest bedroom, living & dining room furniture. I have picked out some not expensive replacements at Rooms To Go. Some things are available now, others have availability at the end of the year, though they could come in sooner. I'd rather wait to get what I want.
I am praying that my condo sells quickly. I am having work done on Monday, then a few more things to do dealing with water leaks. It's just one thing after another. I'm ready to be free of all these issues.
Home sweet home,
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