Greetings Blogland! I am writing a quick post to say hi and report that I got my raise. So that takes care of roughly $100 per month of my deficit after taxes. Unfortunately there wasn't much I could do with my car payment. They are willing to give me a better interest rate, but that will only give me $11 extra a month or allow me to pay it off one month earlier than I was scheduled.
So that leaves health insurance and satellite TV. If I cancel them both, I should be in good shape. My health insurance is total crap, but it is better than nothing. It doesn't cover any of my lap-band stuff. I self-pay for fills and such.
On happier news, I received a package from the Sisterhood yesterday with 5 pairs of size 20 pants and two shirts from Linda as well as some shirts. Thank you so much! You are awesome. I am still solidly in size 20 although several of my pants in that size are too big. I've tried on some size 18's at the store and at home and while I can get them on and zipped, let's just say we might as well have a cuppa with that big ol' MUFFIN TOP.
That reminds me that last weekend I took my 7-year-old daughter to Walmart and I tried on some capris and she said, "Looks good, Mom. And they don't give you muffin top!"
I rode my bike to work today. It is about 3.4 miles (5.47 km) each way. Totally flat ride. I am not big on hills.
I manage rental properties around the University of Oregon and today is the day my first batch of leases end for the summer. I will have about 30 units open up today. Should be fun!