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Financial Chores & A Bug

October 2nd, 2010 at 10:45 am

There's a bug going around. I guess LM was puking 2 nights ago (no one told us, which kind of annoys me), and so BM woke up puking this morning. Poor kid!

The irony is that after over 2 years, I think this is the first bug the kids have gotten at school. Kind of amazing, really.

I think daycare was a good investment in that sense. We were all sick as dogs for about a year straight, but we all seem to have immunity of steel, since then. I don't care what my non-daycare friends say - regular playdates are no match for spending all day eating and sharing sinks and a toilet with 10 other kids. IT was a horrible, horrible year, but the many years that have followed have been illness free.

Until this week - but this seems to be a pretty mild one. (When the kids had pink eye - we have NO IDEA where we came from - no one else at school ever got it).

The silver lining is that we don't have to go anywhere this weekend. I can look on the bright side - especially if he is good as new in a couple of hours like most the kids have been.

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Today I updated Quicken.

Ugh! I did it again. I made a payment to the wrong Chase card, and didn't realize it since we were on vacation. The payment was due yesterday, of course. So I logged in to a large balance and a $25 late fee.

I paid dh's card (our only non-shared credit card I believe) so will have him call them in a bit. Last time they were very nice about it but we had found it before the due date. I was thinking that if they don't remove the late fee, that's it! Then I remembered I Was due a $250 rebate soon. I guess I don't care either way - the $250 is worth it. Though I am sure they will remove the fee. Well, will see. I did that once a while ago and tried to be more careful about it, but I suppose I was in a hurry paying bills before vacation.

Anyway, our investments seem to be doing well this month. I hadn't updated our mutual fund balances in quite a while.

I need to sit down and pay all the bills for October still, and then see where we are at. I also need to get dh's new American Express card in Quicken so I can see the charges and pay the bill. We get a large amazon gift certificate and a free kindle for that, in a couple of months.

So, I made some progress but still have some work to do before I see where we are at, post-vacation. In the end, I think all we spent was $200 for the rental car, and $250 for the zip line (paid in full with future Chase rebate). My savings numbers should be looking up, as a result. I thought our total cash outflow would be much higher!

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It will be a while before we think about the heat - still very summery here - ran the air yesterday it was so HOT!

2 Responses to “Financial Chores & A Bug ”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    A bug seems to be going around here too. My mom was sick a few days ago, and today I'm feeling buggy. Two of my tutoring students also went home sick this last week.

  2. aevans1206 Says:

    I remember that terrible sick every two weeks year I had. I agree, it certainly strengthens the immune system. I think daycare is also really, really good for teaching social skills. My bubs is so much less clingy and so much more eager to take part in activities. It's my theory at least.

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