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Well, That's Done

August 25th, 2013 at 05:25 am

I managed to recreate my budget spreadsheet and hopefully I've got everything on it. It's a good thing I almost always post everything to this blog or I'd have spent a lot more time on it than I did. I'm still recreating the Holding Tank spreadsheet, but I've got most of it done. I need to find one receipt and then I should have all the information I need.

Tomorrow I will actually pay bills and allocate money to funds. I have created a new fund, called the Moving Fund. We'll have to rent U-hauls when we move so I'd like to start preparing for that well before we need it.

I still don't know when the house will be completely done. It feels like it will never happen. We sprayed the mason bees tonight at dusk when they are supposed to be least active, but if the spray doesn't work we may have to hire an exterminator. Who knows how much that is going to cost? They are only in one small area, but just getting an exterminator to go out there is more expensive than a city call.

I just want to be done with it. It is such a money pit. I want to move on and start the future, but that house is holding us back. And may do so for some time yet. Even when it is done and can be put on the market it still has to sell. And having completely missed the summer season, we'll have it on the market at the worst possible time of year, the rainy and snowy season. Not too many want to house hunt in a foot or two of snow.

I am trying not to be discouraged about it and trying to keep a positive attitude. This month has been a hard one for me to keep a positive attitude in, though. We have accomplished so much this year and last, so why does it feel like we're completely standing still?

4 Responses to “Well, That's Done”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    The good news is that you're making positive progress even though it feels like you are standing still.

    When my son was doing the business here, he suggested that people call local bee keepers to see if they were interested before he would go out. Many times, they got rid of the bees for free. Not sure if this is a possibility for you, but may be worth a look.

    Hang in there!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    The local bee people are only interested in removing honey bees, unfortunately.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Glad you have your spreadsheets back up and running! I can't imagine losing mine. Really wishing you the best in getting that house sold.

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    Glad you got your spreadsheets up and running!

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