We purchased our new freezer today. We decided on a 21.3 cubic foot capacity GE upright freezer. I really didn't want to deal with Frigidaire again anytime soon and maybe for the rest of my life. That was a nightmare experience we don't want to go through again. I was just relieved that after a five month song and dance we finally got out money back from their lemon of a freezer.
We decided to get a five year parts and labor service contract. If something goes wrong, they will deal with everything. We won't have to spend hours and hours on the phone trying to find the right people to fix things. They simply will. I will never, ever by an appliance from a big box store again. Customer service is important and worth the slightly higher price.
Anyway, the total cost of the freezer was $1392.52. $112.63 of that was sales tax, yeesh. And the service contract was $179.95 of it. The freezer itself was $1049. We only got back just under $900, so I took the rest out of our hog fund and we will just have to build it back up again, or maybe buy half a hog to start instead of a whole one.
It won't come until sometime in February. It could have been June, so not so bad. Hopefully our freezer karma will improve and everything will go according to plan this time around.
DH found out what his bonus will be. It's $1000, minus bonus taxes, so maybe $600 is what we will end up with and .75% of his eligible hours worked this year will be added to the 401k. Eligible hours do not include paid vacation days or paid sick leave hours. It should be aroudn $750 to $850, which is around what we put in every two weeks ourselves, so that will be nice. The bonus check should arrive in the mail any day now.
DH also found out that they will be raising the matching to 3% next year. It has been 2% this year. I'm not sure if we'll ever get back to the pre-Covid 5%, but the fact that the company is doing a lot better this year than last year is a good thing and that 1% more will make a difference. That and DH's raise, whenever that kicks in. I am hoping on the next paycheck, but DH didn't think to ask that because he was just so blown away by the amount.
I had a good physical therapy session this week. I was able to do every excercise he asked of me, a far cry from the week before when everything was hurting. Everything still hurts, but at a much lower level, and I'm functional.
I also had an okay therapy session. I kept talking around what I wanted to talk about, which I stated at the beginning of the session, but then kept avoiding it. And then I'd catch myself avoiding and try to steer myself back, but...it was rough. I've come to recognize that I have some PTSD from my abusive childhood, so facing some of the stuff that happened to me then is harder than I realized it would be. Especially since I can't really let my anger out at the people who deserve it. Hard to do that with a dead person and a person with early stage dementia. But I need to stop using food to deal with it all. Easier said then done. It's been my coping mechanism for most of my life.
I wish the anti-depressant would hurry up and kick in. I'm tired of feeling this way. Mental illness is a B. I could really use a bout of mania right about now. Or even just a general feeling of okayness. That'd be great, too. I know I'm on the path to wellness, but it is taking too long. I just want to be there already. I just want to be me again.