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No Snow for Ohio January 28, 2016

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The blizzard all went south and east of here, but we still got the cold. Fortunately, my furnace was successfully installed on Friday, and I even got a cool, programmable thermostat out of the deal. Though AT&T cut out for about 26 hours around that time, too. Just to finish off the crazy week in appropriate fashion.

Finished Skin Game by James Butcher, now I’m on Side Jobs – a collection of shorter works. I ordered The Wandering Fire through my library, so I now have that to get on with, as well. Also grabbed a book on Programming Perl to take a look at. Just keep learning.

My car is behaving since it got fixed. Except for the driver’s headlight. Bought a new one, but couldn’t get the cap open to change it… but then it came back on anyway. Ah, old wiring… I’ll have to get it looked at when I get the waterpump looked at.

Busy weekend ahead. Travel, friends, family, and all the usual.

Koolaid in the Autumn Sun October 21, 2010

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My life is incredible. I have wonderful friends. A great family. A loving husband. I have two jobs in a time when people are struggling to find work. I have a home, a car, and a fridge full of food. I have health, car, renter’s, and life insurance. I am relatively healthy and mentally stable.

Why isn’t that enough?

Because I’m human. Because I’m always striving for more. Because good enough never is. Because there are things that are not the way I would want them. Because there are things that I want that I do not have.

So what am I waiting for?

Leverage. When does it get to the point when I HAVE to make a change? When does standing still become too painful? What is it going to take for me to move forward?

I keep talking about taking action. Now I need to find the leverage and the motivation to stop talking and start doing. Wish me luck?

Money Maths September 2, 2010

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So, we’re working on creative refinancing of Rich’s transportation. In the attempt to trade in his car for a cheaper car, we hit roadblocks in the face of negative equity. So today, we talked to the bank about a loan to act as a down payment on the aforementioned trade in. Now we get to see if we get approved for the loan, if the dealership likes the amount we can get the loan for, and if they’ll finance us the trade on the cheaper car. The goal is to have the new total payment be half the current payment.

Also going to be contacting all the folks we’re making monthly payments to for Rich’s medical bills. We cannot really afford the amount they’ve added up to, so we’re going to be renegotiating down to a total we can manage with our current income and bills.  We are still in the black for the year, thank you Mom, Dad, David and Mary, and I’d like to stay that way.

Stock market is not helpful right now, I have one thing running, but calls aren’t working for me in a downward market.

This month, looking forward to Rich’s birthday on Sunday, a party with friends the following weekend and Marianne coming to visit from Scotland the weekend after that, and possibly one more trip to Cedar Point before the season ends, but that might not be until Halloweekends.