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The ironing board arrived! Yippee!...I need a life.

February 20th, 2013 at 07:37 pm

Today was a no spend day. Actually, the last several days have been no spenders with the exception of Monday when I ordered the ironing board, which arrived this afternoon! How bad is it that you get excited about an ironging board--but I have gone without one for so long that it feels like a real treat to have one again.

I spent my lunch hour today working on our budget for the rest of the year. Because I am salary, my paychecks are the same every other week.

I budget the lowest amount that the hub has brought home each week to calculate his pay. The tough part is making sure I add the correct number of paychecks for the month, because he works 4/2 in the winter and 3/3 the rest of the year...which means every month is different.

I keep our budget on an excel spreadsheet with a different tab for each montn. Until today, I had projected through August, but now I have it through the end of the year. It is reassuring to see the budget for the whole year and to know the ebbs and flows for those months depending on how many weeks he actually gets a paycheck.

As I was working through it, I realized that I messed up in March and we will actually get a week of pay I hadnt budgeted for. That one week will pay for 3 of his airline tickets. Those tickets would have slowed down repayment of CC#3, but now that money will go there instead.

I have leftovers for lunch tomorrow, but dinner tomorrow night will have to be creative. Perhaps a PB&J sandwich...but I bet I can stretch out at least one more no spend day..or two. Hmm...

7 Responses to “The ironing board arrived! Yippee!...I need a life.”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Have fun ironing!!

  2. mjrube94 Says:

    That's so exciting (the budget, not the ironing board)!

  3. snafu Says:

    What a varied group we are, I've been thinking of sending the ironing board to Goodwill. Prefer using an ironing mat atop the dryer which is held in place with sewn-in magnets. The only reason I've retained the fold-up board which hangs on the wall via a rack is for the colorful stripped cover which has ended up as 'decoration' along with 2 bright colored laundry baskets which is the only bright colors to cheer-up a dreary, plain laundry room.

    Terrific to have a budget for the entire year, yeah for finding March's error before the end of February. Targeting CC # 3 as your next goal is a huge challenge. I'll bet you'll do it!

  4. Ima saver Says:

    This is funny. I have never ironed in my life. So, I have no iron and no ironing board, ever!!

  5. MissAngel Says:

    I think your ironing board is exactly what I like about these blogs. You decided that an ironing board would be an improvement and then you purchased one. You decided what was important to spend your money on, not just buying anything willy-nilly. Like snafu said--we're so varied, but we're all making conscious decisions. Smile

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    I laughed at your title. Smile Ah, the little things in life....

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Funny, I'd be excited about getting RID of my ironing board. Big Grin I iron as little as humanly possible.

    Good work on the budget!

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