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Plugging the financial hole that is a remodel and spending on NFL Sunday Ticket

September 13th, 2015 at 07:14 pm

Happy SUNDAY...and football season SUNDAY to boot! WOOT.

I have been on vacation this past week. We decided to make it a stay at home week to get settled into the house. We didn't get as much done as I had hoped, but we did make progress! We didn't get to the storage unit, so we will be paying another month rental on that. Since the hub leaves for ALaska on Wednesday, it will be at least 3 weeks before we can get things moved.

I ended up buying a new to me used car this week. I got a 2012 Hyundai Sonata- which has been very well cared for and has low miles. I opted for the extended warranty and lifetime oil change options, to hopefully extend the life of this car well into retirement. I loathe the whole car buying experience-seems like there should be more transparency with car buying- it is such a nebulous, frustrating process and its impossible to know what kind of deal you're really getting. Bleh- I will be perfectly happy driving the same car forever if it means avoiding those freakin car lots.

Tomorrow the contractor is coming to finish the punch list and we will make the final payment. It will be nice to have the last check written to know exactly where we stand. Then I will get an aggressive repayment schedule in place so that everything will be paid off in 4 years. Update- the contractor stopped by to say it will be at least Wednesday before he can come finish...and so it goes...

We are fully enjoying the kitchen. I have baked and cooked every day. Today I have a big crockpot of red beans and sausage cooking to go over some white rice tonight. It will make enough for several days of yumminess! I have a loaf of banana chocolate chip bread on the counter- and we have left over tri tip, smoked ribs and baked beans with bacon in the we are set on meals for most of the week.

I splurged on NFL Sunday ticket this year. I didn't get it last year and really missed watching the games that weren't televised. Football is my weekend entertainment and having the program averages $10 per week...which is justifiable for me. Big Grin I will use my allowance to pay for it. My Sunday fun is set until January!

Today I am getting laundry and meals planned for the week ahead. I wish vacation was a few days longer, but alas, its back to work I go in the morning!

4 Responses to “Plugging the financial hole that is a remodel and spending on NFL Sunday Ticket”

  1. 76Chick Says:

    All this football talk... Smile Smile Smile So glad you decided to splurge!! I really dislike when the cable companies have area blackouts. I, myself, am a HUGE basketball fan, and I cannot wait until the season officially starts!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad to hear you had an enjoyable and productive staycation. Smile I don't get the whole football mania thing - I enjoy watching a game in person, but on tv? Meh. Glad you enjoy it though! Big Grin
    (It was funny watching my cat last night - every time the football team scored a touch down, there was a whole lot of noisy things going off which carried to where I live .. she was startled every time. They made quite a few touchdowns last night.)

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    It's good to know where you want to spend your FUN money! Smile

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Laura and CCF- I am not sure I get my addiction to football- lol- but I definitely enjoy watching it. "my' team is Greenbay and I am very much a fan.

    76C- I have not gotten into basketball- and wasn't into football until about 5-6 years ago...but once the bug bit me, Ive been hooked!

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