Home > Category: Uncategorized

Viewing the 'Uncategorized' Category

Not much going on

May 22nd, 2022 at 05:39 pm

Refridgerator was delivered on time.  Slowly refilling the refridgeraor and freezer since all the food had to be thrown out.

Work has been crazy busy.  Many changes.  Having difficulty figuring out which project to work on.  As much as I dislike looking for a new job it might be time.  


May is not off to a great start

May 8th, 2022 at 05:00 pm

Well my refridgerator is not working.  New one will hopefully be delivered on Wednesday.  Will be an interesting few days.  

I do not really celebrate Mother's day.  I have no children and my Mother passed away on Mother's day. Happy Mother's day to all the Mothers and Grandmothers.





Hello May

May 1st, 2022 at 04:56 pm

Glad it is May.  April was just not a good month.   

Many changes happening at work.  As much as I hate job hunting it might be time.  

Net worth is down over 19,000.00 since the begining of the year.  Most of this is due to stock market.  Hope the slide stops soon.  I will work on what I can control like paying down debt.

How did I do on April goals.

Hit step and water goal.

Missed debt payoff by less than $2.00

Missed weight loss goal, but moved in correct direction.

May goals

Step goal 232,500

Average 44 ounces of water a day.

Lose 2 pounds.

pay down another 600.00 of debt. 


Life Threw Me a Curve Ball

April 23rd, 2022 at 02:01 pm

Life will never be the same.  My brother-in-law died suddenly Wednesday night.  My heart is broken.  I cannot imagine the pain my sister and her children (boys 24 and 21) are feeling.  


April Check in

April 9th, 2022 at 11:35 pm

March Goals:

March goals

1. Pay down debt by 570.00 

2. Check in 2 times

3. Average 40 ounces of water a day

4. Step count of 210,000

5. Maintain weight


Failed on the check in twice.

April Goals

1. Pay down debt by $600.00

2. Check in 2 times

3. Average 42 ounces of water a day

4. Step count of 215,000

5.  Loose 2 pounds 

I have been out of sorts for quite a while.  Today is the anniversary of my dad's death.  Just trying to chug along.

March 2022

March 5th, 2022 at 05:55 pm

Here were my February goals:

1. Pay down debt by 560.00 - hit

2. Check in at least 2 times - missed

3. Average 35 ounces of water/decaffinated tea. Hit

4. Step count of 192,000. Hit

5. Maintain weight.  Missed


March goals

1. Pay down debt by 570.00 

2. Check in 2 times

3. Average 40 ounces of water a day

4. Step count of 210,000

5. Maintain weight

Not much going on in my world.  I had my last physical therpy appointment this week.  Arm is progressing however I still have to do exercise everyday.  


Cannot believe it is already February

February 6th, 2022 at 05:19 pm

Here were my January goals:


1. Pay down debt by 550.00 - completed

2. Check in at twice a month - failed

3. Average 30 ounces of water/decaffinated tea - completed

4. Step count of at least 201,500.- Completed 

5. No weight gain.  Possibly lose a pound or two.  - Completed


Goals for February

1. Pay down debt by 560.00

2. Check in at least 2 times

3. Average 35 ounces of water/decaffinated tea.

4. Step count of 192,000.

5. Maintain weight.


Not much going on in my life. Just plugging along.  





2022 is Here

January 1st, 2022 at 06:27 pm

I have not posted much.  I looked back at my goals for 2021 and I did not meet most goals. Did hit the debt goal.

Did get my booster shot on December 10th.  Only reaction was a need for a nap.

My arm is still making slow progress,  Have a couple more PT appointments.  

I am using  monthly goals this year.

Here are my January goals

1. Pay down debt by 550.00

2. Check in at twice a month

3. Average 30 ounces of water/decaffinated tea

4. Step count of at least 201,500.

5. No weight gain.  Possibly lose a pound or two.

Happy New Year Everyone.





Progress on my injured arm is slow

September 19th, 2021 at 01:25 am

The healing of my arm is going slower than I would like.  Well I guess that is part of getting older.  

My days consist of working, having PT appointments twice a week and doing home PT exercises.  I live such the exciting life.   Oh well it could be worse.  I think I making slow progress.


End of a what feels like a very long week

August 13th, 2021 at 09:58 pm

Yesterday was my birthday  Before I broke my arm I had planned to take Thursday and Friday off.  Since I can only work 4 hours a day and feel like I am getting further behind I decided to work Friday. 

 I am doing my home PT exercised at least 3 times a day.  That is one of the reasons it will be hard for me to work a full day.  I need to have at least 2 hours preferably 3 between sets.  It I work a full day it will be hard to space out the workouts.  The comprimise might be to do some work from home in the evening.

I am coming into my busiest time of year.  I see the surgeon on August 24th.  Hope to hear there is no issue with me driving and perhaps working 5 hours a day and I can do the other 2 at home.  I am only supposed to work 7 hour days. 

August 13th, 2021 at 09:50 pm

Broken arm

July 31st, 2021 at 10:26 pm

Long time between posting.  Near the end of June Itripped and broke my dominant arm. The arm needed to be surgically repaired. I had surgery on July 14th, I am currently working half days.  I just do not have the energy to work full time,  

Just plugging along paying down debt and saving a little for retiremet.


Second Shot

April 13th, 2021 at 12:14 am

I got my second Pfizer vaccine on Satuday.  Had a headache almost immediately after receiving vaccination. Sunday had a low grade fever all day.  Took some Tylenol Sunday before bed and work up feeling good this morning.

Unfortunately one of the plans I had for two weeks after the vaccination will not happen.  I had planned to watch a movie my cousin sent me of my aunts and gradparents with my dad.  He passed away Friday. 



March 2021

April 1st, 2021 at 05:30 pm

Not much going on.  Work is as stressfull as ever.  I am working on adjusting my attitude stay in the moment and not let my mind wander into all the what ifs.  

Debt repayment is on track to hit yearly goal.  Net worth is continuing to move up.

Weight loss is not going as well as I would like.  However hoping to work on this in the upcoming month.


February 2021 Check in

February 28th, 2021 at 11:38 pm

I really do not have much to say.   This will be my one and only entry this monthl  Will have to try for 3 next month if I want to average 2 a month.

My debts are going down slowly.  Net Worth going up slowly. 

Just plugging along.  I have been going into the office most days.   I work better in my office than I do at home. I will work from home if the weather is questionable.


End of January checkin

January 31st, 2021 at 04:06 pm

Not much going on in my life.  Just going to work and doing the best I can.  Paying down debt and accumulating retirement savings at a slower rate than I would like.  

Have been getting in steps to keep me on track to my step goal for the year.

Mid Month Checkin

January 18th, 2021 at 09:39 pm

One of my goals this year is to average 2 posts a month.  

So in order to try to stay on track this is my first entry for the year.

Not much going on in my life. I actually go into office because working from home was not working well for me.  I do have a desk set up in the event I have to work from home again. 

Almost ready to engage the car warranty people in a conversation just to speak with someone differecnt.  Just kidding not that desperate yet.  

Debt payoff almost on track for the year.


Goodbye 2020

December 30th, 2020 at 10:28 pm

So glad 2020 is almost over.  

It has been a frustrating year on many levels.  

On the plus side I had my best step total.  Hit over 5 million steps for the year.

Goals for 2021

1. 4,750,000 steps.

2. Stop gaining weight and attempt to lose weight.

3. Pay down $5900.00 dollars of debt.

4. Work on improving skills in the event I need to find another postion.

5. Post twice a month.


Happy New Year everyone.

November Checkin

December 1st, 2020 at 12:14 am

Nothing new really going on.  Still paying debt down.  Have not checked retirement accounts yet.  Hope everyone had a Happy and Quiet Thanksgiving.  It was just me and my DF.  

October Checkin

October 31st, 2020 at 04:30 pm

Not much going on.  Still going into work everyday.  Net worth went down due to stock market.  Debt is down.  


September Checkin

September 30th, 2020 at 11:52 pm

Not my best month. September is always stressful at work. This year was right on target. The new HR director and I are just not getting along. Since I process payroll this is not good. Well new month tomorrow hope to find a new attitude.

Debt is going down slowly but it is going down. Well not much else to say.

August Check in

August 30th, 2020 at 02:44 pm

I promised that i would blog at least once a month.

Nothing really new.

Work is stressful I am still able to go into the office where I more productive.

Only making a little over the minimum payments on debt as I am trying conserve cash.

It feels like fall outside today which is pleasant change.

July Check In

July 31st, 2020 at 09:34 pm

Not much going on. Still plugging along. Work has been stressful. There is so much uncertainty due to Covid. A new HR Director started about a month ago.She is struggling to get up to speed. I process payroll so things have not been as smooth as it could be.

Still making minimum payments on debt. Trying to conserve cash.

June Check In

June 28th, 2020 at 09:04 pm

I have to start looking at the positive side of things.

I am still employed.

Had major plumbing issues this past month. My DF covered most of the the cost.

I am currently going into the office 4 days a week so that makes me happy.

Not much more to say.

May Checkin

May 30th, 2020 at 04:43 pm

Had a medical procedure at the beginning of the month. Results were not exactly what I wanted but could have been worse.

Set up a spot to work at in basement. So it is getting a little better. I also go into the office about 2 days a week.

Debt is going down slowly.

April Check in

April 26th, 2020 at 06:13 pm

Still working form home. Still not liking working from home. Since I really do not have a desk, I am working my kitchen table. When I work at the office I felt cut off from people since I work in my own office. Now I really feel cut off. I also feel I am not as productive working form home.

Since there is so much uncertainty, I put my stimulus money into my savings account. My planned vacation was cancelled.

March Entry

March 29th, 2020 at 03:40 pm

Still plugging along.

Working from home.
I do not miss my commute however I really do not like working from home.

I am not sending extra to my debt for the foreseeable future. I am trying to conserve cash in the event of a job loss.

Stay well everyone.

Monthly Check in

February 29th, 2020 at 03:40 pm

One of my goals this year was to blog at least once a month. Today is the last day of the month so I need to post an update.

Hitting daily step goals this year so far.
Have not really lost any weight.
Debt is not going down as fast as I would like.

10 Year review

January 12th, 2020 at 10:55 pm

In June of 2010 the company I lost my job due to the company closing. I started at my present job in December of 2010. Took a 10 % pay cut but I was employed with good health insurance. I like my job unfortunately there have been no raises since January 2015. On the plus side the employee contribution to the health insurance has increased much over the last few years.
On 1/1/2011 I had 97,382.42 in debt. This was mortgage, credit card and home equity. Today this debt is down to 70,911.37. I no longer have a credit card balance. In April of 2018 I took out a new loan for my new to me vehicle in the amount of 12161.00. I now owe 8737.69.

I have always been behind in my retirement savings. I do not have exact numbers for what my balance was in 2010. I want to say it was around 60000.00. Today I have a total of about 145000.00.

Wins and losses for 2019

December 28th, 2019 at 07:07 pm

While I do not blog often I do read.

Wins in 2019
1. Exceed step goal.
2. Lost around 15 pounds

Loss in 2019
1. Did not pay down as much debt as I would like.
2. Did not get rid of enough clutter,

Goals for 2020
1. 4 million steps. (Have over 4.3 million steps in 2019.) Stretch goal of 4.5 million steps.
2. Pay down at least 4000.00 of debt. Note my debt consists of car and mortgage. Credit Card is paid off monthly.
3. Blog more often at least once a month.
4. Lose another 10 pounds.

<< Newer EntriesOlder Entries >>