Aug. 5th, 2012

slow start

Aug. 5th, 2012 10:02 am
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I'm not feeling great this morning. I think I have fat old lady heat-itis. Fortunately, I have nowhere I have to go and nothing I have to do. I have plenty here to make a nice breakfast and the Mariners game is on in just a little bit so the current plan is to ease into the day with a nosh and a ballgame.

I have already fucked up my unemployment insurance. I think I may have done it when I fixed my auto deposit problem. Their online stuff has no forgiveness and now the only thing it will let me do is change my address. I am so not moving. It's too hot. I'll call them next week - that should be fun. I think I should not really start claiming until next week anyway because of the extra pay that will be in my paycheck which comes Friday.

If after the game, I'm feeling a little less uggy, I might go to Costco. I can walk around there in air conditioned comfort and look at stuff and stretch my legs in the cool.

That's the plan for now.
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About 3 hours ago, my electricity blinked and I thought oh fuck. But it recovered. And so far so good. I was ready to end it all if no cool. We broke heat records here today. Happily, this is what my weather program is saying:
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I did go to Costco and outside of the heat, it was a lovely trip. I got what I wanted and really not much more. $61. I told the cashier that I did not know you could get out of there from under $100.

Without missing a beat she said 'oh it can be done, but security will probably rough you up some at the door. Just sayin...'

Cracked me up.

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I got another email from my first BFF.  She and a woman I went to high school with (and maybe other hs girls) are going to be in Vancouver in the middle of September and she asked if I could come up and meet them one day.  And, shocking myself, I said yes.

Wild. But, good.  It will be good to get out and do  and interesting to see those people.

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I've been spending an enormous time with my finances.  I'm trying to figure out what is a reasonable amount to live on.  How much will it take for me to have the kind of life I'd like to. Will I have to tighten my belt?  More than I want to?  Should I really go back to work?  Part time?  Full time?  Really how much do I need?  

The Vancouver trip is going to be perfect budget test.  Can I go without having to pinch pennies so much that it will take the fun out of it?

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The rest of the afternoon has been TV and knitting - lovely.  Chicken and rice for dinner.
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