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Another one bites the dust...

October 20th, 2008 at 06:24 pm

...and another one's gone and another one's gone...

So, on Tuesday last week I gave in my notice of resignation and today one of the other coordinators came into my office to tell me that she was giving her notice today. She's only been there for 5 weeks but our boss, who can be a bit difficult, is driving her crazy and she doesn't want to put up with it any longer. WOW. There are only 3 coordinators in the office, so to lose 2 is a huge deal.

This is going to be a very interesting month. When I spoke to one of the managers at our head office, she told me that 's--t is going to hit the fan' when the president finds out.

I really wanted to leave without drama. Too much office drama is one of the reasons I decided to quit and stay home...just not into all that!

Funded envelopes

October 15th, 2008 at 06:41 pm

I deposited a cheque today for $65 from Dh's work...money refunded from petty cash. Usually we refill our envelopes every Friday but I'm going to be away for two days for work and won't be back until Saturday. I didn't want to leave Dh short on cash so I took care of it today.

Dh--$100
Me--$100
Kids--$100
Groceries--$200

I have money accumulated that I haven't spent so I'm up to $390 in my spending envelope. When I finish work in a month, I'll reconsider the amounts. I know that I can go lower on our grocery bill and, most likely, my spending money and the kids money (that's used for school things, lunches, clothes, birthday parties etc.). I know that we have a HUGE amount to play around with each week and am fortunate for that.

I'm baaaack!

October 14th, 2008 at 05:00 pm

Hey everyone! I can't believe how long it's been since I posted on here but I have been dropping in every once in awhile to catch up on what you all are up to!

Things are going well for us. Today I quit my job...time for me to stay home with the kids and spend more time down at their school helping out. My last day is on November 15. It was a hard decision to make but we can afford for me not to work for a while so I thought I would take the opportunity while I have it. My husband is supportive but, I think, a little freaked out. We've had two incomes the entire time that we've been married...18 years.

I inherited some money a year and a half ago and we paid off the remainder of our mortgage, took a nice holiday, put a chunk into a savings account and invested the rest for retirement (not that last week helped that account any). We're going to be fine.

Good to be back here!