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Making a comeback

August 7th, 2011 at 07:01 pm

I am back checking in after a long hiatus. BB and I were just reviewing our finances for the first time since we moved into the new house in April. I wanted to wait until the bills stabilized and the new house bills died down.

It's looking good. Really good. I'm surprised. The $15000 cc bill we racked up through the construction is down to 8800. I am projecting we can get rid of it by January. I'm really thrilled about that.

In other news on my mind...

The house we moved from that we are now renting out was broken into about 2 weeks ago. Someone busted in the back door while no one was home but luckily the house alarm scared the burglar away and they didn't take anything. The alarm company called me, I went over to the house and called the police and the tenant. The tenant was shaken up and asked to get a dog. I agreed. He got a Pitt bull from the humane society. He has his hands full, she is very high energy but is sweet so far. I am hoping he stays out the year with no more problems.

The tenant in my inherited rental in CA lost her job about 8 months ago. I gave her a significant break in rent for 6 months to keep her from moving out. She just asked for a 2 month extension. I am hoping that rent is restored to normal in October.

I got a 3 percent raise at work! I am happy about the raise but way prouder that I had a sit down and said I need a significant pay raise/ promotion because I have been doing the same thing for 2 years and feel that I am ready to take on more. He agreed and said he'll think about it and to give him a few months. I am going to hang tight and hope for the best. I believe my boss and think that this time next year I will be in a better earning bracket. We'll see how it goes down. I've never negotiated before and feel really proud that I stood up for myself and said what's on my mind.

Well that's a brief recap of what's going on. Hopefully I will be blogging more.

6 Responses to “Making a comeback”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    I too have not been posting regularly and only started back last week as well! good to see you back.

  2. baselle Says:

    Good for you on asking for a raise - it takes a lot of courage these days but if you don't ask you don't receive.

  3. JJ76 Says:

    Gamecock:
    I am back after a long break, too - and you were one of the first people I checked on - but you hadn't made this post yet. It's nice to see an update!

    Sorry to hear about the rental/rent issues and the break-in on house #1.

    Fantastic about being ahead AND for the raise!!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the rental break in, but hopefully that is in the past. Good luck on the raise...you were brave asking for one, but like baselle wrote, if you don't ask, you don't receive. Welcome back!

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Welcome back. I miss not having your blogs to read!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good to see you!

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