I have a really busy week this week. Obviously 8.30am – 6pm working, but after that I am out every evening.
Tonight – Book Club
Tuesday – Evening Sewing Class
Wednesday – Friend’s for dinner
Thursday – Seeing The Chap
Friday – and relax
I actually do not like it when I am this booked up after work, as I find it stressful. Obviously seeing TC is not stressful and neither is book club or sewing class or even being invited for dinner by a friend.
However, after having spent the last 9 years living alone, I get a teeny bit antsy when I do not have my “down time” which generally consists of a bath or some rubbish tv, or even housework in my pjs. The general theme is me by myself doing what I want to do.
This selfishness of my character concerns me even more with some general changes afoot over the next few months. I used to have a Great Uncle who never married, and pretty much the whole family thought he was a little strange. Not creepy or weird, just a little off centre. I actually get quite worried at the thought of what I could become living alone.
Anyway, with these few changes in the medium term, it has made me look more critically at my financial situation. Savings after Amsterdam weekend / Spanish flights and the about to be replaced front door (Thursday! Whoo Hoo!) are at an all time low.
Plus, it looks like over the summer I am going to have to undertake a few more repairs than anticipated.
- New garage door
- Change the hob
- Replace a couple of light fittings.
After doing some hard sums, I think part of the debt repayment budget is going to have to give, if I cannot find a way of earning some extra money in the near term.
With this is mind, I am spending some time with Mum next weekend, and she is going to show me how to sell on eBay. What tends to sell best? Any hints? I thought I would start with some “shrunk in the wardrobe clothes” specifically Sticky Fingers suit worn 2 or 3 times and absolutely pristine.
It has got me a bit down if honest, more so when I finally got my P60 (for those not UK based it is a statement given at the end of the financial year to an employee stating earnings over 12 months). I realised that my earnings have dropped 42.8% compared to 2009, that is a shed load of cash to have you income reduced by.
Whilst I am desperate to pay off my debt, and still hope to do so by December 2012, over the summer months these household repairs are going to have to take precedence. I am just really hoping to make a little extra cash to help the summer run a little more smoothly and in an ideal world, enough to pay for the garage door.
This post is a little rambling, sorry about that. I just feel a little scrambled today at the though of paying off the rest of my debt and finding the money to undertake these repairs by September, 3-4months time.