Sunday, December 16, 2007


Why do you suppose I'm putting off sending that $800 to the target BECC?

We deposited it days ago. We know what we plan to do with it. So why haven't I sent it?

Every time I think of sending an amount that big to them, I freeze. And we have a $1000 BEF now, so it's not like we're shorting ourselves in case of emergency or anything like that.

I just don't get it. I keep double and triple checking our numbers, just to make sure we're not forgetting anything.

Maybe this comes from times past when we'd overspend and then not have enough to get through the month...?

I'm confuzzled on it.

ebay news: we had some good sales, and some not-so-good sales. After all fees, etc, we're looking at just under $300 to send to the target card. Yay! We did have our first jerks in awhile - said something showed up broken, didn't pay for insurance after we're really clear that we don't self-insure and can't control what happens with the USPS, PLUS they were saying that it arrived 1000 miles away in a day and a half, when the USPS wasn't registering it as delivered (delivery confirmation is a necessity if you sell on ebay). I flat out told them that we don't self-insure, and we were not going to fall to their scam for the sake of our 100% positive ebay rating. So far - no response. We'll see what they do.

So, the big Ebay Blitz of Holiday 2007 was a success. I'm tired and very ready for Christmas break. No more ebay until about March - it takes that long for people to recover from their cc bills post-Christmas, and sales on ebay are pretty sucky until then.

I do have a commission for a christening gown coming through, which is nice because it's a pretty slow time for business. That will be fun.

And the Packers won, which always makes for a nice day.

And, I'm making fudge tonight, so that's always good. :)


Wendy said...

I know what you mean about sending those payments out. Before I went a month ahead, I would send the min payment in by due date and wait until the end of the month just to make sure I was "good for it". It is such a different feeling actually HAVING it!

I would love to do more on the Ebay front, I was hoping to get some listings together for the "After Christmas Listing Blitz" that happens every year.

Good for you on the good sales and forget about the people who try to cause trouble. You're doing something positive -- keep going with it!

Just remember.... IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE! (lol)

Financially Broke said...

That is why I decided to send weekly payments to my debt instead of one lump payment. I know how much I want to send in a month, and I should be able to swing it, but I am so scared that at the end of the month, I won't have the funds if I send it all at once. When I was freaking out due to this fear, I just started thinking of ways where I could still do what I wanted to do with curbing my fear in the process, and that is what I came up with. With this, I can see my balance go down each week, plus I have some sense of security that if something small happens, I do not have to revert back to charging the amount on my credit card!