Saturday, April 12, 2008


It's such a Saturday. I am seriously contemplating going back to bed - it's so gloomy/sleety/rainy outside, it just sounds perfect to go back into the nice warm bed and snuggle in with my dh and the pup.

The jerk who bought our bed finally showed up to pick it up and pay the rest of what he owed us. We had listed it for $250 and agreed to $175. He shows up wtih no one to help him load it, so dh helps. The guy pulls out $20 bills (he still owed us $115) and counts them out, then holds the last one and says, "You have change for a $20? All I need is a $5 back." We don't. He takes a $10 and shoves it in dh's hand and says, "Thanks for the discount!" and jumps in his car and takes off. Dh was so pissed - it really ruined the night. I said we should just consider it good riddance - it's out of our garage, we have another $170 to go to paying off the dryer, and lesson learned.

What is the lesson learned? We both hate dealing with Craigslist.

We also found out we're having road work done starting next week, not to finish until August. Roads dug up, new sewer, new water lines, trees cut down, new curb line, new sidewalks...bad news there is that I was planning to have a rummage sale the first Sat in June when our citywide is planned. I'm really bummed - we could have it in August when it's all done, but there are so many people in the city for the citywide, it's always better. I was really hoping that could help pay off the bed.

I don't remember if I mentioned our good news - we were approved for a partial balance transfer! I was very excited. Our credit is much better than it has been, and every 6 months or so, I try for another cc just for the balance transfer part of it. I tried again, and we were approved for $2300 at 0% interest for 6 months, then 14%. Now, not terrific, but SOOOooo much better than what we have now (30% on one card, 24% on the other), that I'm very excited about it. We're going to transfer as much of the larger percentage/smaller balance card that we can, and then work really hard to get the rest paid off that one. That will feel so great - to actually look like we're making headway!

okay - enough. I think it may be time for bed. :) Have a nice weekend - hope it isn't as gloomy by you as it is by me.


Wendy said...

Gloomy on my side too... but hey at least it's not snow. (not yet anyway)

I'm spending my day baking:
Amaretto Custard Cake
And Making Homemade Ravioli for dinner.

The ravioli is a pain in the butt and I have been putting it off for weeks...but today will be the day!

Wendy said...

ryn: Not including mixing the dough for the pasta - it took me 2 hours to crank out the sheets and make the ravioli! Now they have to sit for awhile. Whew! What a MAJOR pain! I wish I didn't love them so much!

The cake turned out -- I'll have to see how it tastes! I love cake mix recipes :) Nice and easy and makes me look good!

OH..disregard my comment about snow. We wound up getting some - none that stuck, but enough to make you say... "DAAAAMNNNN!"