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Ready for the week ahead

January 16th, 2017 at 08:24 am

DH off for MLK day, and schools are out, so no work for me. I may go later in the day to check on my dad. He is 82, and though he is in fairly good health for his age, I still like to keep an eye on him. He lives alone and has a big house and yard to take care of. My brother lives down the road.
Tomorrow I am on the schedule for one of my two school districts to substitute. I have been on a long-term (5 weeks) assignment in preschool there. This particular district is 45 minutes from my home, but halfway I park and ride with a friend who works there, so that saves on gas. They pay sub paras very well there. I've had three longer term assignments in that district already this year, which has been a real blessing to our finances. When I first considered subbing there in spring of 2016, DH wasn't for the idea. He kept saying it was too far and that I wouldn't make any money. I've proven him wrong on that, lol. The rest of the week I am supposed to be on the schedule for my local home-town elementary.
I am having knee replacement surgery in early February, so I'm trying to work as much as possible in January so that my Feb. 10 paycheck will be substantial. Of course that means that in March I will have no paycheck Frown. But I need to have my knee done.
My goal for 2017 is to save 20 percent of our paychecks. I had been doing ten percent in 2016, but it is time to up the game.

3 Responses to “Ready for the week ahead”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Oh, good luck on the knee surgery. Hoping it brings you lots of relief!

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Hope your surgery goes well. Good move with trying to earn as much as possible pre-operation!

  3. snafu Says:

    Wish you well on knee surgery. Everyone who has it done here seems to have excellent results, it changes their lives in a very positive way.
    Wow, doubling savings from 10 % to 20 % of pay cheques for both of you in one sweep is huge ! I wish I could make ourk? numbers fit. I keep moving it up 1 % - 3 % and then something falls off the rails. Our electric has gone up hugely and food costs increased 4 % for the most basic items like dried kidney beans or frozen cauliflower. January began with a new 10 % carbon tax to help China with it's pollution. I can't figure out how our unpolluted air plus 10% tax helps China clean up it's ghastly pollution. Limiting car licenses or fining offending factories would be straight up visible improvement... don't you thin

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