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February 26th, 2015 at 06:16 am

I was just thinking yesterday, that even though it is cold, it is SO nice that the sidewalks and roads are all clear. Not today! It started last night and it's still coming down. Roads are hazardous so I took the train. The walk to the station was a bit challenging, but the temperature is much more comfortable than it's been earlier in the week.

I would have opted to work from home, but I have important stuff that is due tomorrow, and I didn't want to take a chance that technology would throw a spanner in the works. (My remote access is not very reliable).

So, financially, I have to report that I bought dinner at McDonald's last night. I was just too hungry on the way home. It was $6, because I sprang for a shamrock shake, which is one of my biggest weaknesses.

But it looks like I will have at least $1000 to sweep into the slush fund this payday! Hope I can be careful enough to do that! It makes me nervous that my slush fund is so low. Once the slush fund is above $1000 I'll go back to sweeping money into the e-fund.

Thanks to everyone on the input about the museum job yesterday. I did not hear back from my former boss, and I think it will probably be a long drawn-out process. If it looks like a viable job option, I will at least apply for it, but I'm also going to go ahead with my retirement plans -- which will involve applying for Social Security, and getting a Medicare supplement. I don't have to set them up till May, so by then I may know a lot more.

6 Responses to “Snow!”

  1. Carol Says:

    If it happened that you started a new job, I believe that you can suspend your Social Security even after it has started, so that it would grow again. Obviously, check on this for yourself. Good luck with all of this --I retired and then worked again and then retired again. We all have to go with what seems right for us.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I'm not going to draw on my own SS till I turn 70. I'm going to draw on my ex-husband's SS till then. As long as I don't start drawing that till I turn 66 (full retirement age), I can work full-time with no repercussions -- if I'm reading it right!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    The snow we had yesterday amounted to about six inches, early out of schools and then delayed start of schools today. It wasn't good for driving in that's for sure. Stay safe!

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Nice job with the slush fund deposit!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'd forgotten about St Patrick's Day and the Shamrock Shake .... Any idea if it'll still be around March 31???? (re. 40 days of no buying sweets/junkfood) I heart Shamrock Shakes big time.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    I think they continue the Shamrock shake for about a month after St. Pat's -- I could be wrong, though!

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