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Going down the tubes?

February 21st, 2012 at 07:34 pm

Just came back from a very contentious meeting about the College's fiscal state. The faculty is fighting the President's proposed solution, which is to beef up graduate and online programs. While I don't know if that is the ideal solution, I am certainly concerned that doing nothing at all will result in the ultimate failure of the College. I don't have too many years left here, so I am not really personally concerned, but it's an institution with a long and esteemed history. C'mon people!

As for my personal finances, not much is going on. I won $17 in a football pool (that was on Superbowl Sunday, but I just got the check). I finally sent back my Comcast box, and it was, as they promised, free shipping. I put only $415 on the Citi card last month, which means I have to put $800 on it for each of the next two months. I really have to plot out how I'm going to do that. Funny how things have reversed from how can I save to how can I spend? The point being, of course, that I don't want to spend unnecessarily just to get my $250 reward.

So my ideas are:

Body work on the car
Get the carpet shampooed
Buy a heavy winter coat
Gift cards for groceries, etc.
Get some jewelry repaired

Weird, isn't it? I don't like spending any more!

6 Responses to “Going down the tubes?”

  1. laura Says:

    No! That is too bad! I used your college's library when I was in early grad school as it had much better periodicals than my academic institution (in Lisle Smile, the Catholic one). And it had a very nice campus. Hopefully it will all work out!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Well, hopefully not! We're not in trouble yet, just heading that way if we don't make changes.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Isn't it funny how your habits can change? Now you don't like are smart not to like it. Hope things work out for your college.

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    You should get a really nice deal on a heavy coat now that the winter is ending!

  5. Jenn Says:

    I just got a great deal at the online site for Burlington. The coat was exactly what I was looking for - long, hooded, and professional. It had a 'We can't say what the brand is' brand so I was a little leery, but it turned out to be Anne Klein!

  6. CB in the City Says:

    I've been thinking a lot about yesterday's meeting and I think people are just feeling uncomfortable about change. I don't fear for the College's future because I think we have strong leadership and that the right changes will be made.

    I think I will shop for coats this weekend. There should be some awesome sales, unless there is only spring stuff out now.

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