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If you buy an umbrella, it will not rain

January 29th, 2013 at 06:46 am

I bought an umbrella at the college book store yesterday because the weatherman cautioned that it would rain "during the evening rush hour." Well, when I walked to the station after work, the sun was shining! My umbrella cost $12.70 after the employee discount, which basically paid for the tax. I did not get the smaller mini, even though it would fit in the bag better -- I am interested in coverage. It is a pretty royal blue, since we are the "Bluejays."

But bigger financial news is that I got my first property tax bill -- and I've paid it already. It was $1958, which is 55% of the total for the year. However, our property manager has sent a notice that our second installment will be reduced -- don't know if that has been figured in already. The tax reduction comes at a price, too -- we will all get to chip in for the lawyer's fee through our assessment.

Anyway, my checking account is still in the black, but when the Discover bill hits next month ($3,283) I will have to take some money out of the slush fund. The bill is so high because it includes the cost of my new couch (minus the deposit) and half the cost of my new rugs, as well as my semi-annual insurance payment. That's on top of all my regular expenses, which all go to Discover and then get paid in full.

I should get some nice cashback rewards.

With all these big expenses out of the way, I should have a pretty frugal February. I will get hit with the other half of the rug payment, but after THAT -- I will try not to incur any more big expenses for a while.

The only unknown now is what my federal tax will be. I will try to start working on that this weekend.

5 Responses to “If you buy an umbrella, it will not rain”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Murphy's Law at its best.

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    LOL - I totally get the coverage. However, I lose umbrellas like it's my job, so I buy multiples at the dollar store. Iagree with North Georgia Gal - definitely Murphy's Law

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Would you believe this is the first umbrella I've bought since 1983? I have received two as gifts, however, since then.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Umbrella=No Rain. Ain't it the truth!

  5. HouseHopeful Says:

    I give you lots of credit! Since 1983 is awesome Smile

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