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Second Last Day

June 29th, 2015 at 05:55 am

This is my second last day of work. All I will do today is clean out my email and straighten things up for the new person.

I drove so I can carry things home -- also, so I can go to a Happy Hour tonight with a few colleagues. I bought breakfast at McDonald's for $3 on the way. I'll also have to buy a lunch, as I forgot to bring the cheese and crackers I was planning on. But I can get a salad quite reasonably at the cafeteria.

I had a dream last night that I had bought a car but didn't have the money for a car payment. Hmmm. Am I subconsciously worrying? I hope it isn't a premonition that my RAV4 is going to fail (after 15 years!)

Yesterday, after I loaded the washer, I took a half-hour walk by the shoreline. It was a beautiful day! I walked over the city line into Rogers Park, then came back and put the laundry in the dryer. I think I might try to make that a habit. It saves me stair-climbing but forces me to exercise in an enjoyable way. Between that and walking to the grocery and library, I should get plenty of exercise to replace my walk to the station.

I've spent 86% of the variables budget. I'll have the eating-out expenses today, and I'll stop at PetSmart on the way home, but I should come in just under budget, as long as I wait till Wednesday morning to do my grocery shopping!

7 Responses to “Second Last Day”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sometimes dreams mean something, sometimes they don't. When did you last service the car? Could your subconscious be telling you to do maintenance? Unfortunately most of my dreams are literal and boring- eg day to day things that filter in like you're eating too much chocolate lately! The laundry basket is overflowing, get cracking! (This hasn't happened for a while though)

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Enjoy your last days of work! Do you have a plan for replacing the car if it were to need replacing?

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Nice walking plan! For me, it helps to incorporate exercise that way because it makes it part of the routine.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    If my car conks out within the next four years (which is pretty likely), I will just go without a car. I live in an area where this is very feasible. After four years, when I will be getting a "raise" from Social Security, I will be able to afford a car payment, or maybe even buy an inexpensive car outright, if my cash reserves are doing well. (Of course, at that point, I might decide I don't even want a car!)

    The other possibility is that a family member might help me out by passing along a used car to me rather than trade it in, but that's not a given. Just a possibility. It happens a lot in my family.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Good idea on the walking!

    One more day...congrats!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's good you live somewhere where you might be able to get along without a car. I don't know how people do it here that don't have a car - maybe have friends that do? (No bus service on Sundays or after 7 p.m. M-Sat)

  7. super mario bros Says:

    Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that make the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!

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