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Catching Up

March 24th, 2024 at 08:13 pm

I haven't been keeping up with blogging recently because a very good friend of mine died this past Monday. It was not unexpected, but it is still hard to accept. I'm working my way through it.

As far as finances go, I've spent all of my grocery budget, and 91% of my variables. I'm just kind of hanging on till the end of the month. On Easter, though, I'll probably be providing a meal for my family, so there will be some spending and I will probably not come in under budget.

The bathroom remodel plans are moving along. It is scheduled for April 3, and now I am waiting for my PM company to authorize a water shutoff that day. I've purchased the work permit (who knew it would be $344? Wow.) I've scheduled a before-and-after inspection. A handyman from the PM company got in touch with me about removing the towel bar, which is in the way, but he has sort of disappeared. It doesn't matter if he doesn't do it, because the installers will do it if need be -- I just thought it would be a good lead on getting a handyman, but I don't want a disappearing handyman.

I've bought the Easter candy for my grandkids, including, this time, my grandson's girlfriend, who seems to be a regular fixture. (A nice one, though!) Chocolate prices have really gone up. I spent $31, and then I'll give each a ten-dollar bill (which is our tradition). C'est la vie.

6 Responses to “Catching Up”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    I am so sorry to hear that your friend passed. That's a difficult loss. {{hugs}}

  2. Carol B Says:

    So sorry about your friend!

  3. Brunette Says:

    So sorry about your friend... that's always tough, even when it is expected. Sometimes finances take a back seat when other stuff is going on - that's why it's important to be money conscious most of the time, so you don't need to worry about it as much when life throws something at you.

  4. terri77 Says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. I’m glad that you have some time with family coming up to help ease the pain. Time spent with loved ones is good for the soul.

  5. Amber Says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Thank you, all.

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