Week Ending 08.11.13 Budget…A Birthday Celebration and Maybe Some Good News on the Horizon…

Posted: August 20, 2013 in Budgets
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35th BDay Image


First I want to say we celebrated my Wonderful Hubby’s 35th Birthday last week on the 15th with a celebratory dinner on the 18th at home with some presents!  Doesn’t seem possible we’re 35 years old (yes my BDay is at the end of the month as well) – the kids and I grabbed him some goodies from the Sports Fan Attic – all Redskins Oriented of course 😉 we got him a silver Koozie with his initials on the back, a pen, and a ceramic shot glass! He loved them all! Then we got him some steamed shrimp and steak for dinner on Sunday night with a Chocolate cake to follow-up! All in all it was a great celebration!

With that being the case though, I did go a little overboard financially and ended up pulling in funds from our Merrill Account to cover the cost (that will be shown on next week’s budget) – YIKES!

Anyhew, the good news is this – the application he put in with his employer for an Employee Assistance fund grant/loan, what have you has been approved! We’ll be receiving a check to his store within the next 5 days to cover the past due on our mortgage! I am very excited about this!! We’ll be able to keep our home, the China I have, and not have to file bankruptcy! See all good things come to those who wait, we waited on the car and now we’re going to get this relief.

With that mention of the car, we’re looking down the barrel of replacing the air intake manifold, yes everyone, OUCH! Scott quoted me at  $609.00 list for the part, um yeah not 100% sure I want to sink that much into the car…YIKES! He’s looking into other options for us…so please hold on that!

Alright then, here we go, the budget for last week – I did manage to pull in a little bit of overtime and my hubby got a raise with his review last week (goes into effect this paycheck), so we’re up just a touch:

 $85.61 Remaining from W/E 08/11/13  $517.72 Lara W/E 08/11/13 Salary
 $54.00 Amt. Spent  $287.56 Jimmy W/E 08/11/13 Salary
 $31.61 Avail. Starting  $805.28
 $0.82 Gas Over Budget  $31.61 Avail. Starting
 $16.03 Target  $805.28 Total Pay
 $2.90 KTC  $836.89 Avail. For Bills
 $12.78 Wal-Mart  $6.39 Refund from OnStar
 $4.00 Wal-Mart  $843.28
 $2.66 Target  $250.00 Unused Repair Funds
 $12.31 Target  $1,093.28
 $2.50 PetsMart


And Alas it’s also back to school time – so that means new shoes, uniforms, and school supplies – we already purchased school supplies with an under budget amount a couple of weeks ago (using cash) – thankfully the kids’ school doesn’t require but four items each in terms of supplies, so we didn’t have to spend a fortune! Thank Goodness for that! On top of that I received a 20% off coupon from Payless in the mail, so I was able to save some coin when I bought the kids’ shoes over the weekend – which is good because we went over budget on groceries (it was a restocking trip, we seemed to  be out of everything LOL!)

Oh and we’ve made our FINAL payment to DB Plumbing! Woohoo! That money now goes back into the general funds budget! YES!!!

 $21.35 DB Plumbing
 $80.00 Brigades Boys & Girls Club
 $5.00 CCA
 $5.00 OT Solution
 $7.99 Hulu.com
 $170.00 Groceries
 $25.00 Jimmy’s Money
 $25.00 Dinner, 8/16
 $25.00 Cat & Dog Food
 $40.00 Gas
 $81.00 CFPUA
 $50.00  Kids’ Shoes
 $225.00 CitiMortgage
 $250.00  Car Repairs
 $82.94  $82.94
7%  $5.81
 $5.81  $77.13


And with the Lump Sum cash withdrawal:

 $21.35 DB Plumbing
 $80.00 Brigades Boys & Girls Club
 $5.00 CCA
 $5.00 OT Solutions
 $7.99 Hulu.com
 $340.00 Cash for Week
 $81.00 CFPUA
 $225.00 CitiMortgage
 $250.00 Car Repairs
 $5.81 Merrill Transfer


So that is where we’re at currently…some good news and some meh news…Well off I go for lunch! Bye for now!

  1. Great news for you about avoiding bankruptcy. Happy birthday to you and your hubby 🙂

    • ncreadergirl says:

      Thanks! We’re very excited about it as well! The check actually arrived yesterday and we deposited it last night, his company Fed-Ex overnighted it for AM delivery yesterday…he was off yesterday so we weren’t able to get it until last night! We’re very happy with this development!

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