Posts Tagged ‘Bearded Dragons’

I am SOOOOO Excited our Grant from my hubby’s employers’ Employee Assistance Foundation’ came through, they overnight Fed-Ex’d the check to his store and we were able to deposit the day after it was approved! Check cleared by Friday of last week and the payment was made to Citi the same day!  This payment brought us current through Sept. 1 with a balance of $232.42 (all late fees)!!! We are soo happy and thrilled all at the same time!

On the same day I received word that Ashley’s home Troop for Girl Scouts changed their meeting time to evenings so we can now return her original troop! She is very excited as am I! This troop is where it all got started and how she got rolling with Girl Scouts, this is awesome news! So off we went to Teacher’s Aid over the weekend and got her Brownie Sash (something I was holding off on getting last year as the troop she was with last year didn’t really do any work towards patches and such), her Troop Numbers, Council ID and a book, all in all I spent $23.00 and some change – all from cash I had pulled out Friday.

Speaking of, we came in WAY under budget on just about everything over the weekend – I still had about $15.00 cash left over from last week that I used to get cat and dragon food on Friday evening, Nixon still had a brand new bag of food so I didn’t need to get him anything.  So that put the $25.00 I budgeted for Cat/Dog food back into General use Circulation –  and I used that to buy Ashley’s Girl Scout stuff!

I will say this though, Jimmy’s being an employee where he is he managed to practically rob them blind when it came to purchasing his Dragon a new home! He  had some funds left over on a GC his Mom gave him for his B-Day, and he won a $25.00 store GC through a sales contest – combined he was able to get a new cage and lid w/his discount for less than $35.00! Like I said he practically robbed them blind, before the GC’s and his discount it was $53.00 and some change! WHAT?!?!?!  He made out like a Mad Man!

So here we are – Tuesday of this Week and we’re holding steady! I have some math to do with regards to figuring out how to pay the Mortgage payment in Full by the 15th of Sept. but that isn’t such a bad thing!

Well here we go:

 $72.03 Remaining from W/E 08/11/13  $517.72 Lara W/E 08/18/13 Salary
 $92.38 Amt. Spent  $260.39 Jimmy W/E 08/18/13 Salary
 $(20.35) Avail. Starting  $778.11
 $5.12 PetsMart  $(20.35) Avail. Starting
 $4.42 KTC  $778.11 Total Pay
 $33.12 Hat World  $757.76 Avail. For Bills
 $31.80 Harris Teeter  $315.00 In from Merrill for Jimm’s B-Day/Return of Repair Funds
 $8.03 Claires  $1,072.76
 $3.72 Chick Fil-A  $5,000.00 Grant From XXXXXX
 $3.17 Auntie Anne’s  $6,072.76
 $3.00 PetsMart  $10.41 Adj.
 $92.38  $6,062.35

I may have overdone things just slightly for Jimmy’s B-Day, but he’s worth it! I pulled funds in ($65.00) from our Merrill Account to cover the cost of his Gifts and Dinner!

Alright the breakdown:

 $70.00 Brigades Boys & Girls Club
 $21.39, Auto-Draft 8/23
 $5.00 OT Solutions
 $170.00 Groceries
 $25.00 Jimmy’s Money
 $25.00 Dinner, 8/23
 $25.00 Cat & Dog Food
 $40.00 Gas
 $64.47 State Farm, Auto Draft 08/26
 $125.00 Progress Energy
 $5,020.00 CitiMortgage
 $40.00 Lara, License Renewal
 $250.00 Car Repairs

And now with the lump sum Cash Withdrawal:

 $70.00 Brigades Boys & Girls Club
 $21.39, Auto-Draft 8/23
 $5.00 OT Solutions
 $340.00 Cash for Week
 $64.47 State Farm
 $125.00 Progress Energy
 $5,020.00 CitiMortgage
 $250.00 Car Repairs
 $10.00 Pending OT Sltns Checks

What is bothering me most here is that I’ve written (2) checks to OT Solutions (Austin’s OT Team) and the owner has YET to deposit them so they can clear – if they don’t clear within the week I may put a stop payment on them…it’s pathetic really, the deposits were written up on the 15th, then they went out of town and didn’t deposit the funds before leaving, um WHAT?!?! Are you friggin serious???  The office manager said they were back in the office yesterday so I hope they finally deposited them…UGH!

Lesson Learned: NO MORE Checks to OT Solutions!

With the $156.49 left over I am seriously concerned we’ve forgotten something…but what I have NO CLUE! I am meticulous about our checkbook and tracking/paying the bills…so I have no clue, there’s nothing pending in the auto-draft bills to be paid…we shall see though!

Alright that’s all from me this Week! Until next time all!

Hope the 1st Days of School go well for everyone going!