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YoYo....

November 7th, 2007 at 06:32 pm

There is a saying here that if you don't like the weather, wait thirty minutes.... A couple of days ago, it was over 80 degrees here and humid. So, I finally resorted to the air conditioning to dry it out in here. But we did leave it fairly high so that it didn't come on very often. The next day, the high was in the 60's and the low in the 40's and I no longer needed the air conditioner. And wonder of wonders, we haven't turned on the heat at all yet this fall. Even though this house leaks like a sieve. With the temps going up and down for the last month on a roller coaster ride, we've gotten used to taking sinus medicine and bundling up then removing clothes depending on the day. Or the time of day. I had received a couple of heaters from DS when they moved. I've used one of them on occasion in the morning when it is that damp cool that gets to the ole bones. After a cup of hot tea and a little while with the curtains open and the little heater humming, it warms me up enough. I probably should exercise in the morning and get the blood flowing that way. The only thing I worry about is that the coldness in the house does affect Hubby's migraines in the morning. If his head gets too cold, he can wake up with one. I've suggested the ole cap of Night Before Christmas fame. Don't think he's going to go for it though. I think he's worried about clandestine picture taking....

I will be interested to see if it affects the budget for the fall or if I had already been a little more conservative in this season without realizing it. I'm glad that they put the actual amount before they give you the budget billing amount. That way you can see what was used. I keep the bills for about a year so I do have last fall's to compare. I'll do that before I shred. Might even do a chart. Love those charts....

Well, they tell us that by the weekend the temps will be back to almost 80. Back to the t-shirts for now....

Cooking Along.....

November 1st, 2007 at 08:36 pm

Hubby is out of town today so I decided climbing ladders to prime/paint more walls was not a good idea. Just in case I fell off or something. So, I decided to make it a cooking day. I had a bunch of different veggies that I had bought on sale and decided to cook it all up before they went to waste. While working on that, I cleaned the kitchen floor and set up my Christmas chart. I came up with a different way of doing it this year that might work for me. The cool thing is that for two years in a row I have had the Christmas fund fully funded BEFORE Christmas. I thought last year was a miracle. This is truly awesome.

I did my mortgage payment online this time and, lo and behold, I found out that I can pay extra on principal online, too. This is great. I can add little bits that remain out of my budget and keep knocking those numbers downward. One of the debts that is actually going down. Practically, it is not a high interest debt so I should be focusing elsewhere. Psychologically, it is fun to watch it go down. I like that....