Thursday, August 27, 2009

Back to the Drawing Board

The tally is in after my girlfriend's visit and for the month overall. Because of increased pace due to car shopping and the generally busy schedule, we managed to rack up a larger than usual Visa bill for areas such as dining out.

That upset me a bit last night as I was reminded of how a bunch of moderately priced items can add up to $800! Back to the menu planning for us!

I ran through a spreadsheet exercise yesterday to help answer the question of "If I move to a 2 day work week, how does that impact on the mortgage?" The result was that I would only be able to put 50% of the current rate of yearly prepayment for the main house and 100% of the prepayment for the ski condo.

The overall end date will be pushed back by 1 yr 7 months. Shorter than I would have thought. I think I could live with this....

The reason I want to know is that there is currently some movement about at work with one of the owners wanting one of my shifts. We are working to make a fair trade but if it isn't possible, it is nice to know that I would be able to manage otherwise. Maybe I'm just looking for an excuse to cut back.... : )


  1. Isn't it amazing how fast those little expenses add up, I had a $700 weekend a month ago. Just for regular stuff, not any extravagant purchases. It's amazing you can work 2 days a week without too much impact on your plans. I need that job!

  2. Hi Miss M!

    I think you would be great at whatever job you chose to do, including mine!