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Great day again

April 1st, 2008 at 01:10 am

Two days in a row I have had a great day. Today was a no spend day other than gas of $30 which I do not count. I got up early enough to make breakfast, took my lunch and snacks for work; in addition; to having left overs for dinner Smile
Then I headed to the library because I was having some problem with my accounting, I was able to complete chapter 10's homework Smile other than the hand out in which I will tackle tomorrow but it felt good to be able to understand what I was doing wrong. I also had $7 left over from last pay period in checking account 1 so I added that to the EF and looks like I will have $85 left from last pay period in checking account number 2 on Thursday so that will be added to my car/tuition fund

Inspired again

March 31st, 2008 at 02:39 am

I am not sure whose blog I was reading regading directv, but I gave them a call and my bill was reduce to $44.99 in addition to 3 months free of Showtime. I will pay $61.53 (including tax) for 1 year and then after that I will switch to Comcast to get their introductory rate
Overall I will be saving about $10 a month and will be adding this amount to my challenge...never hurts to call

Inspired by Sillyole me

March 31st, 2008 at 12:21 am

Inspired by sillyoleme I decided to pay off the BoA cc so I took $2200 out of my house fund. I don't mind because I am easily going to get it back to $7642.45 in no time. With a tax refund coming due in addition to the so called stimulas package I will be back at $7600 in no time. I have been battling with this for a while, even though it was zero percent interest until july I wanted it cleared. I really did not pay it off completely because the dentist owes me a credit of about $300 plus I have some clothing that I bought that I am returning so once I get my refund and return those items it will be a zero balance Smile Thanks sillyole me...it seems like I am back on board with have no debt

Today was a good day

March 30th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

First I started my taxes and got the bulk of it completed, just need to add in the deduction for sales tax (I bought a new car last year so I will save on that), in addition to my IRA contributions and I am done. I went to the grocery store and bought snacks and made dinner that will last me at least two days including lunch. Then I headed to the library to get some studying done. I am stumped basically on one chapter...but will review tomorrow night. Next I took a nice long nap and my brother who I hardly see stopped by for a little while which was really nice.
As far as finances goes today is the end of the month for me because payday is Tuesday so I am uploading this month's spending
My hair expense is really up there, I will start back perming my own hair which will save me an extra $40
I normally would not have nonreimbursable job expenses but I bought several dress pants and tops for my summer intern
Expense Categories
Taxes : Federal Income Tax $303.87
Insurance : Automobile $291.00
Automobile : Maintenance $281.00
Personal Care : Hair $198.00
Taxes : Social Security Tax $190.57
Groceries $161.69
Automobile : Car Payment $141.69
Miscellaneous $131.63
Job Expense : Non-Reimbursed $114.13
Clothing - Unassigned $106.85
Automobile : Gasoline $100.02
Bills : Electricity $94.05
Healthcare : Dental $85.00
Bills : Cellular $74.69
Bills : Cable/Satellite Television $71.53
Bills : Online/Internet Service $61.25
Dining Out $59.27
Gifts $54.55
Clothing : Acessories $45.50
Taxes : Medicare Tax $44.58
Bills : Water & Sewer $43.94
Sales Tax $43.03
Bills : Telephone $40.01
Charitable Donations $40.00
Personal Care : Make-up $19.00
Healthcare : Prescriptions $15.00
Hobbies/Leisure : Entertaining $11.00
Leisure : Entertaining $10.00
Healthcare : Eyecare $8.99
Household : Laundry $7.00
Household : House Cleaning $6.38
Personal Care : Hair Supply $4.99
Leisure : Newspaper $3.00
Snack $1.80
Household : supplies $1.50
Total Expense Categories $2,866.51

Internship

March 28th, 2008 at 02:36 am

well I got the intern position. I will be pretty much working as th director of activies. Which is fine with me because I can pretty much work my schedule as I see fit. And since I already work at a senior facility, I can use some of their ideas and incorporate that with my internship.
In regards to my part-time job I got a call from my boss' boss assistant to set up a phone conference. I thought a phone conference you have got to be kidding me, you are too busy to meet with me or my concerns are not that important that you can do a quick conference call. I was so annoyed I just left her a message that I did not want a phone conference and to forget about the entire thing

More good news

March 25th, 2008 at 01:40 am

I may have a summer intern at a senior living facility Big Grin My major is health administration and I had 3 choices 1. department of health 2. hospital and 3. nursing facility. I really enjoy working with seniors that is why I am still at my part time job,and the only reason. Any how my professor gave me a contact name of some on who runs an assited living facility and she contacted me for an interview on Thursday she was so excited but I became more excited when I look them up on the web and found out it was a senior living facility I got so excited. Keep your fingers crossed
I am soooooo excited

A touching story

March 23rd, 2008 at 11:09 pm

My parents are from Jamaica and mom has a cousin whose daughter was killed some years ago here in the states while visiting. Anyhow, she had a son about 2yrs old at the time who was with his dad and my mom's cousin (the kid's grandmother) lost track of them. She and my mother was speaking about a week ago and my mom said to her she needed to try and find her grandson. So the very next day she called the Jamaican radio station told her story and they put her on the air right then. About 2 hours later she got a phone call from her grandson. Some one heard the program and his name and told him to call and he did. I think this is such a wonderful story

Wasn't too bad

March 23rd, 2008 at 02:52 pm

I went in yesterday to my part time job they actually had some one on call in case I did not show...like I would really not show. It wasn't too bad but I did let one of the residents know what was going on and she was just as upset as I was but oh well. I figured they will be trying to get rid of me real soon so I will just stick it out and try and sock away my checks until they do. I finally applied for a summer intern, I have definately got to get on the ball with that...but haven't heard a thing
I was also able to get some studying in (accounting)and I have still not tackled my taxes Frown I have no idea why because I am due for a refund
For the last week I was able to add $8 to my challenge and $8 to the cc for brown bagging it, unfortunately I had to buy buy breakfast because my uncle managed to eat an entire half loaf of my bread with his dinner. But I will not go there regarding that

my part time job

March 21st, 2008 at 01:21 am

Well I had my little meeting today with my boss at my part time job, basically they put me on a final written warning and I basically told them they could take their Mickey mouse job a shove it

First of all I did not go to work on Saturday due to my break in and I left a message for the supervisor who says gets this, I called but did not leave a message. Now the following is an email that her boss sent me because apparently they did not have my current phone number (a cell phone) Now if the only number they have for me is my home number and not my cell when I called from my cell phone and if I did not leave a message how did she know it was me. And that is what I asked and of course they said for me not to worry about that incident because messages get lost…yeah right

“B has been trying to call you @ # we have for 2 days…line busy. Please make sure we have correct contact #’s..home/cell”
And the person who told me he knew that the resident was discharged apparently told his boss that he never said that and when I asked for a meeting with him I was told no because he has his own problems…these were the directors exact words

Great day

March 19th, 2008 at 02:05 am

Today was payday and I had a nice little surprise... a 75 cent raise. I wasn't even expecting that, so I have to call the bank in order to up IRA contributions(mental note).
I also paid off one CC, all my bills that are due by the 4th of next month and added $20 to the challenge.
Got my window fixed as well, when the glass was replaced they forgot to reset the motor but on a different note $85 was spent at the dentist. Now he wants to see me in two weekes because after his probing things do not look good so I am trying this mouth rinse, maybe it will hlp

All was well

March 16th, 2008 at 01:07 pm

...last night that is. Just keep your fingers crossed
Today will be a very busy day I have to finish up my taxes (been putting off for a few months and I am due a refund) I need to finish the wash, I was too disgusted yesterday. Finish up a chapter for school in addition to the homework and head to the bank to make a deposit. Plus I need to finish cleaning my car. All of this needs to be done and I am surfing the net, oh well

Feeling a little better

March 16th, 2008 at 01:02 am

Well I did not go to work today so I lost about $90 that could have been used towards my window getting fixed but I was just not up to it after this morning. I did not even study today Frown But on a different note I got a $3 check from Pinecone so $3 was added to my challenge in addition I got the light bill today which was less than I expected $94 and that made me happy

Shooting

March 15th, 2008 at 02:40 pm

Last night I heard this knocking, I thought it was my nephew knocking at my window which he always deos. But when I lookd out I did not see a thing. This morning my mom came and woke me up to show me her blind was damaged and wanted to know why. When I went out side there was two gun shots to my driver side window(front and back) and at least 5 at our front house window. I am so upset I did not go to work. Now it is going to cost me $280 dollars to repair my car windows plus what ever it is to re-retint it I am so F#@$$%N pissed off.

No dining out

March 13th, 2008 at 12:57 am

Three days in a row that I have brown bagged it Smile so once again $2 added to the challenge and $2 on the cc

Slowly

March 11th, 2008 at 07:02 pm

Very slowly I am getting back on track. Today I made my breakfast so $2 went to the challenge and I also had luch at home and $2 was paid on the CCs. I got about 20 minutes of studying in and will be heading to class later, just happy that I was able to complete my assignments

Much better today

March 11th, 2008 at 02:51 am

Today was a much better day. I did not eat out at all so $2 went towards the CC and I got a $6 check for a survey that I must have completed in which I totally forgot about but was happy for. So I added $6 to my challenge
I still have not heard a word from that idiot boss of mine, maybe she is thinking of a way to fire me.
I finally sat down and did my homework for accounting since class is tomorrow, I feel comfortable other, than a few questions but other than that all is well on the home front

Furious

March 10th, 2008 at 04:36 am

Warning this is a long post:
Wow seems like my year is not getting any better. First I did not get a raise this year, next I get the flu, some kind of way I fell back into old habits and upped my CC bill, mom has an infection with her toe, and my older brother who has been on his job 24+ years was just fired because he won’t stop smoking pot and did not pass a random drug test. I have not added to my challenge like I am suppose and am $2k behind on my goal. In addition y cable bill is now up due to increase rates $71

And today I get an email from the idiot I have as a boss on my second job stating that I dropped the ball. Basically a resident was discharged from one hospital and moved to another on Friday, I work on Saturday. Some one called and told security he did nothing with the information or from what I gather now informed no one. I then get a call from her neighbor who is concerned and followed –up as much as I could, once told by the security guard and former supervisor that he knew I assumed that my boss knew as well and went home

Here is a copy of the email I sent her as my response and of course she has yet to respond and I refuse to take the blame for this, the only thing I would have done differently was note in the log that I was informed by another employee that he too knew about the patient being discharged:

Let me clarify, I was informed by a resident that she was unable to reach Ms. X and that she called the hospital and was informed that she had been discharged. I did follow up, I thought by contacting the CC (skilled facility) in which I was told that she was not there, I later contacted the hospital and was on hold I'll say about 20 minutes (because of some emergency) I was then told that she was discharged. In addition, I called the resident's home and no answer. I also sent R (security) to check her apartment, after he checked her apartment I was told she was not there. So I re-read the notes in case I missed something....and nothing noted, had N (security guard/former supervisor) noted/followed up on Friday I think the problem would have been cleared up then. Anyhow, since nothing was noted I called Ms. X back trying to get as much information from her as possible, such as when she last spoke with her, and what the conversation was about. In the meantime N was in last night and mention to me that he knew Ms. L had been discharged from the hospital/not that she simply went out...so if he knew then I assumed that at the most J (supervisor) knew and what more follow up is needed if a former supervisor who knows company protocol is aware of situation as well has his/her manager is aware, what else is needed? What additional follow-up is needed?
I do not attend to come across angry but it does angry me that once again I am left holding the blame when clearly the situation was neglected prior to my shift an entire 24-hour later.
Have you spoken to N as to why nothing was noted? And if J was even aware? or anyone one else for that matter
If you have any questions please call xxxxx if I do not answer leave a message I am going to the library or email me I check my email on a regular basis

Now I am ticked off because not only did she accuse me of not doing my job but she did my annual review in which I only worked with her a total of 6 hours that right 6 hours for the year and was told that my appears was not u to par, mind you I wear a uniform that is always cleaned and iron. For the measly few dollars that one makes this little job is so stressful the entire place is ran like a circus. People are promoted based on who they know and not what they know

Good news

March 7th, 2008 at 12:15 am

Well went to the doctor today with my mom and got some good news. He stated that as long as there was circulation in her leg that chances of amputation of her toe was very slim. She will go back to the podiatrist and have the fluid drawn from her toe for a culture and after that she will start the antibiotic (maybe IV )Thanks every one for all your well wishes and prayers
Furthmore, I added $10 my challenge brining my total to $7524.17 paid and extra $20 on the cc becuase I ate out for lunch today and I wanted to match what was spent

Back to normal

March 5th, 2008 at 02:31 am

Well my mom is still a little down but I am praying that there is some other alternative.
I, on the other hand am getting back to normal; meaning I added my weekly $25 to the my challenge in addition to paying $4 on my CC because I ate out today

What a day

March 4th, 2008 at 04:10 am

I have not been blogging like I use to but I have got to start back again or other wards I will be right back in debt. First I want to want you this will be a long blog because so much has happen.
Well I had a great day today until I went to lunch, my mom called me to tell me that the doctor told her they may have to amputate her toe. For months she has been complaining that it was bothering her and I have been trying to get her to switch doctor in order to get a second opinion because he was unable to find anything wrong well he finally decided to do an MRI which found some sort of infection. Well I immediately came home today I know I may have should have stayed at work but I felt like I needed to be with her because she was really upset. I did however, set up an appointment with another doctor in which she still doesn’t want to go because now her other doctor wants to take an MRI of her leg as well. Just keep us in your prayers and that maybe some sort of antibiotic will help
Next I don't know if you heard about the shooting in FL, where this idiot opened fire in a Wendy's, well that was near my job and an area that I travel to once in a while. Lord what is going on
It is sad that some one lost their life but I am also glad that not more people were fatally injured
Furthermore, I can not understand my auto loan. I have to call BoA because you would think that since the principal has decreased wouldn't the amount applied to the interest do the same? It seems like it is higher.
WIth everything going on I was able to finally add to my challenge the $26 from the surveys giving me a new total of $7474.22