So good to have it back home where it belongs!
My Mac computer was returned to me today! I must say that I am impressed by Apple’s service. One of their techs called me yesterday and although they couldn’t duplicate the issue I originally had, they thought it was most likely an issue with the operating system. It was exactly one week ago today that my technology world felt like it came crashing down. Pretty impressive to have it sent out, worked on, and returned back to me in just one week. Now other than needing to update all my passwords, all seems to be well.
On the get-out-of-debt side of the things, I am only a few dollars shy of sending off $100 towards our lowest credit card. Yesterday I picked up a small check ($55.41) from my seasonal job, which is likely to be my last one for the year. Since it wasn’t budgeted for anything, the best thing to do with it is pay off debt. By adding a check of $9.77 received a few days ago and some M-Turk earnings, I’ll have $100 to transfer. As I wrote about in yesterday’s post, I am on a quest to pay off an interest-free credit card debt of $1,500. With the budget being much tighter right now, this will need to be done primarily with debt snowflakes.
Strange, but after dropping almost $2k last month to get our vehicles up and running, the target of $1,500 doesn’t seem like all that much. Yes, it is still a chunk of money, but it also feels easily within our grasp to knock it out. Perhaps it falls within the old saying of “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” sort of thing. Or perhaps I just overthink it! Lol. Either way, it does feel good to again have a definite target. And knowing that with it being at zero-percent interest EVERY dollar is going towards paying it off, well, that just makes it all the better!
Earlier today I checked our propane tanks. We have two 1,000 gallon tanks. One is at 75% and the other remains at 80%, which is the maximum capacity to allow for expansion. For the record, these unsightly tanks are nicely hidden in the woods. So much so that the last person to come fill them had to ask where they were located. The wood we had delivered remains untouched, that is, other than stacking it. Although I’ve already needed to use our woodstove, our Fall weather has been fairly mild. I’ve been able to nicely heat the house using only of kiln-dried scrap wood purchased for $5 (for a full pickup load) from a local hardwood floor manufacturing company. We bought two loads, so this is making for inexpensive heat. Fingers crossed that we won’t need to touch our “real” wood for several more weeks. It wouldn’t bother me in the least to have leftover wood for next year!
Tonight I have Bible study. I missed last week on account of the horrendous 6+ hours I spent on the phone with Straight Talk and then Apple. I can’t remember the last time I felt so mentally drained. Anyhow, I’m eager to meet with my small group and get back into the Word. Time to make supper and get moving.