Checkbook has really taken a beating the last week.
We had some expected... unexpected costs come up.
All the sudden we really kicked it into gear with out home remodel. We got a second wind, and have been really pushing this week, getting more done than we have in the last 6 months.
So in the last week I've bought 3 gallons of ceiling paint, 5 gallons of mud, 3 gallons of drywall primer, and 3 gallons of colored paint. At a cost of about $25 a gallon....
Today I am going to buy about $75 worth floor cleaner and restorer. We were going to refinish our old hardwood floors, but husband now wants to try just restoring them with this special stuff you mop on. So if it works it will save us a lot of money.
I also have to pick up the rest of the electrical outlets so we can finish putting them on.
And this weekend we have to buy a chandelier for our foyer.
This is on top of the nails, and other little random things like paint rollers and brushes that you need for all these projects. Which add up quickly.
I'm happy our house has made a huge transformation this week, but whew.
We are hoping to finish the floors and put on the trim within a week. Then our house will be "DONE!" I'm so excited, after 1.5 years of remodeling.
We had some money set back (which is didn't count in my previous posts) for these projects. But we didn't think we'd be doing them all this soon. So we didn't have enough set back quite yet. Luckily I've been able to stay ahead of it with my regular pay checks. But after today I think I'll be borrowing about $25 - $50 out of the EF.
I still managed to save my normal $25 this week to the EF, and i made a mortgage payment today, but they haven't updated my new total yet. So I'll edit this post when I have a real number to report.
PS. My work planned the personnel meeting when I can't come, so I won't be able to plead my case for a raise. I told one of the board members about wanting a $.50 raise, and hopefully he will do what he can. I believe they decide tomorrow. So prayers would be great.