well, we overspent a little last week catching up on some of the basics we've been ignoring. his paycheck for this week came a few days late (a one-time deal due to paperwork shifting) and it got a little uncomfortable there for a few days. we're alright now. and i have a good estimate of what he will take home per week. it's a slight underestimate since he gets overtime every other week, but i prefer to err on that side anyway.
i want to get a replacement set of non-flannel sheets (the ones i got for us last week were flannel, it's cold here!), and it looks like kohls is having another big 70% off sale this weekend. we can't really think of anything else we need to get caught back up on the basics, except a pair of shoes for hubs. and he still has one more paycheck before we start the major repayment mode in february! this is great! we have decided to check out a nice looking restaurant downtown to celebrate.
i get my monthly paycheck this week. now i get to re-learn how to manage two incomes on different pay schedules again. i am ok with this responsibility.
most of the tax documentation stuff has arrived. just waiting on my graduate school... they sent me the 1098 for my tuition but no 1099 for the income yet. this will be a fun time. two partial-resident state forms and fed, with moving expenses and the last education credit. last time we had this much junk to deal with was 2004, when we moved cross-country for me to go to grad school.
i just started a 13-day stretch of needing to be at work at 5:30am and working until pretty late, no breaks.
after these 13 days, it's two out of every three days at 5:30am for another few weeks. ughhhhhhh...
looking at pursuing a new job/fellowship with better hours at a federal agency in DC... pay is considerably better, but looks like any pay increase would be eaten up by corresponding rent increases. on the other hand, hubs is making roughly half what he would be if he had a job in his chosen field. opportunity in the field would be far better for him in a bigger metro area. the fellowship app is gigantic, but i have until 5/1. i need to send some emails...