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A Simple Day

February 16th, 2017 at 12:17 am

I forgot to take my allergy medicine today - ooops! - and realized it in the middle of the day when I was so tired. Allergies make me tired. So I didn't get a lot done today at work.

But I did do a few important things:
- came up with a floor plan for the police dept. I'm working on. The chief LOVED it, so it's a go.
- gave a price to the contractor I work with. I aimed high; he can talk me down (a little). Or maybe he won't.
- Other misc. work stuff ilke emails and dropping off a deposit check to an HOA that the owner sent to me rather than to the accountant.
- Almost finished our taxes. We owe. It makes me want to throw up. The reason: profit on my business which I have to declare on our personal taxes (Sched. K) but I leave the profit in my business. So I am going to take a distribution to pay the taxes.
- Re-did my monthly cash flow for F's tuition for the next two years to make sure we can pay for school. We need to have the mortgage paid off by October in order to make this work.

My co-worker said "Why don't your parents pay for F's tuition?" Ha, ha, ha!!! But seriously, he's not the first person to ask me that. My parents are retired; they have a nice fixed retirement income, but it's still fixed. And they very kindly fly us out to see them twice a year, which are nice vacations for us. My mom gives me $2,000 for the annual tuition deposit. They are so good to us! But they can't just pay for school!

Tomorrow is the school skiing outing. I left it up to F if she wanted to go or not; I didn't tell her I'd have to come up with $150 out of thin air. (Or more realistically, a little bit out of several budget categories). She doesn't want to go, and I think we'll go x-c skiing together instead, then meet the class at the Lodge for lunch. I'm looking forward to hanging out with F tomorrow! But I'll bring my own lunch (the food up there is gross).

Tonight - next to last basketball game. The girls are amazing! I'm so proud of them. I need to talk to the parents about getting something for the coach to give him at our party this Saturday. Any suggestions? I thought maybe a voucher to a restaurant he and his wife like?

9 Responses to “A Simple Day”

  1. Carol Says:

    Voucher sounds good.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    A restaurant is fun--a nice treat for anyone.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh boy, on the co worker! I guess I would think that a parent should provide the tuition money if that is what the parents decide to do for their child. Your decision, your money. It is wonderful that your parents are supportive in the way they choose with their money.

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    It's never fun paying tax but on the upside it's great you made a profit!

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm with you...i would never expect my parents to pay my kids' tuition. It just makes me wonder where people get these ideas that grandparents have to pony up. They don't seem to understand what living on a fixed income must be like.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    I am puzzled by that comment, too. Makes me think there are LOTS of spoiled grown-up kids out there! I'm a believer in shouldering your own load. (And not just because I'm a grandmother.)

  7. alice4now Says:

    Um, no grandparents here paying grandchildren's tuition! I get that each family financial situation is unique, but I know enough not to make assumptions that "everyone" has grandparents that fork over large amounts of money for tuition.

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Allergies are horrible. I totally understand. I had to go off my allergy medicine for some test for a few days and I rejoiced when I could return to taking it. My life is so much better because of it.

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Well... if I remember correctly, my grandma helped pay our tuition bill, as well as piano (brother and I) and ballet (me). Not that I think she should've ... but she did. I knew she was paying for the lessons only because when my brother started piano, I had to choose between piano or ballet. I chose piano.

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