Saturday, 28 January 2012

High's and Low's

Good Evening and a big welcome to my new followers SammyLeia and Babybluewater, thank you both for joining.

Since my last post I have been really busy and I thought I would sum it up in bullet points as highs and lows just for a change. Here goes;


Home - We have made real progress decluttering and sorting out. The loft is now empty and we have taken  more stuff to the tip and the charity shop. I have sorted all my daughters baby clothes and been ruthless. I had three suitcases of things, I have now just got one. I have kept all the stuff I can't bear to throw and the rest is bagged up. I am going to take it to a local place that gives cash for clothes. I will re post as to how much I receive when I get round to taking it in.

Work - Overtime has returned and we are told it is available until the end of the financial year. I have done an extra 16 hours this month so that will be paid to me next month. I have decided to keep any overtime money in a separate pot for moving house as this would come in useful for fees etc.

Financial - Our mortgage statement arrived and the balance was a few hundred pounds less than we thought. Every little helps.

Mystery Situation ???? - I don't want to sound all mysterious but we have had something positive happen but I don't want to count my chickens before they have hatched. This is tricky because I haven't said anything in real life either and I have to think before I speak. More on this at a later date.

Lows ;

Work - My husband sent us overdrawn. By using his own debit card to pay for work expenses instead of using his credit card. Consequently we will be overdrawn until the expenses get paid in about a fortnight. Needless to say I was not amused.

Health - We have both had this nasty chest infection bug that is going around. I am still trying to shake it off but I am coughing and spluttering as if I am on 20 a day ( which I am not !! )

Home - Working over and decluttering has meant I have fallen behind with certain chores. I hope to catch up within the next few days.

Well I think that's it for now, has anything exciting been happening in your world ??


  1. That's awesome that you get overtime! And I'm interested in hearing about this mystery.

  2. Hi Michelle. The overtimes great , we havent had any for a year since belts have been tightened. I will spill the beans about the mystery in due course.

  3. Good to hear from you and know that there have been some positive things happening for you, especially owing less and the prospect of earning more, not to mention the mystery situation! Don't do too much trying to catch up on everything, and set your recovery back. The things to be done will still be there when you're feeling better. x

  4. Glad you are feeling positive and hope you feel better soon,

    Gill in Canada

  5. Cool getting some extra money on the overtime.

    Tease... with the Mystery Situation... :-)

  6. Sounds like you have a grip on things overall - well done. Every little helps doesn't it! x