Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First Annuity Paycheck tomorrow. Woot!

I won't know how much it is till I check the Credit Union online and see what was deposited.  Then I have to go right into my Budget program and parse it all out.  It is going to be an interesting month.  I have a Chiropractic appointment tomorrow morning and then in the afternoon I am going to meet Greta.  She is a great dane that I am going to be babysitting Thursday-Sunday.  I will get some pictures.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Budgeting and retirement

I am using a program called YNAB (You Need a Budget) because I have never been much of a budgeter and living off one paycheck a month may take a little getting used to.  The first few months I am going to get an estimated payment while they complete all the paperwork, then a correction followed by my actual retirement pay.  I will get a State University Retirement Check on September 1st, and I have one last paycheck from SIU coming in on the 10th, but then things will settle down.  It was a little complicated setting up my accounts, because I have Paypal, Siu Credit union, ING and BOA checking accounts and savings at ING and SIUCredit Union.  May need to do some consolidation. 

I am also stuck at home till the 1st, because my health Insurance as an employee ended on the 27th and my retiree insurance doesn't kick in until Wednesday.  I didn't plan that too well, but I didn't want to have to work these last two days!

Jean-Claude and Garnier Fructis

I finished a bottle of shampoo this week-end, and went to my stash for a new one.  I pulled out a shampoo/conditioner from Garnier Fructis and had at it.  I am now being groomed by my tuxedo boy, and realized it has been awhile since he did this.  Actually, since I used Garnier last.  There must be a strong enough aroma that he can smell it, but light enough so that I don't. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Today was my last day at work!  I will go in Friday to fill out some paperwork, but this was it.  Felt pretty good. to walk out that last time!