In my haste, I completely forgot about a three week pay period in my semi-monthly pay. My paycheck was much larger than it normally is, 120 hours of work, 9.5hrs of overtime and 8 hours of holiday pay. It would be great if I got that amount of money every two weeks. Thinking big picture, people take home more than that all over. I want to figure out how to make that a reality for myself.
Moving is ongoing, a major pain in the ass still carrying tubs of clothes, shoes and miscellaneous belongings down 3 flights of stairs. We have made significant progress, with over 50% of the non-furniture items moved already. Found some movers online and the rest of our stuff is being shipped out Monday for about $77/hour.
My car needs new tires. Hankook Ventus V4s have a 40k warranty from PepBoys, and I have 31k on mine. Only thing is if I get a pro-rated replacement, I can’t use their Buy 3 get 1 free offer. I also never take my car to PepBoys… Visited Discount Tire and the guy said it would just barely pass inspection. Did some comparison shopping and decided to take advantage of my regular dealer’s buy 3 get 1 free coupon. I get Road Hazard coverage and Free Lifetime rotations. Might as well do it since the car is under warranty for another 2 1/2 years / 60k and the tire warranty is for 50k. It’ll set me back 4 and change once it’s all done, but safety is important… Also need an inspection, new in-cabin micro filter.
Decided that I’m over my Mac laptop. 3 years old, 17″, 6.6 pounds and gets crazy warm in my lap. It’s annoyingly heavy to carry around. It was great when I watched movies on my system and didn’t have a TV in my room. The 15″ Retina display model is 4.46 pounds for 2199 (a bit outside my budget, but then again I have held onto this one for so long) and the Air is 2.96lb. I’m confident I can get a good $1100 for this model after the upgrades to it between 8 GB RAM and a 128 GB SSD. so my upgrade would be 4-500 for a system that is fast, light and actually comfortable to use. I use my computer everyday so while it seems like a lot of money on the surface I’d gain a lot from it.
My bf and I got a $140 skillet for 49.99. Had to drive 20 min out of the way to get it, but totally worth it once you look at the long-term value of a purchase.