Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Stop Blogging...

I haven't been posting lately. I do not know if I want to continue blogging or stop. I follow other blogs and quiet enjoy that.

I will have to think on this...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

An account of 2014

I have exceeded my financial goal for 2014 by 3,4%. It could have been 9% but, I had to help out a family member.

This year will be a tight one I think but, I will hope for the best.

I have decided to fund my retirement account in January for the full year. There is a 25% match by the Government which will not last forever so, while it is still available I will put in 80% of the maximum to get the match. I wish I could put in the full amount. May be later on.






Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays!

May 2015 bring you health, happiness and joy!




It's been a month since I wrote last time. I have been very busy and have lost my mojo.

Financially, things look good. I think I will exceed my overall financial goal a little despite the unexpected money I had to give away.

Next year my not be so good due to reasons I do not want to disclose here. Not yet anyway...

So, I will be setting a modest goal. I hope to be able to fund my retirement account to get the maximum Government match. May be I will make a yearly lump sum payment in January. I am not too sure yet. It all depends on the cash I will have on hand in January but, I think I can make it.

Next week, I will make my yearly calculations and set my new goals for 2015.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Random Ramblings

I have decided to take the week off since I could not recover fully. I am well rested now and I can feel the difference however, I am still not at 100%. May be at 75%.

I will keep on resting until Monday and I hope to be able to shake this sickness off for good. Feeling miserable for over a month is insane.

Today, I was checking my accounts and my financial situation in general and looks like I shall be able to meet my year end financial goals or miss them by about 1% or so. That is great especially given that I did incur some unexpected expenses and had to help someone in the family. There are still a few weeks to go so, I shall be cautious though.

My sister is being transferred to another city by the bank she had been working ever since she graduated College. Her husband was transferred there last December and she had refused to go there without getting her promotion. Unfortunately, she is still not getting the promotion although she has been promised "soon" as if she hadn't been promised that many times over already.

Her husband had rented a small one bedroom apartment and they will make it do over there for a while before moving their own apartment which is a pretty big 4 bedroom. She is very hesitant whether they should move and rent the place out. They own it free and clear. To me keeping an apartment that big empty for a long time does not make financial sense but hey, it is not my finances. They do not know whether they will be able to return to their hometown before they retire which is many years away. Life just happens...


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Still Sick

My doctor had prescribed me an antibiotic couple of weeks ago. It seemed to work as I took it but I started having problems with my already problematic achilles tendon. A quick search on the Net let me to the information that, antibiotics with fluoroquinolone may cause tendinitis or even tendon rupture even after giving up the medicine. Ouch!

I found this out after I took the entire bottle for 7 days and after I finished it, I started having flu symptoms again. Yesterday it got worse and I started running a high fever with a terribly sore throat.

Now I am on a different antibiotic and hope to feel better soon. I also would like to part with this dreadful cough.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sick, busy and bored...

I have lost my motivation to post. I have been sick for a while and could not figure out whether it was a bad cold or my allergies. Went to the doctor the day before yesterday and it turned out that, I needed new allergy pills, a nasal spray, a box of antibiotics and some cough medicine. The doc told me everything got mixed up and I should have been having really bad headaches. I told him, absolutely no headaches and he was surprised!

The current job is going so so, with our contribution very minimal at this point. I will be glad if the customer keeps us until the end of the year just because of the money not because of job satisfaction.

After this project, I think, I may write a satirical novel on how not to run a project... I tend to think this actually a good idea.

The opening statement could be: "If you decide to run a project with a foreign company, make sure you appoint a Project Manager with real bad language skills and a huge ego. This should be your priority".

Sunday, October 12, 2014

64 meat patties and a broken deep freezer

My small 3-drawer upright freezer died a couple of weeks ago. Luckily the freezer section of my fridge could hold everything in it. There were stacks of frozen tomato puree only.

I looked up the freezers and the prices seemed to be a bit inflated due to a religious holiday coming up. That was a week ago and as I figured, the prices starting coming down. For the moment the freezer section of my fridge is full. I just shoved in 64 meat patties I made today. I like to buy fish in season and freeze them for summer months. This is an unexpected expense and I am still contemplating whether I should get a new freezer. What to do, what to do?