Sunday, June 24, 2012

The diamond ring I bought for my 30th birthday is no longer my most expensive purchase this year

How can that possibly be, you ask? How is it humanly possible that I've made another massive purchase that cost more than the diamond ring I now purposely fiddle with to blind people?

Well, EDP & I bought a house.

I did say that this thing would be done when my name was on title for a house somewhere.  But, our offer is firm, our mortgage has been approved, and our lawyer is moving ahead with whatever lawyerly tasks he needs to do. And since I'm going to be broke-ass-broke on August 17th when we close, I'm marking this as done NOW so that I can afford to move $25 into my TFSA.

For those that are interested, our house is friggin' awesome. There's a window seat in the master bedroom, under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen, a built-in gas fire pit in the backyard, and a balcony off the super awesome finished attic.  And, despite the fact that it is, indeed, move-in ready, I've started a blog to document all of the adventures EDP and I have as first-time home owners. We did a walkthrough today and EDP took lots of photos so I'll be posting some of them over there sometime this week, if you want to see pics.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

May 2012 Recap

Another month come and gone...  I got 2 1/2 Things done this month but not much progress on my Things-in-progress.  I fully crossed off buying a diamond ring from Tiffany's for my 30th birthday and went to a drive in.  The half Thing I finished was graduating.  I handed in my intention to graduate form so my part in graduating is completely done, I just have to wait for everything to be processed.

As far as what's in progress, I didn't do a lot this month so I'm going to skip my regular bullet list of progress this time around.

I did spend a bit of time thinking about some of the things on my list and I think I'll be making some revisions soon.  I originally gave myself  5 "outs" to sub out a Thing at any time for something new but with more than a year behind me, I'm realizing that some of my Things are really in competition with each other - mostly cost-wise.  I have a couple of really expensive items on my list (getting out of debt, buying a house, $10,000 in a TFSA, and seeing all the provinces all pop into my mind.). I've already taken one Thing off my list, leaving me with only 4 more sub outs but I'm also going to give myself this one-time opportunity to overhaul my list. I know a lot of people don't finish their 101 Things but if I don't finish, I don't want it to be because I made my Things too hard to achieve. And when I made my list, I did try to make it completely achievable, which I thought I had done but with 575 days left, I think it's time to realize that putting a deadline on some of my Things wasn't the best idea.  So yeah, giving myself a one-time shot to revamp things a bit.