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What happened?

October 7th, 2019 at 12:28 pm

I just noticed that my last few blog entries are missing? Darnit. I had just started getting back into blogging here! Frown

Well, I guess it is time to start again, again. Smile

What a week

October 7th, 2019 at 12:21 pm

Last week I was on Jury Duty... I got selected for a trial. It was an interesting and rewarding experience for me - I do believe in the constitution, after all.

After all the testimony we went to deliberate and 7 of the jurors voted not guilty and 1 juror voted guilty. After about 3 hours of discussion, it was evident that no one was going to change the 1 jurors mind and 7 other jurors were not going to change theirs - so we ended up as a hung jury.

Luckily, I get paid from work even if I am out on Jury duty, so it didn't affect my finances in that matter.

It did, however, reinforce the decision that no matter what amount of money is offered - I will NOT work downtown. The 1.5-2 hour commute EACH way was intolerable. Time is money, after all. thats a minimum of 3 hours a day I wouldn't get to do other things with - things that I enjoy.

I appreciate that kick in the head because I was toying with the idea of starting to look at other employers (due to some things at work - which aren't deal breakers - just not my cup of tea).

So. We might have been a hung jury, but the evidence presented in that commute proved to me that I would be a horrible commuter and that I don't care what they offer (we are keeping this within reason - no one is going to be offering me more than what I would accept to commute - its just the way it is) - I am not working down there.

Here I am!

February 9th, 2013 at 07:51 pm

New to SA; not new to the financial forum/blog world. The last couple of years I have somewhat fallen off the wagon; that is, I have lost sight of my financial goals and watching where my money is actually going.

I woke up one morning recently and said "Self, what the hell have you been doing!?!"

So here I am - blogging for mental accountability and being part of a community of people who want to better their financial situations through planning, work, and budgeting!