Well, it's Labor Day and I'm counting down to my friend's visit from the UK.
I went to Ikea and revamped my guest room for a very reasonable amount of money. New furniture and bedding and voila...... I want to move in to the guest room myself LOL
I am happy to be hosting a guest for a few weeks ..... it has given me a much needed push to finish some painting and cleaning and decluttering. Some old furniture got sold on Craigslist this week and I have become a fixture at the local thrift shop, taking over donations.
The flies in the ointment are the indoor animals ..... they will all have to go to a kennel during my friend's visit because I won't leave them in the house alone and we will be gone for days at a time. I do have friends and/or family members who would come in and take care of the situation but ..... the animals start going into puking/crapping/furniture clawing mode when I am not here and I don't want this situation to ruin the visit. So, next week it's off to the vet for vaccinations. I hope the animals all survive the kennel experience but there's an outside chance that one of the cats may not.
Our net worth is going up, thanks to the untrustworthy real estate and stock markets. We saw a big gain this month again. We have gone from being bankrupt and flat ass broke less than 6 years ago to now having a net worth in the 6 figures. Feels good. Wish, wish, WISH we had started much sooner .... we would be looking at a truly golden retirement had we done so. Well, I am with the spouse on this one: he deserves to retire youngish and we WILL make it work. There is no other alternative. Take a look at the Retirement Calculator on the right ..... when I started with it, we had over 900 days to retirement. Now look at it!
Happy Labor Day all. We are moving towards my favorite month of the year: October. Love it.
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