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April 9th, 2018 at 10:20 pm

On Sunday I had a lady come to my house and spend about 4 hours cleaning. She mostly was in the kitchen and the bathroom.

While she was working I got the office picked up /shredding done, decluttered my nightstands, emptied the last of my moving boxes, cleaned out 5 litter boxes, swept upstairs and down and vacuumed. Oh, also did towels/bedding.

So by the time she left, the upstairs at least was looking pretty good. Smile

I had my first physical therapy appointment today. The PT thinks I strained my rotator cuff. I'll be going 3x a week for the next month, plus two exercises he gave me for at home.

DH and I had a rough time of it last week. The closest we've ever gotten to shouting at each other. We agreed to disagree on the issue, but also agreed that we need to take some steps to do better.

One thing we're trying is this online program called Our Relationship.

I've also made an appointment with the EAP for just me to start with, but DH will go too at some point.

We're nearly at 2 years, but if we keep having weeks like last week, we won't make 3. Something has to change because neither of us want that.

In consequence of having so many accounts in the attempt to generate spending money ... I made a goof.

I saw my 3rd paycheck go into account A. I went into main account and said to transfer paycheck money from (what I thought) was account A to main account.

It wasn't account A. It was the now defunct not paying 5% anymore account with a balance of $.80.

Cue $30 NSF fee. Cue $15 returned item fee. ARGHH!!
Stupid tax.

I wrote main accounts customer service to suggest having nicknames for accounts instead of just account numbers.

I finished my Stepbet on Sunday. I should know by tomorrow how much I won.

I also joined another similar walking bet - 8500steps per day challenge for 2 weeks.

I also joined a Runbet - 18min/mile min which I can totally manage. (Not today with a horrible sinus headache, but by tomorrow I should be able to do it I hope.)

7 Responses to “Updates”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Do you feel the money for the housecleaner was money well spent? Do you have plans to make it a regular thing?

    Sorry for the relationship issues, but you are doing the right thing to get help!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    CCF - Yes, definitely. She wasn't a pro (hence taking so long with just two rooms) but I also wasn't paying pro prices (pd $15/hr). Having here here got way more done than would've w/o her here - probably x 3 at least. I did schedule her to come back the first weekend of May for two hours.

    Thanks, I'm hoping it helps.

  3. Joanne Says:

    LR, You got alot of cleaning done
    Just cleaning 5 cat litter boxex is a big job. I'm glad that having the cleaner was helpful. Hope that your arm,rotator cuff continues to get better. Also,that's good that you are going to be able to talk to someone,and hopefully your husband will too. I think you mentioned that he has trouble witj change? So at first this might bother him, the cleaning etc. But in the long run it"s going to help you Ithink. It doundd like you have alot thst you have been doing. No one person can do everything. M a ybe he's worried that the badement area will be cleaned next,and he will have to move some of his things? Wishing you all the best,and keep the cleaner person of I can put in my two cents.

  4. Joanne Says:

    Please exscuse the typos in above comment. I was using my phone keyboard and should have been more careful.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks Joanne. No worries about typos- I have my share of them too. Smile I don’t think DH minds the cleaner, but she won’t be going in to his areas. It would be pointless. DH doesn’t like it when people have a different opinion on certain topics. He’s finding out I don’t share his viewpoint in everything.

  6. Carol Says:

    I think the cleaner was well worth it. Look at how much you were motivated to do by working along. I think there's something psychologically inspiring to working as part of a team.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I agree Carol. It just feels better when you know someone is working towards a similar goal at the same time as you.

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