My Life v4.0

Today begins the first day of the rest of my life, as it is said. My final day of contracting with my previous company was last Friday, and I'm now officially unemployed. Not being at work during the week always feels a bit like playing hooky to me. There's plenty to do, so it isn't like I'm slacking off, but I can't help feeling like I'm doing something wrong by not being at "work".

I finished up my taxes last week using a popular tax tool. Should be getting a nice refund which is partially going to be spent on a new washer and dryer. Therese is really going to enjoy having a front loading washing machine with a larger capacity than my old set from my previous existence as a bachelor, and I'll enjoy not having wet blue jeans from a dryer which seems to be taking a bit of a vacation lately.

I took a look at trying to get a cell phone this weekend, but too many issues kept me from doing it. First, the local T-Mobile store didn't have the Motorola V600 in stock that I was looking to purchase. Second, I had wanted to go pre-paid during my transition period to my new employer, but the $50 activation fee plus cost of minutes was a bit steep for me to shell out just for two weeks. I guess I'll just tough it out for a bit until I start up with the new company.

Therese and I are looking to get into a nicer home now that I'll be making a bit more, but we don't want to get into more house than we can afford. There is a particular plan that we both love, but it is a bit pricey. We don't want to have to sacrifice everything just to get in to this house, but it would be perfect for us. We just need to sit down and run the numbers to see what our budget will look like if we decide to move into that particular neighborhood.


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