Hummingbird Medicine is doing 43 things including…

make money hand over fist, doing work I enjoy, contributing to others' lives, providing beautifully for myself, all the animals I want, and all the houseguests I can enjoy, until I wake up totally debt-free

21 cheers

 

Hummingbird Medicine has written 80 entries about this goal

Paid sponsor some more

His eyes bugged out of his head when I handed him that $100 bill. :)

pay M 10

pay back the loan from my sponsor 140

pay SH 200

take my cat to the dentist

replace the stereo that I’m now only keeping for the turntable with a compact USB turntable

replace the DVD and VHS players with a compact DVDr/VHS



Have M almost paid off

pay M 10

pay back the loan from my sponsor 240

pay SH 200

take my cat to the dentist

replace the stereo that I’m now only keeping for the turntable with a compact USB turntable

replace the DVD and VHS players with a compact DVDr/VHS



I don't need a tablet.

So, for a long time I was thinking in terms of replacing my tablet that was stolen a year and a half ago…it occurs to me, though, that I don’t need a tablet anymore. I live way out in the mountains now, and I only leave the house when I either have to or really want to for some particularly compelling reason. There is nothing I need to do with an internet connection that cannot wait until I get home, except maybe getting directions. Actually GPS is really the only thing about having a tablet that is even tempting to me anymore…and again, I don’t leave the house much anymore, much less go anywhere new. I think I can afford to get lost a couple of times a year if it means saving $280 plus activation fees up front, plus $20 a month (plus taxes and fees and whatever) for as long as I would’ve had the tablet. I think I’m just going to make do with the navigation on my phone, cr*ppy though it is. It’s enough to confirm which direction I’m going and approximately where I am, which in combination with printed directions (and maybe befuddled stops at a few gas stations and Quick Marts) eventually gets me there. So that leaves me with six remaining nearer-term financial objectives:

pay M 130

pay back the loan from my sponsor 240

pay SH 200

take my cat to the dentist

replace the stereo that I’m now only keeping for the turntable with a compact USB turntable

replace the DVD and VHS players with a compact DVDr/VHS



Worked off some of the debt to my sponsor today.

pay M 130

pay back the loan from my sponsor 240

pay SH 200

get a refurbished tablet to replace the one that got stolen 280

take my cat to the dentist

replace the stereo that I’m now only keeping for the turntable with a compact USB turntable

replace the DVD and VHS players with a compact DVDr/VHS



Paid back M another $30

pay M 130

pay back the loan from my sponsor 300

pay SH 200

get a refurbished tablet to replace the one that got stolen 280

take my cat to the dentist

replace the stereo that I’m now only keeping for the turntable with a compact USB turntable

replace the DVD and VHS players with a compact DVDr/VHS



I'd like to think about something other than money for a change.

finally made the last payment on the 2012 taxes. I wish I were relieved but in a few weeks the IRS will have its hand out demanding that I cough up a bunch more money I don’t have, so I remain less than thrilled.

I’m debating what to do next since I have a few needs I could take care of right now. I have some time before I have to pay for my car registration renewal but it’d be good to get that done. It’d also be really nice to pay M the rest of what I owe her back. I might be able to do both but I have to see how the month works.

pay M 160

pay back the loan from my sponsor 300

pay SH 200

get a refurbished tablet to replace the one that got stolen 280

take my cat to the dentist

replace the stereo that I’m now only keeping for the turntable with a compact USB turntable

replace the DVD and VHS players with a compact DVDr/VHS



Made some progress on replacing the stereo

Doing it bit by bit – realized when I was doing something completely unrelated that I could probably listen to cassettes for the first time in about 2 years if I just got an old walkman…turns out you can get a walkman with a USB adapter to convert your tapes to digital files for a little over $20. I can already play CDs on a computer so all I have to do now is replace the turntable eventually.

pay M 160

pay back the loan from my sponsor 300

pay SH 200

get a refurbished tablet to replace the one that got stolen 280

take my cat to the dentist

replace the stereo that I’m now only keeping for the turntable with a compact USB turntable

replace the DVD and VHS players with a compact DVDr/VHS



Paid back M a tiny bit more

pay M 160

pay back the loan from my sponsor 300

pay SH 200

get a refurbished tablet to replace the one that got stolen 280

take my cat to the dentist

replace the stereo, which has been wonky since I got it and is now almost totally useless

replace the DVD and VHS players with a compact DVDr/VHS



Paid M back a little more

pay M 170

pay back the loan from my sponsor 300

pay SH 200

get a refurbished tablet to replace the one that got stolen 280

take my cat to the dentist

replace the stereo, which has been wonky since I got it and is now almost totally useless

replace the DVD and VHS players with a compact DVDr/VHS



Gave sponsor $30 back

pay M 180

pay back the loan from my sponsor 300

pay SH 200

get a refurbished tablet to replace the one that got stolen 280

take my cat to the dentist

replace the stereo, which has been wonky since I got it and is now almost totally useless

replace the DVD and VHS players with a compact DVDr/VHS



Hummingbird Medicine has gotten 21 cheers on this goal.

 

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