Sherry’s Ramblings of the Week
IT IS OFFICIAL, I HAVE JUST BOUGHT A HOME IN CASH
It closed yesterday.
I need to divest stocks to pay for it in cash.
Luckily, I have enough money to do so in cash.
After the bloodbath of selling, I will be left with:
- $93,900 = Retirement funds
- $59,790 = Cash
I’ll be knocked down to $153,690 in my net worth but a house paid for in cash.
At least it will be interesting to build it back up again to $500,000? Neh?
I just need to make $59,790 last until I get my next contract.
I have projected a maximum of $24,000 a year, so I have at least 2 more years before I throw in the towel and get a 9-5 job.
(I am actually planning on only spending $18,000 a year, but I want to give myself a little room in case of unplanned stuff happening.)
Here’s to staying free of corporate shackles! 🙂
OH YEAH, THIS THROWS A WRENCH IN MY DIVIDEND PLANS
Yeah and my dividend plan? Out the window.
I need to build up more capital, more than $60,000 anyway to cover $24,000 in living expenses a year.
I need capital of at least $480,000 to live off dividends.
I CAN DO THIS.
IN BABY BUN NEWS… POTTY TRAINING HAS BEGUN
2 hours in and I wanted to throw in the towel. I was wiping up all these splashes of pee all over the apartment. Our success rate has been 1 in every 10 pees in the toilet.
It is like he doesn’t even notice he pees, he does pee a whole bunch at once, but it’s like:
Oh.. more water spraying out from between my legs like a hose?
Hmm. That’s interesting.
Look at all of it go and come out.
He is so blasé about it and completely unaware of his bowels and bladder. He feels no interest or need to go to the potty BEFORE he pees.
He loves sitting on the potty though.
Should I give up until age 3?
HELP PARENTS WHO ARE SMARTER THAN ME, PLEASE HELP.
I have been trying to celebrate every pee IN THE POTTY, but it is getting harder and harder as my will to continue ebbs and dies.
Now he is napping and I am regaining optimism and hope.
I am going to stick it through for the next 2 days and then if it doesn’t work or show improvement by Day Two, I am shelving it until he is 3.
UNFORTUNATELY, NOT WORKING UNTIL NEXT YEAR
The stars do not point in the right direction it seems.
The companies I pitched to, ended up putting ads out to hire permanent people instead of contracting me to do the job.
No matter, I’ll just have to sit tight, squeeze pennies and sob into my oatmeal and beans while sitting in my empty, paid-for-in-cash home.