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Too cold for Mardi Gras parades!

January 30th, 2010 at 02:51 pm

I was kind of excited about my first Mardi Gras parade of the season today. I brought along my mom and younger brother, but we left pretty early. It was just so darn cold!!! My legs were numb as were my feet and I forgot my gloves which would have been very helpful. We got a few large beads and some candy but we just couldn't take it. It's been pretty warm this week but of course on my weekend off it has to turn freezing!! Stupid Louisiana weather can never make up it's mind in the winter time.

Speaking of weekend off I am actually working tomorrow morning 8-3. I hate getting up so early on a Sunday but it's in photo, which is easier than being in the pharmacy. Only thing is that I haven't worked photo in a while and I don't know if I'll remember how to do everything! The manager says I'll do fine, but I don't know. I'll make it the best way I know how I guess. I took it because there's a chance of overtime with it, and if there isn't it's about $70 extra. I will hopefully be able to apply it to my car loan debt. There's really no other way to make any extra money right now so I figured it would help.

The car loan debt is at 2,667! It feels so close. I'm paying minimum on my student loans right now so it's a little over $13k. On the new job front it's still not looking very good. A couple of the places I've applied have sent me emails that I need to reapply because they have a new human resources website or something. It is so hard to write a resume for each job, not to mention cover letters!

I hope everyone out there is making their savings and getting out of debt goals!

Car Problems everywhere!!

January 8th, 2010 at 04:51 pm

Not mine really but everyone in my family is having huge care issues.

Well actually I did have a small problem yesterday. I have a Honda Civic that I've lost the remote keys to a few days ago. So I've been using the valet key. Well I was trying to help my dad jump his car off the other day. Afterwards, I purposefully left the key on the front seat, I guess because it was cold and I didn't feel like getting it or whatever. I normally wouldn't do that. Well, I never locked either door that night since it's impossible to lock the door without a key or when the door is open. I've considered it foolproof ever since I've had the car.

Well, when me and mom went out to run errands yesterday, both doors were LOCKED! With the key inside! So therefore there is no explanation except that the car simply locked itself. I know it does this while using the remote but I didn't know it did that using just the key. Crazy, huh?? I've never known it to do that! Anyway, Pop a Lock had to come which cost $55. I was soooo pissed at myself and my car.

Like I mentioned my dad's car will not start even after replacing the starter. A guy that came out to install the starter basically told him that he probably needs a new car anyway. It has a ton of stuff wrong with it (it's 19 years old.)He definitely does not have the money for one.

On top of that my younger sister's car is completely broke down. No clue what's wrong with that one either. She wants to sell it off for a few hundred if possible. BTW her car is 19 years old too! Anyone noticing a pattern? I've never been more happy about owning a 7 year old car!

On the job front no one's called, no interviews (though I did find out that I would never want to work for Metlife!)

My car loan is down to 3,033. I'm hoping to pay it off in 6 to 8 months. I'm also starting payments on student loans this month! Oh boy!

Hope everyone on here is keeping warm and not regretting holidays too much!