I feel so off course right now! In part because I was focused all last week on
planning Todd’s 40th birthday, and in part because our Internet connection went down over the weekend and won’t get fixed until Friday, I’ve gotten completely off track with the financial information updating. Oh, and I got a cold in the middle of it all. I thought I had posted a Friday Finance Update, but obviously I missed that somehow too. Argh!
Well, enough of the whining. Here’s the (late) update: before the Internet went down and I got side-tracked, I had worked through about a third of our accounts.
In a “Why does Comcast make such ridiculously unrealistic commercials?” moment, I learned last night, after about 40 minutes of being on hold, that the first time a Comcast rep could come fix our cable would be on Friday. So…I’m rescheduling my Quicken entries, beginning again on Saturday. Based on the new schedule, I should finish consolidating our financial information during the week of August 23rd, still before my end of August deadline. This will give me the weekend of the 27th to work through some retirement calculators based on our actual current net worth, and to more seriously consider how purchasing a vacation house would work. More on that later.
Rather than just lose the next four nights to TV and irritation at Comcast, I’ll get started on my second task for August: clearing out the Pile of Stuff. I’m afraid this may take the rest of the month even starting now, so maybe there’s a silver lining to this Comcast delay. (No, I will not be doing a commercial in which I thank them for forcing me on a week-long Internet fast.) For this week, while the kids are away, I’ll try to spend about 30 minutes a night on this. I’ll assess my progress on the weekend, and maybe spend a few focused hours digging through the pile on Sunday.