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March 20th, 2014 at 07:27 pm

Received 2 cheques yesterday in the mail, one for DH and one for me, it's from our accountant. It was for last financial year tax refund (it always takes months, in the past is used to take us years to get it together). All up it add up to just over $2,500,they deducted the accountant fee of $440. Most of it will go towards the mortgage. DH will hopefully get some time today to deposit his I will have to wait until some time next week to go to the bank.

On another news my brother (much younger and only sibling) will be moving with us this weekend, he has already move in some boxes and will be coming today to drop off more stuff. He asked if he could stay with us for about 6 months. He is in the process of buying a house. He has been living with 2 other friends for years now and I guess they are now at that stage were they are looking for their own house. One is also going to buy a house and the other is moving back to his parents house to try to save money to also someday buy a house. Their lease was finishing so they didn't want to sign another year long lease. My brother already got enough for a deposit but his problem is he just started a new job at the start of the year (he got headhunted, better job than the other so he couldn't refuse) so he will have to wait 6 months to be illegible to get a loan. Financially he is pretty good, he doesn't have any debt, just like me he doesn't own a CC. He can probably work more on his savings which he is working hard on. He is now actually been living as if he has a mortgage. I've told him that he can pay us $200 a month, that should be enough to cover utilities and food.

Last week we got our garage roof fix, it cost us $1,100. I've been hoping to get this done for years now. I'm glad that is off the list Smile

On the weekend we went away to an island (called Philip Island), only about 2 hrs from our house. We stayed there for 3 days/2 nights. All up we spend just around $350, I still have to get DH to check how much exactly we spend on tolls. We were good with food expenses because we cooked most of our meals and we got free buffet breakfast. The accommodation was only $239 using groupon. We did a lot of hiking and saw a lot of wild animals along the way. This Island is known for little penguins and seals. It also had a lake called "Swan lake" full of swans. lol Normally DH wouldn't get paid for days he takes off because he is a contact worker but this time he was owed a day so he was able to take the Monday off in lieu because he did few hours work at home on New Years day.

3 Responses to “Some Update”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    The island sounds lovely!

  2. snafu Says:

    Sounds like you had an enjoyable holiday. I hope the weather was lovely. What did you cook or heat and eat pre made meals at the accommodation? Did you bring food from home using a cooler or one of those insulated bags?

  3. Shiela Says:

    The weather was not as good as it could have been but there were patches of the sun shining. We brought snacks and drinks from home but for the main meals we went to the supermarket. Unfortunately I didn't really think of bring stuff from home, I wasn't really sure if I wanted to cook. We got chicken skewers on sales of $1 a skewer we got 4 of those and couple of chicken schnitzel for $2.50ea and big T-bone steak. We also got some vegetables; potato, sweet potato, carrots, asparagus, onion and garlic. Had to get a small bottle of oil and a litre of milk for coffee and tea. Any leftover mainly the oil we took home, the milk DH drunk all of it. Spent just under $40 at the supermarket, not too bad for 2 dinners and lunch and it also included some meds that DH needed.

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