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One Job ends, another begins....

April 21st, 2010 at 04:28 am

Today was my last day at the hospital and tomorrow I start with the company my job was outsourced to. I am so happy to be working from home again.

I think resigning from CFO was one of the smartest things I could do. I got over my anger, especially since the game they went to Friday night, the Sharks won in a very exciting game in overtime...

So I think we have it worked out that DH is going to pay the bills and keep track and I will continue to do the upkeep in Quicken. Today I went on-line with him and went over bill paying and then went on AMEX and paid our American Express.

We had a moment of panic when DH thought the balance in the checkbook was really a check amount and we did not have enough in the account to cover the checks he wrote for taxes, but after getting ready to run to the banks to transfer cash he took another look and realized the $1200 was the balance left in the account after subtracting the checks he wrote.

My goal really was for us to start sitting down together and managing the money and I think in the long run that is what is going to happen. I am going to have more time to concentrate on frugal living and doing some things I enjoy more than tracking every dime.

DH drove my car down to the Bay Area for the game so in reality I don't know that he spent more than $250.00. I didn't realize we were going to get a dividend check either that arrived this week that covered our taxes and the new windows for the house.

But you know what, I would have spent the entire time he was gone managing, analyzing and juggling the money. Maybe I just need a break from it.

So it's bedtime and when I get up I don't have to go anywhere to work except the front bedroom of our house! Perfect timing too, a storm has once again hit Northern Coastal California.

2 Responses to “One Job ends, another begins....”

  1. Petunia Says:

    You know. . . it's how I got Mr H at least a little involved in our finances. I just told him I needed his help in paying the bills as I couldn't do it anymore. It's a very routine task and he excels in the routine. It's also low stress; the bills have their own checkbook and it has always had enough money. Over time he's gained a much better handle on where the money goes.

  2. Jerry Says:

    You made a brave decision, and I hope that it leads to some positive steps while he figures out what he's doing! He's fortunate to have the insurance of someone in the house who know's what is going on... good luck!
    Jerry

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