Monday, May 26, 2014

Our House....In The Middle of Our Street

It's been a while since my last post but things are going very well!  I recently completed six months at my "new" job and I am flourishing there.  There are challenges, of course, mostly in learning to manage a whole new body of work, but at least I'm not bored!  My boss is great and I have my own office once again.

We bought a house in December and moved the week after Christmas.

My son turns A YEAR OLD this week!

Financially, we are doing okay.  Sometimes I think about our much higher salary (I think our gross is about $220k currently, up from $120 just a few years ago) and think we have ALL THE MONEY, but, in reality, a high income doesn't mean you don't have to budget.  Moving into a new house was expensive.  We have done very minimal decorating or furniture buying but little stuff adds up.  Plus an enormous heating bill in the cold winter.  Plus property taxes!  Plus we had to pay to get our condo painted so we could rent it out.  Then we went on vacation!

We are trying to reign things in.  I hope I can post a bit more about the process to keep myself accountable.