Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Checking Back In

 It has been MONTHS since I last posted.  

I have been checking in now and again to read my favorite
bloggers and have kept up for the most part.  I have just been busy with thrifting and reselling and YouTube.  I have a thrifting YouTube channel and now a cash stuffing/budgeting YouTube channel.  Strange, right?  

The budgeting channel evolved from researching budgeting for retirement, then I got sucked in to the YouTube rabbit hole of cash stuffing and budgeting.  I am happy to report that using cash for many of our transactions has been helpful in tracking the money. I feel confident that we will be okay financially when the hubs steps down to part time with benefits and then eventually retires. 

Other than that, I have been just keeping up with the regular stuff.  I was given a 6 month supply of Qzempic for weight loss and it was successful.  Then insurance denied the refills. And the weight loss has stalled and now I have gained a few pounds back. 

We are currently in the middle of a bathroom renovation, we are doing the tear out and hubs is rebuilding a couple of walls and will be doing the drywall as well.  We contracted out for the tile work. It is still not cheap, but considerably better than the first quote we got at $20,000.  Good grief. 

I think that is it in a nutshell for now.  I will leave the link for the thrifting channel: HappyGirlThrift

and the cash stuffing channel: Figuring Out Retirement

I am still busy with the grandkids, but they are getting older and are starting to do their own thing.  They are just super busy.  I do get to  pick them up from the bus one a week and we will go out to grab a bite and or shop for a few things. 

We have not been to Disney, passes expired probably 2-3 years ago.  Going there with the kiddos was the most fun, for sure. 

My grown kids are all well, everyone is working and have the lives that they want for the most part.  Which is a blessing.   

Thanks for reading this long overdue post, and I will check in more often.