The boss leaves town again tomorrow which means free dress code for the next 3 weeks. Yea! It was pouring down rain when I left work today. No rain at home though. That's ok for now. At least the temperature is cooler. Feels like 90 outside. I have the air conditioner on fan.
Last week I went to the doctor and she said I needed another test and that spawned another appointment and so on and so forth. All very routine but each visit and test adds up. I was hoping to get my mortgage paid off before I addressed my health issues but no, with my mortgage dragging on, it didn't make sense to put it off. This is going to add time to my mortgage plan. I don't know how much time yet since the bills haven't arrived but I imagine a month or two will have to be added.
It is discouraging but not too bad in the overall scheme of things. The optimistic plan was to use all available funds and get the mortgage out of the way in October, then pay myself back and get caught up on anything I neglected. I'm still hoping to avoid some costly dental work until post mortgage. I hope that works out but the longer it takes to pay off the mortgage, the more bills can creep in. I don't even want to think about the expensive things that could happen. The realistic plan now drags in to February. The new plan gives me more breathing room every month and allocates funds for such things as medical bills and extra gas now that I am not carpooling.
There is still a little hope that some of the things I was counting on will come through, like my stock becomes worth more than $3k (I know, it could also go down). And then there is a slim chance of a raise although no one has said anything about it. If those things happen then I will gladly subtract months off of my plan. February would be ok but I would rather pay off the mortgage by December if I can.