Today they had an announcement for us at work. Last year's profits were a little better than expected. Still lower than previous years, but not as bad as they thought. Since we all got a 10% pay cut for 5 months last year, the company decided to give us a bonus of a week's pay or a week's paid vacation, which ever we want. I'll take the money.
So, what shall I do with it? Nothing right away. I'm going to keep it until I find out if my renter is actually going to pay me when she gets her tax refund this weekend. If she does then I will be back on track. If she doesn't then I will need this money to help keep my on track.
But let's assume my renter pays me. Then I could buy a laptop, or more fencing, or put it towards the mortgage. All of those would be fun to me.
So far this year is going much better than last year. Last year I had a trashed rental, lots of bills to get the house in shape again, and a pay cut. I hope the rest of the year continues this good news track.