I got rent money today and it was a whole month's rent not a partial payment! She still owes me some back rent but I think she is getting back on her feet. She promised more money to come at the next paycheck.
As I drove home I thought about when I would make my next extra mortgage payment. Tomorrow is my payday but my bank account is kind of low so I thought I should wait a little longer. Then I picked up my mail and guess what? My first medical bill. $450. Bummer. I wasn't expecting that one. I am going to call the insurance company tomorrow to find out what wasn't covered. But if that bill is correct then I won't be able to make my normal extra payment this time. I really thought I was going to get back on schedule. But, if my renter really does give me more money in two weeks then I won't be too far off. When I added three more months on to my mortgage repayment plan I didn't include the back rent that she owed me just to be on the pessimistic side. This is good because when she pays me it will cancel out my medical bill.
Oh, and I got my estimate for my skin cancer surgery next week... $2,400 ...choke ...cough sputter. That's a worst case estimate. Hopefully it will be half of that which is what I budgeted.