Today really felt like Friday. I don't know what tomorrow will feel like. Maybe a Friday re-play. It seemed like every time I sent out an email I got a return notification that another person was on vacation. Next year that will be me too! I can hardly wait for 3 weeks vacation to make my holiday weekends even longer. Now there's something to look forward to.
I checked on my bank account and made sure that my checks had cleared and my credit card statement had gone through. It looks like I will be able to safely put $2,000 towards the mortgage this month. I have enough plus extra to cover the $800 automatic mortgage payment on the first of the month. That payment is going to suck out extra money for my escrow fund again but I will get it refunded 30 days after the loan closes so I am not too worried about that. Besides, keeping that money out of my account and out of my hands is a good thing. When I do get that escrow refund I need to put it in a separate account right away so I am not tempted to use it on anything other than property taxes and insurance.
I took all the videos and pictures off of my little netbook and put them on a memory stick. It seems to have helped. The netbook isn't running as good as it did before but it is much better than the snail pace it was struggling to keep up. I priced out some laptops and netbooks today. Looks like I can get one with 4 GB of memory for $370. And then a printer with scanner only costs $40. My netbook only has 1GB. I didn't think I would need much but with all the pictures and videos I take, I definitely need more. For now the memory stick is helping a lot. It is an 8GB stick. I also miss having a DVD player. I keep getting free Redbox rental coupons but my DVD player is in the RV and I don't spend that much time in there to watch a whole movie.
Live and learn. I don't want to be buying a new computer every year. This one still works and the next one will be even better.