2019 Goals

comicguy

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 27, 2006
Week 20 update

2019 Goals

Financial
*Vacation fund 50/week
1000 / 2600

Corvette fund goal 5000
1197 / 5000

Roth goal 5,000
975 / 5000

Eat out once per week or less
24/ 52

Throw away less food
28 / 104

*Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
  • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
  • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
  • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
Run annual credit reports

*Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
81 / 180

Life
*Read 25 Books
28 / 25

Start learning a foreign language
0 / 100 days

Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
5 / 24

Take 2 free MOC’s
0 / 2

Decrease levels of stress

Hand control of a community program to someone new

Adventure

Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

Attend a large regional comic-con
3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

Spend more meaningful time outdoors
2 / 24

Health
*Weight loss (30 lbs)
5 / 30

Gain some muscle mass

Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
22 / 52

House
Declutter 500 items
288 / 500

*Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
--1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
--4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
*Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
--4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
--4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
Remodel master bedroom
Remodel upstairs hallway
*Fix Leaking Gutter
*Add Leaf catchers to gutters
*Insulate cellar staircase
*Re-insulate cellar
*Fill curbing cracks
Remove railing from “balcony”
Reseal upstairs window
Reseal roof above den
Replace cellar stairs
Landscape corner of house
Landscape street side of house
Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

* Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
 

becalubob

DIS Veteran
Joined
Oct 31, 2006
March and April Recap:
Busy last couple of months, but I think most of the crazy is now subsiding!!

Financial - able to save a little bit on our mortgage payment; since we've paid off a certain percentage, we no longer needed a certain type of insurance, which saves about $80 a month.
Have June Florida trip paid off by May. (Will probably be using tax refund for a big chunk of this.) Paid off.
Start saving for cruise planned for 2020. Nothing yet; won't really start thinking about it until I'm back from my June trip.
Set money aside for daughter’s college expenses. This has changed a lot!! Daughter received a scholarship for the university in our town, so she has decided to switch schools and live at home next year! We shouldn't have to pay much, if anything, out of pocket. :)
Save money for Christmas. (I have seven kids, so I try to shop all year round.) I'll start doing this when I get back from FL, and may bring home a few gifts.
Set aside money for the roof. I think we’ll need to re-shingle soon. This hasn't happened yet.

House
Continue decluttering. Aiming for 1000 items, hopefully more. Oldest son moved out and took his stuff with - that counts, right? Stepson decided he has outgrown a lot of things he had in his room (clothes, Lego Table, legos, some old toys and knick-knacks, etc) and got rid of a lot this past weekend.
Get new couch for upstairs living room. (This one is a must; currently have two recliners that have seen better days. I’ll be hosting Christmas Eve in 2019 and I’ll need the extra seating.) My brother is redoing his living room and I scored his old furniture which is in great condition! Got TWO couches and a loveseat!!
Once I get the couch, I’d like to get new dining room chairs, if I can swing that, then I’d like a new dining room table next. I’ll see how that goes. The dining set isn’t absolutely essential, but would be nice to have. DH is in his last year of school, so these aren’t very high priorities right now. Haven't looked into this yet.

Kids
Really push the extra reading and math practice with my 1st grader. Faithfully practiced spelling words; this is the last week of school, so I'll need to set up a summer schedule.
Encourage healthy eating choices and trying new foods for my two picky eaters. Found a couple Pinterest recipes to try. - Youngest has branched out more with a willingness to try foods he didn't want to try before; I consider that a win!!
Throw a nice graduation reception for my senior. Just did this last weekend! I think we pulled off a nice reception. We had it the day before the graduation ceremony and did a brunch. I made a big picture collage, my mom assisted with the decorations, everyone seemed to have a good time. This left me time to decompress after it was done, and daughter was able to go to other receptions for her friends.

Personal
Continue to embrace the power of “no”. (I no longer feel bad about declining things I don’t want to do/have no interest in, like Tupperware parties, etc.) I feel I've been doing this.
Continue to keep the joy-suckers out of my life. (Life is too short to associate with folks that are negative all the time and leave me feeling drained.) Yep, I've been doing this as well.
Read one book each month. (Taking Comicguy’s lead here, but starting on a smaller scale. I use to love to read, then I remarried, doubled my family size, and reading for pleasure got put on the back burner!) Ha, yeah, I'm waaaay behind in this area, but I have the best intentions of getting caught up this summer!
Do/get one thing for myself each month. (I turned 40 in October, and it really hit me that it’s time to treat myself more.) I've been getting some new outfits for my FL trip the last couple months.
Loose next 20 pounds. (I’ve lost 20 since October, but I’m pretty sure I gained back at least five from Christmas Break.) Still doing well with eliminating soda and making slight changes.
Start walking more. (I can do this in the winter at either the old mall by my work, or the enclosed college football dome close to my house. I really have no excuses here given the close proximity.) Yep.

Work
Continue keeping my inbox tidy. It's been worse.
Delete old files I no longer need or have saved somewhere else. Hubby helped me create a new way of organizing my files; so far, so good.
 

comicguy

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 27, 2006
Week 21 update

2019 Goals

Financial

*Vacation fund 50/week
1050 / 2600

Corvette fund goal 5000
1275 / 5000

Roth goal 5,000
1050 / 5000

Eat out once per week or less
24/ 52

Throw away less food
32 / 104

*Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
  • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
  • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
  • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
  • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
Run annual credit reports

*Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
84 / 180

Life
*Read 25 Books
38 / 25

Start learning a foreign language
0 / 100 days

Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
7 / 24

Take 2 free MOC’s
0 / 2

Decrease levels of stress

Hand control of a community program to someone new

Adventure

Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

Attend a large regional comic-con
3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

Spend more meaningful time outdoors
2 / 24

Health
*Weight loss (30 lbs)
5 / 30

Gain some muscle mass

Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
22 / 52

House
Declutter 500 items
288 / 500

*Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
--1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
--4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
*Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
--4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
--4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
Remodel master bedroom
Remodel upstairs hallway
--5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and but into new home
*Fix Leaking Gutter
--5/23 Cleaned gutter
*Add Leaf catchers to gutters
--5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
*Insulate cellar staircase
*Re-insulate cellar
*Fill curbing cracks
Remove railing from “balcony”
Reseal upstairs window
Reseal roof above den
Replace cellar stairs
Landscape corner of house
Landscape street side of house
Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

* Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
 
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  • comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 22 update

    2019 Goals

    Financial

    *Vacation fund 50/week
    1100 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1275 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    1050 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    25/ 52

    Throw away less food
    34 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    87/ 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    45 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    7 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    4/ 24

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    5 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    22 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    319 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    --1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    --4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    Remodel master bedroom
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    --5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and put into new home
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    --5/23 Cleaned gutter
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    --5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 23 update

    2019 Goals

    Financial

    *Vacation fund 50/week
    1150 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1350 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    1125 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    28/ 52

    Throw away less food
    37 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    92/ 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    49 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    7 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    4/ 24

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    5 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    22 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    338 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    --1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    --4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/4 Used up 1 partial notepad
    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    Remodel master bedroom
    --6/7 ordered all of the Kerdi shower materials
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    --5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and put into new home
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    --5/23 Cleaned gutter
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    --5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
    -- 6/5 Picked up gutter inserts
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 24 update

    2019 Goals

    Financial

    *Vacation fund 50/week
    1200 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1350 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    1125 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    29 / 52

    Throw away less food
    37 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    97/ 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    50 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    8 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    4/ 24

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    5 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    24 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    448 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    -- 1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    -- 4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/4 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/10 1 can of Dust Remover
    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    Remodel master bedroom
    --6/7 ordered all of the Kerdi shower materials
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    --5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and put into new home
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    --5/23 Cleaned gutter
    -- 6/11 Gutter leak fixed
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    --5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
    -- 6/5 Picked up gutter inserts
    -- 6/11 Gutter inserts installed
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 25 update

    2019 Goals

    Financial

    *Vacation fund 50/week
    1250 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1425 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    1200 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    29 / 52

    Throw away less food
    41 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    102/ 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    51 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    8 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    4/ 24

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    5 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    24 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    542 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    -- 1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    -- 4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/4 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/10 1 can of Dust Remover
    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    --6/7 ordered all of the Kerdi shower materials
    Remodel master bedroom
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    --5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and put into new home
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    --5/23 Cleaned gutter
    -- 6/11 Gutter leak fixed
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    --5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
    -- 6/5 Picked up gutter inserts
    -- 6/11 Gutter inserts installed
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch
    --6/19 Brought screens store in to be replaced

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     
  • comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 26 update:

    2019 Goals

    Financial

    *Vacation fund 50/week
    1300 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1425 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    1200 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    31 / 52

    Throw away less food
    49 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    105 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    52 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    8 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    5/ 24
    Walked a minimum of 1 mile per day for 28 days in June


    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    6 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    24 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    580 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    -- 1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    -- 4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/4 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/10 1 can of Dust Remover
    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    --6/7 ordered all of the Kerdi shower materials
    Remodel master bedroom
    -- 6/23 Emptied out 1 closet
    -- 6/23 Emptied off the bookcase and moved bookcase out of room

    Remodel upstairs hallway
    --5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and put into new home
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    --5/23 Cleaned gutter
    -- 6/11 Gutter leak fixed
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    --5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
    -- 6/5 Picked up gutter inserts
    -- 6/11 Gutter inserts installed
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch
    --6/19 Brought screens store in to be replaced

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    becalubob

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 31, 2006
    May and June Recap:
    Some big events now are done for the year like daughter's graduation and my FL trip.

    Financial - got a little summer (end of fiscal year) bonus from work last week; I think this will go towards Christmas.
    Have June Florida trip paid off by May. (Will probably be using tax refund for a big chunk of this.) Paid off. Went on trip! Had an absolute blast!
    Start saving for cruise planned for 2020. Nothing yet; the other mother and daughter going with us have a lot going on right now, so we haven't booked yet.
    Set money aside for daughter’s college expenses. This has changed a lot!! Daughter received a scholarship for the university in our town, so she has decided to switch schools and live at home next year! We shouldn't have to pay much, if anything, out of pocket. :)
    Save money for Christmas. (I have seven kids, so I try to shop all year round.) Officially started Christmas shopping the other day; found some Kohl's cash that was about to expire, and decided to use it towards some shirts for our oldest. Will use recent bonus from work to put towards Christmas as well.
    Set aside money for the roof. I think we’ll need to re-shingle soon. This hasn't happened yet.

    House

    Continue decluttering. Aiming for 1000 items, hopefully more. Hubby cleaned out the garage! Made several trips to unload stuff!!
    Get new couch for upstairs living room. (This one is a must; currently have two recliners that have seen better days. I’ll be hosting Christmas Eve in 2019 and I’ll need the extra seating.) My brother is redoing his living room and I scored his old furniture which is in great condition! Got TWO couches and a loveseat!!
    Once I get the couch, I’d like to get new dining room chairs, if I can swing that, then I’d like a new dining room table next. I’ll see how that goes. The dining set isn’t absolutely essential, but would be nice to have. DH is in his last year of school, so these aren’t very high priorities right now. Haven't looked into this yet.

    Kids

    Really push the extra reading and math practice with my 1st grader. Been working on math; need to push the reading practice.
    Encourage healthy eating choices and trying new foods for my two picky eaters. Found a couple Pinterest recipes to try. - Youngest has branched out more with a willingness to try foods he didn't want to try before; I consider that a win!!
    Throw a nice graduation reception for my senior. Accomplished!

    Personal

    Continue to embrace the power of “no”. (I no longer feel bad about declining things I don’t want to do/have no interest in, like Tupperware parties, etc.) I feel I've been doing this.
    Continue to keep the joy-suckers out of my life. (Life is too short to associate with folks that are negative all the time and leave me feeling drained.) Yep, I've been doing this as well.
    Read one book each month. (Taking Comicguy’s lead here, but starting on a smaller scale. I use to love to read, then I remarried, doubled my family size, and reading for pleasure got put on the back burner!) I'm still behind in this area, but after my second quarter reviews are done at work, I will get on this!!
    Do/get one thing for myself each month. (I turned 40 in October, and it really hit me that it’s time to treat myself more.) We treated ourselves to lots of good food on our FL trip, and I got myself some nice souvenirs!
    Loose next 20 pounds. (I’ve lost 20 since October, but I’m pretty sure I gained back at least five from Christmas Break.) Walked A LOT on the trip - lead to swollen feet I needed to prop up for a few days. Also drank quite a bit of soda... but, hey, it was vacation :)
    Start walking more. (I can do this in the winter at either the old mall by my work, or the enclosed college football dome close to my house. I really have no excuses here given the close proximity.) Walks are easier with the nicer weather now.

    Work

    Continue keeping my inbox tidy. Surprisingly looks really good right now.
    Delete old files I no longer need or have saved somewhere else. Hubby helped me create a new way of organizing my files; so far, so good.
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 27 update:

    2019 Goals

    Financial

    *Vacation fund 50/week
    1350 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1425 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    1200 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    34 / 52

    Throw away less food
    50 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    105 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    52 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    8 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    5/ 24
    Walked a minimum of 1 mile per day for 28 days in June

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    8/ 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    24 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    718 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    -- 1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    -- 4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/4 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/10 1 can of Dust Remover
    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    --6/7 ordered all of the Kerdi shower materials
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences

    Remodel master bedroom
    -- 6/23 Emptied out 1 closet
    -- 6/23 Emptied off the bookcase and moved bookcase out of room
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences

    Remodel upstairs hallway
    --5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and put into new home
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences

    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    --5/23 Cleaned gutter
    -- 6/11 Gutter leak fixed
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    --5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
    -- 6/5 Picked up gutter inserts
    -- 6/11 Gutter inserts installed
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch
    --6/19 Brought screens store in to be replaced

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 28 update:

    2019 Goals

    Financial

    *Vacation fund 50/week
    1400 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1425 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    1200 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    35 / 52

    Throw away less food
    54 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    105 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    52 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    8 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    5/ 24
    Walked a minimum of 1 mile per day for 28 days in June

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    10/ 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    25 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    785 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    -- 1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    -- 4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/4 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/10 1 can of Dust Remover
    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    --6/7 ordered all of the Kerdi shower materials
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom sheetrock hung

    Remodel master bedroom
    -- 6/23 Emptied out 1 closet
    -- 6/23 Emptied off the bookcase and moved bookcase out of room
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom sheetrock hung

    Remodel upstairs hallway
    --5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and put into new home
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom sheetrock hung

    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    --5/23 Cleaned gutter
    -- 6/11 Gutter leak fixed
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    --5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
    -- 6/5 Picked up gutter inserts
    -- 6/11 Gutter inserts installed
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch
    --6/19 Brought screens store in to be replaced

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     
  • comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 29 update:

    2019 Goals

    Financial

    *Vacation fund 50/week
    1550 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1565 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    1200 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    36 / 52

    Throw away less food
    54 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    105 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    52 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    17 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    6/ 24
    Walked a minimum of 1 mile per day for 28 days in June

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    12/ 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    26 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    864 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    -- 1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    -- 4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/4 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/10 1 can of Dust Remover
    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    --6/7 ordered all of the Kerdi shower materials
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom sheetrock hung
    -- 7/14 Toilet, vanity, faucet,, and ceiling light/fan combo installed
    Remodel master bedroom
    -- 6/23 Emptied out 1 closet
    -- 6/23 Emptied off the bookcase and moved bookcase out of room
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom sheetrock hung
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    --5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and put into new home
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom Sheetrock hung
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    --5/23 Cleaned gutter
    -- 6/11 Gutter leak fixed
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    --5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
    -- 6/5 Picked up gutter inserts
    -- 6/11 Gutter inserts installed
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    -- 7/19 mulched
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch
    --6/19 Brought screens store in to be replaced
    -- 7/14 Picked up screens and installed them

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     
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    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 30 update:

    2019 Goals

    Financial

    *Vacation fund 50/week
    1600 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1605 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    1200 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    36 / 52

    Throw away less food
    60 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    105 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    53 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    17 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    6/ 24
    Walked a minimum of 1 mile per day for 28 days in June

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    16/ 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    26 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    960 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    -- 1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    -- 4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/4 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/10 1 can of Dust Remover
    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    --6/7 ordered all of the Kerdi shower materials
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom sheetrock hung
    -- 7/14 Toilet, vanity, faucet,, and ceiling light/fan combo installed
    -- 7/22 new bathroom window installed
    Remodel master bedroom
    -- 6/23 Emptied out 1 closet
    -- 6/23 Emptied off the bookcase and moved bookcase out of room
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom sheetrock hung
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    --5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and put into new home
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom Sheetrock hung
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    --5/23 Cleaned gutter
    -- 6/11 Gutter leak fixed
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    --5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
    -- 6/5 Picked up gutter inserts
    -- 6/11 Gutter inserts installed
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    -- 7/19 mulched
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch
    --6/19 Brought screens store in to be replaced
    -- 7/14 Picked up screens and installed them

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 31 update:

    2019 Goals

    Financial

    *Vacation fund 50/week
    1650 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1640 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    1200 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    36 / 52

    Throw away less food
    60 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    105 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    53 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    17 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress

    Hand control of a community program to someone new

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 - 3/16 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store
    7/26 - 8/1 Spent in New Orleans (attended a cooking demo/eat in, guided murder tour, guided city bus tour, guided walking tour of French Quarter, Spent time in the French Market, aquarium and assorted other entrapments

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    6/ 24
    Walked a minimum of 1 mile per day for 28 days in June
    6/30 - 7/27 walked at least 1.5 miles per day in July

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    18/ 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    29 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    965 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    -- 1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    -- 4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/4 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/10 1 can of Dust Remover
    -- 8/1 Used up 100 envelopes for a fundraiser mailing
    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    --6/7 ordered all of the Kerdi shower materials
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom sheetrock hung
    -- 7/14 Toilet, vanity, faucet,, and ceiling light/fan combo installed
    -- 7/22 new bathroom window installed
    Remodel master bedroom
    -- 6/23 Emptied out 1 closet
    -- 6/23 Emptied off the bookcase and moved bookcase out of room
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom Sheetrock hung
    Remodel upstairs hallway
    --5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and put into new home
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 hallway Sheetrock hung
    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    --5/23 Cleaned gutter
    -- 6/11 Gutter leak fixed
    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    --5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
    -- 6/5 Picked up gutter inserts
    -- 6/11 Gutter inserts installed
    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    Reseal upstairs window
    Reseal roof above den
    Replace cellar stairs
    Landscape corner of house
    -- 7/19 mulched
    Landscape street side of house
    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch
    --6/19 Brought screens store in to be replaced
    -- 7/14 Picked up screens and installed them

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     
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    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 32 update:

    2019 Goals

    Financial

    *Vacation fund 50/week
    1750 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1640 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    1200 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    38 / 52

    Throw away less food
    60 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    105 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    54 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    20 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress
    -- 8/8 Handed over all fundraising for community program to new people

    Hand control of a community program to someone new
    -- 8/8 Handed control of 4 out of 5 groups over to new team coaches. Currently only coaching the oldest group (14-18 yo) and will hand over to new person after this season.

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 - 3/16 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store
    7/26 - 8/1 Spent in New Orleans (attended a cooking demo/eat in, guided murder tour, guided city bus tour, guided walking tour of French Quarter, Spent time in the French Market, aquarium and assorted other entrapments

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    60 / 24
    Walked a minimum of 1 mile per day for 28 days in June
    6/30 - 7/27 walked at least 1.5 miles per day in July

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    20/ 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    31 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    993 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    -- 1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    -- 4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/4 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/10 1 can of Dust Remover
    -- 8/1 Used up 100 envelopes for a fundraiser mailing
    -- 8/5 used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 8/9 1 partial pad of sticky notes - used up


    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    --6/7 ordered all of the Kerdi shower materials
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom Sheetrock hung
    -- 7/14 Toilet, vanity, faucet,, and ceiling light/fan combo installed
    -- 7/22 new bathroom window installed
    -- 8/5 bathroom ceiling insulated
    -- 8/5 finished sheet-rocking bathroom
    -- 8/6 tape coat 1
    -- 8/7 tape coat 2
    -- 8/8 tape coat 3
    -- 8/10 sanding finished
    -- 8/10 spare room and bathroom primed


    Remodel master bedroom
    -- 6/23 Emptied out 1 closet
    -- 6/23 Emptied off the bookcase and moved bookcase out of room
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom Sheetrock hung
    -- 7/11 tape coat 1
    -- 7/12 tape coat 2
    -- 7/22 tape coat 3
    -- 8/7 sanding finished
    -- 8/8 room primed
    -- 8/10 room painted


    Remodel upstairs hallway
    --5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and put into new home
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 hallway Sheetrock hung
    -- 8/6 tape coat 1
    -- 8/7 tape coat 2
    -- 8/8 tape coat 3
    -- 8/9 sanding finished
    -- 8/10 hallway primed


    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    --5/23 Cleaned gutter
    -- 6/11 Gutter leak fixed

    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    --5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
    -- 6/5 Picked up gutter inserts
    -- 6/11 Gutter inserts installed

    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    -- 8/8 railing removed screw/nail holes sealed

    Reseal upstairs window
    -- 8/8 complete

    Reseal roof above den
    -- 8/8 complete

    Replace cellar stairs

    Landscape corner of house
    -- 7/19 mulched

    Landscape street side of house

    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch
    --6/19 Brought screens store in to be replaced
    -- 7/14 Picked up screens and installed them

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 33-35 update:

    2019 Goals

    Financial

    *Vacation fund 50/week
    1800 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1805 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    1200 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    41 / 52

    Throw away less food
    64 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    105 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    55 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    21 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress
    -- 8/8 Handed over all fundraising for community program to new people

    Hand control of a community program to someone new
    -- 8/8 Handed control of 4 out of 5 groups over to new team coaches. Currently only coaching the oldest group (14-18 yo) and will hand over to new person after this season.

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 - 3/16 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store
    7/26 - 8/1 Spent in New Orleans (attended a cooking demo/eat in, guided murder tour, guided city bus tour, guided walking tour of French Quarter, Spent time in the French Market, aquarium and assorted other entrapments

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    93 / 24
    Walked a minimum of 1 mile per day for 28 days in June
    6/30 - 7/27 walked at least 1.5 miles per day in July
    7/28 - 8/31 walked at least 1.5 miles per day in August

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    22 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    33 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    1006 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    -- 1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    -- 4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/4 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/10 1 can of Dust Remover
    -- 8/1 Used up 100 envelopes for a fundraiser mailing
    -- 8/5 used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 8/9 1 partial pad of sticky notes - used up

    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    --6/7 ordered all of the Kerdi shower materials
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom Sheetrock hung
    -- 7/14 Toilet, vanity, faucet,, and ceiling light/fan combo installed
    -- 7/22 new bathroom window installed
    -- 8/5 bathroom ceiling insulated
    -- 8/5 finished sheet-rocking bathroom
    -- 8/6 tape coat 1
    -- 8/7 tape coat 2
    -- 8/8 tape coat 3
    -- 8/10 sanding finished
    -- 8/10 spare room and bathroom primed

    Remodel master bedroom
    -- 6/23 Emptied out 1 closet
    -- 6/23 Emptied off the bookcase and moved bookcase out of room
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom Sheetrock hung
    -- 7/11 tape coat 1
    -- 7/12 tape coat 2
    -- 7/22 tape coat 3
    -- 8/7 sanding finished
    -- 8/8 room primed
    -- 8/10 room painted

    Remodel upstairs hallway
    --5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and put into new home
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 hallway Sheetrock hung
    -- 8/6 tape coat 1
    -- 8/7 tape coat 2
    -- 8/8 tape coat 3
    -- 8/9 sanding finished
    -- 8/10 hallway primed

    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    --5/23 Cleaned gutter
    -- 6/11 Gutter leak fixed

    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    --5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
    -- 6/5 Picked up gutter inserts
    -- 6/11 Gutter inserts installed

    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    -- 8/8 railing removed, screw/nail holes sealed

    Reseal upstairs window
    -- 8/8 complete

    Reseal roof above den
    -- 8/8 complete

    Replace cellar stairs

    Landscape corner of house
    -- 7/19 complete

    Landscape street side of house

    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch
    --6/19 Brought screens store in to be replaced
    -- 7/14 Picked up screens and installed them

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 36 update:

    2019 Goals

    Financial

    *Vacation fund 50/week
    1975 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1805 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    1200 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    43 / 52

    Throw away less food
    64 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
    • Stopped eating breakfast at work each work day 10/day x 180 days = $1800 (150/month)
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    109 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    55 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    23 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress
    -- 8/8 Handed over all fundraising for community program to new people

    Hand control of a community program to someone new
    -- 8/8 Handed control of 4 out of 5 groups over to new team coaches. Currently only coaching the oldest group (14-18 yo) and will hand over to new person after this season.

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 - 3/16 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store
    7/26 - 8/1 Spent in New Orleans (attended a cooking demo/eat in, guided murder tour, guided city bus tour, guided walking tour of French Quarter, Spent time in the French Market, aquarium and assorted other entrapments

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    93 / 24
    Walked a minimum of 1 mile per day for 28 days in June
    6/30 - 7/27 walked at least 1.5 miles per day in July
    7/28 - 8/31 walked at least 1.5 miles per day in August

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    22 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    33 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    1025 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    -- 1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    -- 4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/4 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/10 1 can of Dust Remover
    -- 8/1 Used up 100 envelopes for a fundraiser mailing
    -- 8/5 used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 8/9 1 partial pad of sticky notes - used up

    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    --6/7 ordered all of the Kerdi shower materials
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom Sheetrock hung
    -- 7/14 Toilet, vanity, faucet,, and ceiling light/fan combo installed
    -- 7/22 new bathroom window installed
    -- 8/5 bathroom ceiling insulated
    -- 8/5 finished sheet-rocking bathroom
    -- 8/6 tape coat 1
    -- 8/7 tape coat 2
    -- 8/8 tape coat 3
    -- 8/10 sanding finished
    -- 8/10 spare room and bathroom primed

    Remodel master bedroom - complete
    -- 6/23 Emptied out 1 closet
    -- 6/23 Emptied off the bookcase and moved bookcase out of room
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom Sheetrock hung
    -- 7/11 tape coat 1
    -- 7/12 tape coat 2
    -- 7/22 tape coat 3
    -- 8/7 sanding finished
    -- 8/8 room primed
    -- 8/10 room painted
    --9/7 Light fixtures installed, outlet and switch plates installed

    Remodel upstairs hallway
    --5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and put into new home
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 hallway Sheetrock hung
    -- 8/6 tape coat 1
    -- 8/7 tape coat 2
    -- 8/8 tape coat 3
    -- 8/9 sanding finished
    -- 8/10 hallway primed

    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    --5/23 Cleaned gutter
    -- 6/11 Gutter leak fixed

    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    --5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
    -- 6/5 Picked up gutter inserts
    -- 6/11 Gutter inserts installed

    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    -- 8/8 railing removed, screw/nail holes sealed

    Reseal upstairs window
    -- 8/8 complete

    Reseal roof above den
    -- 8/8 complete

    Replace cellar stairs

    Landscape corner of house
    -- 7/19 complete

    Landscape street side of house

    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch
    --6/19 Brought screens store in to be replaced
    -- 7/14 Picked up screens and installed them

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     
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    becalubob

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 31, 2006
    July/August Recap:
    Financial

    Have June Florida trip paid off by May. (Will probably be using tax refund for a big chunk of this.) Completed trip; had a blast!
    Start saving for cruise planned for 2020. Looks like this is getting pushed back to 2021.
    Set money aside for daughter’s college expenses. Daughter started college last month, didn't need to take out any loans!!
    Save money for Christmas. (I have seven kids, so I try to shop all year round.) Have a bit saved, pretty sure I know what I'm gifting everyone, just waiting for a few specific things until the season gets closer.
    Set aside money for the roof. I think we’ll need to re-shingle soon. Decided we won't have any big trips next year, and will focus on getting things done around the house.

    House

    Continue decluttering. Aiming for 1000 items, hopefully more. Between eldest son moving out, husband cleaning out the garage, and going through three of the kids' belongings as they switched rooms, I'm sure we got there! I lost track counting long ago.
    Get new couch for upstairs living room. (This one is a must; currently have two recliners that have seen better days. I’ll be hosting Christmas Eve in 2019 and I’ll need the extra seating.) Completed.
    Once I get the couch, I’d like to get new dining room chairs, if I can swing that, then I’d like a new dining room table next. I’ll see how that goes. The dining set isn’t absolutely essential, but would be nice to have. DH is in his last year of school, so these aren’t very high priorities right now. The new dining set will be my birthday gift this year! :) Bday is in October.

    Kids

    Really push the extra reading and math practice with my 1st grader. He just started 2nd grade. I'm focusing more on the reading, as math seems to come easier for him.
    Encourage healthy eating choices and trying new foods for my two picky eaters. Found a few things; I'm happy with that!!
    Throw a nice graduation reception for my senior. Completed.

    Personal

    Continue to embrace the power of “no”. (I no longer feel bad about declining things I don’t want to do/have no interest in, like Tupperware parties, etc.) I've gotten really good at this!!
    Continue to keep the joy-suckers out of my life. (Life is too short to associate with folks that are negative all the time and leave me feeling drained.) I've gotten good with this as well!!
    Read one book each month. (Taking Comicguy’s lead here, but starting on a smaller scale. I use to love to read, then I remarried, doubled my family size, and reading for pleasure got put on the back burner!) I'm still a bit behind, but finished one book over Labor Day, and I've started the next book in the series.
    Do/get one thing for myself each month. (I turned 40 in October, and it really hit me that it’s time to treat myself more.) I got several items on our June trip, so I really haven't splurged on anything the rest of the summer. I have a birthday coming up next month, and getting a new dining set, so I feel pretty content!
    Loose next 20 pounds. (I’ve lost 20 since October, but I’m pretty sure I gained back at least five from Christmas Break.) Drinking water as I'm typing this. Decided to focus on adding in more good foods/habits instead of focusing on what I'm trying to eliminate.
    Start walking more. (I can do this in the winter at either the old mall by my work, or the enclosed college football dome close to my house. I really have no excuses here given the close proximity.) This has been hit and miss, depending on my work schedule.

    Work

    Continue keeping my inbox tidy. Ugh.... looking very messy right now, not gonna lie. I'll need to just set aside a time each week to go through emails.
    Delete old files I no longer need or have saved somewhere else Have this under control.
     

    comicguy

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 27, 2006
    Week 37 update:

    2019 Goals

    Financial

    *Vacation fund 50/week
    2025 / 2600

    Corvette fund goal 5000
    1855 / 5000

    Roth goal 5,000
    1250 / 5000

    Eat out once per week or less
    44 / 52

    Throw away less food
    64 / 104

    *Cut Discretionary Spending 20%
    • 1/2 Car #3 has been disposed of and insurance coverage cancelled, savings of $600
    • 1/2 Drop Family Health Insurance Plan to two Individual Plans as son has aged off, savings of $1200
    • Grocery Spending January 2019 spent less than January 2018 savings $50
    • Dropped collision on car #2 savings of $384
    • Stopped eating breakfast at work each work day 10/day x 180 days = $1800 (150/month)
    Run annual credit reports

    *Continue to bring lunch to work everyday
    114 / 180

    Life
    *Read 25 Books
    55 / 25

    Start learning a foreign language
    0 / 100 days

    Less Procrastination (if it takes 15 minutes or less to do, just get it done!)
    23 / 24

    Take 2 free MOC’s
    0 / 2

    Decrease levels of stress
    -- 8/8 Handed over all fundraising for community program to new people

    Hand control of a community program to someone new
    -- 8/8 Handed control of 4 out of 5 groups over to new team coaches. Currently only coaching the oldest group (14-18 yo) and will hand over to new person after this season.

    Adventure

    Spend a mini vacation someplace new (in addition to our yearly WDW vacation)
    3/14 - 3/16 -Spent the weekend in Toronto, attended Comic-Con, CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, and Lego store
    7/26 - 8/1 Spent in New Orleans (attended a cooking demo/eat in, guided murder tour, guided city bus tour, guided walking tour of French Quarter, Spent time in the French Market, aquarium and assorted other entrapments

    Attend a large regional comic-con
    3/14 -Took the weekend and went to the Toronto Comic-Con, had a blast!!

    Spend more meaningful time outdoors
    93 / 24
    Walked a minimum of 1 mile per day for 28 days in June
    6/30 - 7/27 walked at least 1.5 miles per day in July
    7/28 - 8/31 walked at least 1.5 miles per day in August

    Health
    *Weight loss (30 lbs)
    24 / 30

    Gain some muscle mass

    Cut out sugary drinks (soda, lemonade, etc..)
    33 / 52

    House
    Declutter 500 items
    1028 / 500

    *Continue to use up extra office supplies on hand
    -- 1/18 Used up 12 sheet protectors for a robotics project and recycled the empty box
    -- 4/23 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/4 Used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 6/10 1 can of Dust Remover
    -- 8/1 Used up 100 envelopes for a fundraiser mailing
    -- 8/5 used up 1 partial notepad
    -- 8/9 1 partial pad of sticky notes - used up

    *Remodel upstairs bedroom/bathroom
    --4/16 Got the plumbing quote bit larger than I was expecting but not so bad the job can't be done. It is scheduled for July
    --4/23 Cleaned out upstairs bathroom closet
    --6/7 ordered all of the Kerdi shower materials
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom Sheetrock hung
    -- 7/14 Toilet, vanity, faucet,, and ceiling light/fan combo installed
    -- 7/22 new bathroom window installed
    -- 8/5 bathroom ceiling insulated
    -- 8/5 finished sheet-rocking bathroom
    -- 8/6 tape coat 1
    -- 8/7 tape coat 2
    -- 8/8 tape coat 3
    -- 8/10 sanding finished
    -- 8/10 spare room and bathroom primed

    Remodel master bedroom - complete
    -- 6/23 Emptied out 1 closet
    -- 6/23 Emptied off the bookcase and moved bookcase out of room
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 bedroom Sheetrock hung
    -- 7/11 tape coat 1
    -- 7/12 tape coat 2
    -- 7/22 tape coat 3
    -- 8/7 sanding finished
    -- 8/8 room primed
    -- 8/10 room painted
    --9/7 Light fixtures installed, outlet and switch plates installed

    Remodel upstairs hallway
    --5/23 Removed photo albums and photo storage boxes and put into new home
    --7/1 remodel supplies delivered
    --7/3 demo commences
    --7/7 new electric installed
    --7/8 new plumbing installed
    --7/8 new sub-floor installed
    --7/10 hallway Sheetrock hung
    -- 8/6 tape coat 1
    -- 8/7 tape coat 2
    -- 8/8 tape coat 3
    -- 8/9 sanding finished
    -- 8/10 hallway primed

    *Fix Leaking Gutter
    --5/23 Cleaned gutter
    -- 6/11 Gutter leak fixed

    *Add Leaf catchers to gutters
    --5/23 ordered the gutter inserts
    -- 6/5 Picked up gutter inserts
    -- 6/11 Gutter inserts installed

    *Insulate cellar staircase
    *Re-insulate cellar
    *Fill curbing cracks
    Remove railing from “balcony”
    -- 8/8 railing removed, screw/nail holes sealed

    Reseal upstairs window
    -- 8/8 complete

    Reseal roof above den
    -- 8/8 complete

    Replace cellar stairs

    Landscape corner of house
    -- 7/19 complete

    Landscape street side of house

    Fix/replace 2 screens on front porch
    --6/19 Brought screens store in to be replaced
    -- 7/14 Picked up screens and installed them

    * Items are either leftovers from last year or repeats for accountability
     

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