Thursday, October 21, 2010


YIPPEE, Yesterday was payday!
I worked 64.66 hours and my paycheck was for $259.16. Now let me explain that again.
I get paid $7.87 an hour, so I earned $508.87
but the state of NH got $162.88
my rent was $25.86 (for 2 weeks)
and then the rest taken out was for taxes

So bringing home $259.16 might not seem like alot, but when my rent & utilities is only $25.86 for 2 weeks then I ain't complaining. In the Winter months my paycheck
& rent will go down.
What good does it do to get paid $2000 a month if you have to pay over $1000 just for rent in some city then also have to pay for utilities, transportation to get to work, insurance, internet service and food. Seems like that $2000 would be gone faster then my $500.

Seeing as I already know that work hours will be cut and paychecks get alot smaller during the Winter here, I have overpaid my Quest bill so that I should be all set with internet service until the end of January 2011. I have also ordered food from & other sites. It has started being delivered to my post office box. I am stocking up on instant oatmeal, peanut butter, coffee, rice,& microwave popcorn.

I am also trying to figure out where I want to go for next year's vacation. Yes even with $500 a month (most of the time with less $$$) I can even save money for a vacation. Course I won't be sending my son money for school during the winter...I sent him $200 on Monday and that will probably be the last time until Spring.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


24 hours in a day = 168 hrs in a week.

I usually work 5:30-1:30==8 hrs (with a 1 hr lunchbreak in there)
work 5 days a week=40 hrs minus the breaks everyday

I usually catch the shuttle at 5am to go to work and get back home around 2:30pm.
So that's 9 & 1/2 hours taken away caused from work. Which would leave 14.5 hours left-over during every workday. I normally sleep between 4-6 hours a night (without an alarm clock), which leaves me 8.5-10.5 hours everyday to do whatever I want...not counting my days off when I have even more free time.

I was reading a site which got me thinking of all this today.

I've decided "again" that I need a little more structure...little more productive activities in my free time. Otherwise I can spend a whole 48 hour weekend awake and online. I have 1 of the worst internet addictions of anyone I know. I have been known to give up sleep, food, coffee, showers, cigarettes, rides with friends and everything else JUST so that I can sit on my butt in the same spot all weekend with my laptop. In fact my laptop is on while I sleep so that the minute I wake up I can just reach my hand over to touch the keyboard and have the screen come back on..

I need some magic genie to give me a kick-in-the-butt everytime I am online for over an hour at a time. There is plenty I could be doing (and want to get back to) besides being on my laptop:
taking photos
cleaning my room