The excitement/changes in finances revolve from T’s new job situation. I’m still getting my usual bi-weekly paychecks and there is nothing too exciting going on there.
T has a place to live in the SF area! He’ll be renting a room for $800/month, month-to-month rent. The location is ideal for a non-car owner, and most other things are acceptable. The biggest downside is that there is no cooking. We’ll see how that works out for him, but I anticipate it will be a minor issue. I hope.
He’s been working at his new job all month without having to actually move up there. He hasn’t really been here all that much either due to various conferences, but at least he hasn’t been paying rent. He’ll be getting his first paycheck soon. He anticipates have $1000/month left over, including paying his part of our L.A. rent and all other living expenses in SF. I hope he did his math right! I think $400 of that already goes to his Roth IRA, so it really is only $600 left for cash savings.
We have our travel schedule set. Woooo! He’ll be working from L.A. one week a month, except when we have other adventures together planned. This makes me feel 10x better.
A final travel note, T’s going to Shanghai this winter for work. Despite my desire, I’m probably not tagging along. I like to tell myself these types of trips are a “once in a lifetime” chance for us to go somewhere for basically half price… except they aren’t. These opportunities come up at least once a year, and I’m already plotting to leverage next summer’s conference into a big trip for the two of us (Greece and/or Turkey and/or Italy). As much as I’d love to go to Shanghai again, I’m better off passing on this one. (:::tear:::)
I have our 2nd quarter spending/income report mostly done, but I have to polish it off and post it. Once we get T’s first check, I probably can do some projections for the rest of the year.
That covers the big stuff that is new in our finances, though there is a lot of little things going on. I’m feeling much more inspired lately and I hope that posting will resume a more normal schedule in August.