The first half of the year our cash flow is limited – my 401k is front loaded, and we both pay full social security taxes, but everything is going well.
Net worth is on the rise for the year, up about 10% for the year so far. This is mostly stock market gains which I’m not convinced will stick…. but I’ll take it for now!
After my initial tax estimates, we have not finished filing them. Usually, T finishes them off. We may just pay the exorbitant TurboTax fee (since we need extra forms to handle a reimbursement resulting in a 1099) if he doesn’t have the time/energy to go through them by hand in the next few weeks. We’ll see.
Our house held up to the crazy amounts of rain without any water in the crawl space (yay for the drainage project we did when we moved in). However, the shower in one bathroom is leaking a little. The likelihood was noted during the inspection – but we decided to wait until it was a problem before addressing it. For better or worse, the bathroom is tiny, so it will be a relatively small project. We’ll spend a month or two to gather ideas & plan (while using the other shower exclusively), then hire the job out this summer when T’s schedule is slightly more flexible. The shower tile is original 1950s teal green, so it will be fun to get something a bit updated!
The patio project still is not done, but some progress was finally made again after months of rain. T is in charge of this one, so I try really hard to not worry about it until he needs my help. It is working, but I also have to be patient with progress.
This is going great right now! My boss in Colorado is excellent and I enjoy working for him. I’m not sure whether my particular arrangement would work out with many other people leading the team, so I’m very grateful that it is working. It is going to be a busy month, but everything is really good.
I originally wasn’t planning on going on a big trip with T this year, but I’m tempted to tag along to his conference in Europe this summer. The ideal plan is that I fly out ~2-3 days after him (save on dog care costs/impositions), come for the social banquet at the conference, spend a day or two wandering by myself, then we spend a handful of days exploring together. If I can use points / miles for my flight and the extra day of hotel, it is pretty cheap – just food/entertainment and dog care. We’ll see – I have to explore what we’d want to do, and if it is worth using vacation and dog care for. 🙂