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    • greent
    • By greent 26th Mar 10, 2:46 PM
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    greent's mfw journey
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    • 26th Mar 10, 2:46 PM
    greent's mfw journey 26th Mar 10 at 2:46 PM
    Afternoon all!

    I have been inspired after reading lots of the diaries on here to join in.

    Background: OH and I are both 40. Have 4 children (12, almost 10, 4 and 10 months) OH was made redundant twice last year and recently started working as a contractor on a daily rate (4 month contract, may be extended a little) - so we now have a limited co of which we are both directors. I no longer work. We have a BTL property on which we have an interest only mtge and will clear that by selling the property (only bought for capital gain, not income, purposes) BTL property has long term tenant in. Rent covers mtge and buildings insce and repairs/ renewals with a small excess - but not much.However, it's on a fixed rate and takes care of itself.

    MFW relates to our home. Bought in Oct 2005 for 277k, 130k mtge over just under 16 years (kept previous end date) Since then we have added a further 30k to the mtge for a loft conversion (needed due to the no of children!!) that cost approx 35k. We have also spent 20k+ on a bespoke fitted kitchen and building work - but financed that from savings/ income. And decorated and new carpets (previous owners ran out of money and had to sell, so place was full of stuff to do, even though it's still only 11 years old!) Some overpayments have been made, as can be seen from the overall balance.


    OUr mtge is with C&G. I have a statement for balances as at 31/12/09:
    (Balance as at 31/01/2009 was £124 616, so we reduced the balance by just under 20k last year)
    Sub Account 01
    Term remaining 12 years and 7 months.
    Fixed rate 4.79% - until 30/09/10
    Balance £79512.27

    Sub Account 02
    Term remaining 13 years 1 month
    Fixed rate 3.99% until 30/04/11
    Balance £25423.78

    Sub Account 03
    Term remaining 12 years and 7 months
    Fixed rate 4.79% until 30/09/10
    Balance £33.32


    TOTAL BALANCE: £104969.37

    We can repay by 10% a year without incurring penalty fees. We pay £1074.94/ month - this includes an element of overpayment, but I'm not sure how much (we didn't reduce our monthly payments when we paid off £12500 after DH was made redundant the first time)

    My first step is going to be repaying Sub Account 03 We are with C&G, so I will phone them up about this. I can also afford to repay £4k to £5k from sub account 01, I think - but will leave that until after a meeting with our accountant (we are not sure yet exactly how much OH will be paid from the linited co)


    I'm kind of looking for advice/ ideas, I guess... Would posting an income/ expenditure budget be an idea?

    greent


    ETA: We don't have any other debts. CCs are used (Tesco ones for Clubcard points for rewards) but are paid off in full.
    Last edited by greent; 25-05-2010 at 11:41 AM.
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    • chumpy45
    • By chumpy45 22nd Jun 17, 9:59 PM
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    Sadly your tale of the Uni kitchen wasn't surprising - I have seen some truly shocking scenes during pick ups. DS2 rang me today as he moves out of his house on Saturday and said he was cleaning the toilet and bathroom of his house (which he shares with 7 others) as apparently no-one else would do it. I do wonder what kind of homes some of these youngsters have when they have such apparent lack of respect for fixtures, fittings and belongings. Felt quite proud of DS2 for cleaning a toilet Kitchen sounds fab GreenT, am very envious. Good luck with the rest of exam invigilation, the end is in sight
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    • brizzledfw
    • By brizzledfw 23rd Jun 17, 10:15 AM
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    Aah, it does..we have a washing machine that does that..only way we could fit it in. But..as its just clothes, its worked OK really. Wouldn't want to do it with a DW.

    Ugh to dirty student digs. I can't wait.....

    DD1 is putting off uni for a year she says..much too disenchanted with exams and study. And she wanted to concentrate on AS levels and her new job so no open days for us, but expect we will do some next year. We are going to Wales for holidays...so I may get her to walk round some campuses and get a feel if we go near a couple on our trip round.

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    • greent
    • By greent 25th Jun 17, 9:09 PM
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    Dishwasher...don't have it alongside a wall so the door opens parallel to the wall.

    Coffee and milk splashes all up the wall.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    Aaaahhhh! Makes total sense now!

    Sadly your tale of the Uni kitchen wasn't surprising - I have seen some truly shocking scenes during pick ups. DS2 rang me today as he moves out of his house on Saturday and said he was cleaning the toilet and bathroom of his house (which he shares with 7 others) as apparently no-one else would do it. I do wonder what kind of homes some of these youngsters have when they have such apparent lack of respect for fixtures, fittings and belongings. Felt quite proud of DS2 for cleaning a toilet Kitchen sounds fab GreenT, am very envious. Good luck with the rest of exam invigilation, the end is in sight
    Originally posted by chumpy45
    I know DD ended up cleaning the kitchen a couple of times before - and regularly cleaned the fridge of slimy/ mouldy foods They each had their own ensuite shower room - I dread to think what some of them were like!!

    Aah, it does..we have a washing machine that does that..only way we could fit it in. But..as its just clothes, its worked OK really. Wouldn't want to do it with a DW.

    Ugh to dirty student digs. I can't wait.....

    DD1 is putting off uni for a year she says..much too disenchanted with exams and study. And she wanted to concentrate on AS levels and her new job so no open days for us, but expect we will do some next year. We are going to Wales for holidays...so I may get her to walk round some campuses and get a feel if we go near a couple on our trip round.

    x
    Originally posted by brizzledfw
    Deferring application/ entry for a year seems to be *reasonably* common, for a variety of reasons - it's whatever works for each person, I guess. It could be an option for us with DS1 if he doesn't get any offers for medicine for this year. Tbh, I think it's a hard decision at 17 to decide upon a degree to potentially choose your career - and there's such a huge cost involved nowadays too - not a decision to be taken lightly.

    x
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    • greent
    • By greent 25th Jun 17, 9:28 PM
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    DS1 has now done 4 uni open day visits - the last one is this Weds. He has internal end of year exams this week at school (someone decided running Y12 exams whilst the end of the public exams were also running was a good idea - and decided to advise (kind of ask...) the exams office once the public exams had already started, so timetabling and arranging rooms and invigilators had to be done in between...... hmmmm....)

    But on the upside - only this week of work left - 2 full days and 3 half days for me. (although Monday (tomorrow!) I'm timetabled to finish at one school at 10.15 and start scribing in an exam in the other school at 10.30......

    OH not only has confirmation that this contract has been extended to 21st Dec and that he can work at home 2/3 days a week - they've also upped his daily rate by another £50 (they agreed quite readily to all of this - perhaps he should have tried for more!!! ) And they are virtually insisting he takes time out over summer hols

    We're back off to Wales next weekend to get DD's keys to her flat for next year - so we're taking over several boxes of her stuff (inc a good supply of cleaning stuff) - which is great, as it means it's not hanging around all Summer (kitchenware, bedding etc) I'm hanging on to the Lakeland heated airer until she goes there properly though - just in case of rainy periods over the summer!

    Money wise.... hmm... nothing newsworthy to report. Still aiming to pay off BTL sub acct 3 next month after rent received. CC bills very low this month as I've generally used c/ac to spend from. Too much rubbish-y spending on takeaways this month - will improve in July once work has finished NNS is second Sat in July, so hoping to shift some stuff/ get some money in then. Have a small fleabay sale to post this week, so will transfer funds from that to kitchen fund Have a heap of stuff to list (mainly kids toys which will raise more on fleabay than at NNS, even with addition of postage costs!) but just been too tired - once it sells (thinking positively here! ) I have a huge storage unit which will be empty, along with 2 large bags currently stored on top - will make a big difference to that room. (family room - which serves as the multipurpose guest room/ teenage den/ gym/ playroom)

    Right - off to catch up a bit more on ironing whilst waiting for bread rolls to cool before I can bag them up

    xx
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    • easylife73
    • By easylife73 26th Jun 17, 6:58 PM
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    Hi greent, I've just caught up on your whole diary (!) as I was reading it earlier on and then fell of the whole MSE wagon, but have very much enjoyed reading about your journey. We too have a DS halfway through A levels and hopefully off to university next year. We've just been to our first open day, but the rest aren't until September/October time so nothing to compare it to yet. It will probably be the preferred choice as it is very local (only about half an hour away) and as he has been diagnosed with autism we want him to be reachable if necessary.
    • Pearla*Merle
    • By Pearla*Merle 27th Jun 17, 6:43 PM
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    Glad to hear things are ticking over nicely in greent-land Mr Greent's work situation sounds soooo much better now, what great news xx
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    • greent
    • By greent 3rd Jul 17, 1:20 PM
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    Hi greent, I've just caught up on your whole diary (!) as I was reading it earlier on and then fell of the whole MSE wagon, but have very much enjoyed reading about your journey. We too have a DS halfway through A levels and hopefully off to university next year. We've just been to our first open day, but the rest aren't until September/October time so nothing to compare it to yet. It will probably be the preferred choice as it is very local (only about half an hour away) and as he has been diagnosed with autism we want him to be reachable if necessary.
    Originally posted by easylife73
    Hi easylife - am very impressed you've read the diary through! Our DD is only an hour away at uni and that's been handy at times. DS1 is looking at 3 unis an hour/ hour and 15 away, 1 1.5 hours away and the other in London..... Hope the rest of the open day visits go well

    Glad to hear things are ticking over nicely in greent-land Mr Greent's work situation sounds soooo much better now, what great news xx
    Originally posted by Pearla*Merle
    I got home from work one day last week and he'd told his boss that he wasn't extending his contract (various stressors caused this) - anyway, hissy fit of his is now over and he's agreed the extension until 15th Dec. Am very glad - those 5 months are worth over £50k to the company - and I still haven't finalised my new kitchen plans!
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    • greent
    • By greent 3rd Jul 17, 1:48 PM
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    Phew! Exam season is now officially over - although I have spent the morning volunteering, so haven't gained any time! I've been invited to apply for an exam- admin role (full time for 8 weeks in the Summer) but think I'll decline - the hours are just a bit too hassle-y to sort with DS3 still being at primary and that being the first summer for DS2 at secondary (which will involve a drive to go and collect him if he ever has to stay after school and therefore cant catch the school bus) The other invitee has 2 older children (same ages as DD and DS1) and is therefore not as limited as me (plus her husband works from home/ very locally anyway) I think I'll go for the senior invig role instead - more pay and still flexibility of hours

    Went with DD to Cardiff to collect the keys to her new student flat for next year on Sat - the flat was advertised as suitable for students or young professionals and had been fully refurbished the previous year, so I had high hopes...... the front garden was full of rubbish (assume the cleaners cleared everything out left by previous student tenants...), the back garden has waist high weeds/ nettles/ brambles (although a lovely patio with furniture (some of which is slightly broken) They (DD and bf) have chosen the first floor flat (ground floor was also available) - the first step of the stairs is really high - almost 2 'normal' stairs in height - all of us fell up/ down it at some point Both bedrooms have mould on the walls - cleaned off, yes - but not treated and repainted. One wardrobe broken and missing doors. One bedside table broken. 2 bulbs missing (out of 3 ) from the kitchen ceiling, missing lock on the bathroom door, falling down plasterwork in the one bedroom from the ceiling, dirty paintwork everywhere covered In bits of blutack/ blutack stains, broken toilet seat lid (hanging off) bedrooms had beds pushed up against heaters - we rearranged both bedrooms - they'll only really be using one anyway - but wanted the flexibility and room for two desks. One bed base has mould on from where it was against mouldy wall. Both chairs for the desks do not have rolling castors - they should have, but I think both are gunked up!! Oh - and the coffee table is broken (appears someone has stood on it) and there is an IKEA poang (?) chair in the living room which is dirty and missing its cover..... Left her and bf there for the weekend - will collect DD from train station tonight. Long list of issues (with pics) to be emailed to agents...

    Money news - lovely amount from invig job 1 received last week - transferred to kitchen fund Timesheets submitted today for invig job 2 - that will be transferred when received ( end of Aug?) Will pay off sub acct 3 from BTL mtge next week once rent has been received - that will leave the remaining balance at approx. £64775 - will see how much of that I can clear by Xmas - should manage at least £1775, maybe even £2775 Tenants have asked if they can have a kitten - despite being told before they'd even looked at the flat (and a couple of times since) that no animals was part of the deal (legally I think it's actually an unfair terms of contract if they chose to push it... so I think I'd have to agree, sadly) I really don't want a kitten - new carpets and flooring (all less than a year old), there's no catflap in the front door, all woodwork and walls newly done less than a year ago.... both tenants are out at work all day (and one also works evenings) so I can't see it's fair on a kitten, tbh.

    Right off to sort wet washing out (was spitting rain when I came back earlier) - and do some iroing in front of catch up tv before school run/ train station, I think. I really need to catch up on mf diaries (have neglected those whilst exams have been on and I've been re-reading Tilly's (am almost there - around 50 pages to go now)) - will hopefully manage that this week
    xx
    Last edited by greent; 09-07-2017 at 5:02 PM.
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    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) Bal 01/09 £124616 01/10 £104927 01/11 £89873 01/12 £76317 01/13 £52546 01/14 £35356 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
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    • greent
    • By greent 5th Jul 17, 9:32 PM
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    Lovely lunch out today (scorchio weather here) with fellow invigilators plus the boss (exams officer) - Head picked up the drinks tab (only averaged around £6 pp inc any coffees afterwards - very restrained). Then went to collect DS2 from his transition day or whatever it's called at his new school, along with his PE kit (ordered late Mon - most impressed) PE top won't go over his head! - so will need a bigger size (or even maybe up 2 - he does have rather a large head....) He had a fab time, which was good

    Won £25 on PSB today (have £1100 in psb) - whoop! - will transfer to kitchen fund next time I log in (so tomorrow! )

    Have DD sorting paperwork for charity thing out for me (ready so I can get rid of it by end of year) - she spent around 3 hours on it today, just sorting it into years (it is in a helluva mess) - it is definitely the right thing to do (for me) - have been doing it (treasurer role) for 7 years (in 2 incarnations of the charity) and it is time to pass it on. I will still be a Trustee of the charity and maybe an occasional volunteer but want to pass the finance responsibility on (TBH - it will be a good thing - the 3 trustees currently operate as chair/ treasurer/ secretary - new blood would be good) I'm also looking to the space I'll gain from handing over paperwork!
    x
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    Repaid mtge early (orig 11/25) Bal 01/09 £124616 01/10 £104927 01/11 £89873 01/12 £76317 01/13 £52546 01/14 £35356 01/15 £12133 07/15 £NIL
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    • brizzledfw
    • By brizzledfw 6th Jul 17, 9:51 PM
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    Sounding good. But to carppy flats and tenants with no sense..

    Have a good weekend
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    • greent
    • By greent 9th Jul 17, 5:07 PM
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    Weekend mixed - but overall positive. Sold a decent amount at NNS. Watched Minions 3 with OH and smalls (quite enjoyable!) Had disagreement with Chair of charity and tendered immediate resignation rather than leaving at end of year (at latest) - will still do the banking I've got here and get paperwork and records up straight but am not doing anything else going forward. Don't think I'll be selling there in the future, either - good job I don't have that much nowadays!

    Best bit? - my beautiful cousin got engaged this weekend to a lovely chap and they came to visit today, which was wonderful. Very, very pleased for them both - such a lovely couple

    Off out with OH for a short walk now before dinner
    xx
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    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 10th Jul 17, 8:52 AM
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    Glad you had such a good day with rellies

    But oh! Saw you mention stopping work with the charity on the kondo thread, didn't realise they precipitated your planned resignation timetable hope you're okay with it - you sound it, actually, which is good
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    • greent
    • By greent 10th Jul 17, 4:14 PM
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    I am, Kc - the Chair and I haven't seen eye to eye on some decisions for a while now. Sadly, the charity needs to be run on a more professional basis - I hoped the move to new premises would help to facilitate this, but it doesn't appear that that is the case. I am not there enough nowadays and struggle with how things are done and the lack of understanding for financial forward planning (new premises have a 5 year lease at almost 3 x the cost of previous premises) It is a shame it has ended in a not-good way, but not everything ends well in life.

    On a more positive note, this afternoon I watched DS2 in a Y6 musical production of Romeo & Juliet - it was fab! They were all brilliant Almost can't quite believe they only have 9 more days left at primary school!
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    • greent
    • By greent 10th Jul 17, 9:50 PM
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    Just repaid sub acct 3 of BTL mtge - 1 down, 2 more to go.......
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
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    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 11th Jul 17, 5:28 AM
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    Have you read 'The Diary of a Provincial Lady"?

    You sound just like her.

    Great enforcing of boundaries re: kitten, crappy flat and charity.
    • EatingTheElephant
    • By EatingTheElephant 11th Jul 17, 7:23 AM
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    Just repaid sub acct 3 of BTL mtge - 1 down, 2 more to go.......
    Originally posted by greent
    fantastic, well done!
    Onwards and downwards.
    • greent
    • By greent 11th Jul 17, 8:18 AM
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    Have you read 'The Diary of a Provincial Lady"?

    You sound just like her.

    Great enforcing of boundaries re: kitten, crappy flat and charity.
    Originally posted by smallholdingsister
    Umm... no - never heard of it - off to check out Amaz0n to see......
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    • greent
    • By greent 19th Jul 17, 9:39 PM
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    Oooooofffff! Been thoroughly immersed in charity accounts/ paperwork for the last week - spent around 10 hours on it yesterday alone! It is 'getting there' though and it will be lovely to have it all straight - and then gone! - there's a large space behind the office door where there was 2 large bags for life full of stuff and 4 files off the shelves in the family room - and then there was a bag/ pile of stuff in the dining room. Lots of bits have been recycled, but I've also printed out lots of stuff I kept just on laptop. Have been using weird and wonderful paper up to print it out on (various shades of yellow and some fluorescent colours too - and I used a pad of plain paper which was one of those 'glued' at the top edge - I ripped each sheet off and put them in the printer upside down and they worked fine I am trying to get it so that there are no queries and everything is set out clearly and cross referenced between cheque/ credit books, paperwork and computer records.

    Aside from that, it's been a slightly spendy week - various bits on DS2's leaver's stuff, donations for non-uniform and to 'buy' DS3's school artwork(!), collecting buckets at DS2's play (Romeo and Juliet - he was fab), PE kit and some uniform for his new school (about £170 so far and counting...... still need 'normal' stuff like shirts, socks, trousers, jumpers - and then there's the optional items of sports kit.....) Have also bought DD a duvet set for her new student flat (reduced in A5da), a bunch of clothes for DD, underwear for OH, lots of casual socks for DS2 - and 2 Ed Sheeran tickets (for DD & bf - to pay me back) - and paid for swimming lessons for next term. Current account is somewhat depleted now!

    Smalls break up on Friday. Am looking forward to the hols - which is why I'm trying to get charity stuff cleared asap so that it's not hanging over me. Have no plans other than a tentative plan to go to HP Studios again one day and a good blitz of the house. Oh - and to re-start c25K

    I really *should* do some ironing tonight.... but wombling around MSE is a far more attractive prospect!

    x
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    • greent
    • By greent 20th Jul 17, 10:29 AM
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    So this morning I have taken a box of stuff to CS (and threw in a couple more things just before leaving), posted RM survey stuff and updated the site, taken 2 pairs of OH's shoes for re-heeling, picked up my repaired glasses, bought 2 birthday presents (for 8yo girls) and a small amount of groceries from Tesc0, done the school run (natch ) with 2 smalls in non-u (cost me £2), done online banking and bill payments and dealt with a couple more charity paperwork items. Good start so far! Quick catch up on blogs and then I'm going to do some ironing with catch up tv and then clean the kitchen
    I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul
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    • By brizzledfw 21st Jul 17, 9:59 PM
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    Very productive greent...am in awe.

    And well done on that contract extension...gotta get that kitchen extension done somehow
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