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Apple muncher's number crunching

edited 19 November 2013 at 5:10PM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • apple_muncherapple_muncher Forumite
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    Day started ok - returned camping gear + chocs to a friend and stayed for a chat. Got chemist to sort out dd's wrong prescription - an error by the surgery as 3 of the 4 items requested were not put on the prescription. 1 item was there, but only half the amount, and another was there but not requested. I need to now make an appointment to see the dr to sort it out. I'll combine it with seeing him about the reactive arthritis and recovery time.

    And I seem to have got myself into a right pickle with the moderating. It is all of my own making, my own fault. So I am miffed with myself. And as I cannot sort it out myself, I am causing other people to have to spend time clearing up my mess.

    Sometimes I want to find a little hole and hide away in it...
    NST Jan Jitterbugger#1; NSD16 ; Ex26 ; bagfuls (62)

    Mortgage £386 ish (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate: very soonish
  • apple_muncherapple_muncher Forumite
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    Enough of the self-pity party!

    I was looking back over earlier posts to find my current 50 day challenge and cannot find it, so I guess it is probably on my laptop. Anyhow, I am pretty sure that being poorly has put paid to whatever the targets were!

    So, I have been thinking about a short 30 day one which simply involves getting more active (my fat trousers are rather unattractively tight) with walking, stretching and seeing what my body can do. Coupled with eating better - I think that is why I've been so weary, tired, and generally meh recently. A little knitting - did 6 rows of dd's sleeve today, not wanting to overdo it now... And decent reading material.

    I have sussed out a yummy lunch for work: tuna + cottage cheese + coleslaw all mixed up.

    It starts tomorrow...
    NST Jan Jitterbugger#1; NSD16 ; Ex26 ; bagfuls (62)

    Mortgage £386 ish (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate: very soonish
  • apple_muncherapple_muncher Forumite
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    Exercise done. Satisfaction guaranteed. And a red face and general sweatiness. Lovely!

    Workout A: 25 squat; 30 sec hopscotch jumps; 25 (box) push up; 30 sec hopscotch 4 r = 12m29


    There is also a workout B, C, D, E, F and G...


    I think dd has gone out to play, taking the tv remote with her...
    NST Jan Jitterbugger#1; NSD16 ; Ex26 ; bagfuls (62)

    Mortgage £386 ish (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate: very soonish
  • apple_muncherapple_muncher Forumite
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    Back to school. Ya boo hiss. Should be an 'easy' day as only half of my periods are allocated... I have my list of jobs to do and was contemplating taking my laptop in, but have decided that it is too heavy. I can still get plenty done, I'm sure...

    Let's see what the day brings...

    And let's start it with a good strong coffee!
    NST Jan Jitterbugger#1; NSD16 ; Ex26 ; bagfuls (62)

    Mortgage £386 ish (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate: very soonish
  • apple_muncherapple_muncher Forumite
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    Centre that didn't send me a particular piece of cannot yet find it on their system... - they hope to find it tomorrow.

    Centre that have yet to supply me with any work at all have now promised it asap - they didn't know what to do with it... That is one ppp from the eo! Plus they ignored my email from May 15th... I may need help getting the right tone when I do their feedback... as scathing and sarcastic are not the correct image to project. Shame.:rotfl:

    Some stuff accomplished at work. Humungous to do list, but several crossed off.

    Got out for a lunchtime walk.

    Workout B can wait. Too achey.

    Am thinking of considering the mortgage as urgent debt. Thus turning me into a DFW instead. At current rate of repayment, it will take 7 years and 2 months ish.

    The interest for May was £12.22 :D.
    NST Jan Jitterbugger#1; NSD16 ; Ex26 ; bagfuls (62)

    Mortgage £386 ish (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate: very soonish
  • earthgirlearthgirl Forumite
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    Keep going applemuncher. I am joining you on your 30 day challenge if that is ok? Also have a massive work list to do. But we'll get there.
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  • apple_muncherapple_muncher Forumite
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    Yay! Company! Glad to have you along, earthgirl.

    Seen today's forecast for all those thunderstorms? Eek.

    I need to focus on the trip paperwork today. And also the finer details like ordering the currency!
    NST Jan Jitterbugger#1; NSD16 ; Ex26 ; bagfuls (62)

    Mortgage £386 ish (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate: very soonish
  • apple_muncherapple_muncher Forumite
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    I think I might have done all the moderating that I need to do... However, that is the tip of the iceberg as regards the admin associated with it.

    The final centre's work arrived today - due date was MAY 7th - and I had to moderate all the candidates this time.

    So, still have to do a fb form for them.

    And some special report forms for certain centres - must check which ones.


    However, got all the paperwork done for the trip to France this morning. Phew! I am very grateful to a colleague who let me work on it in her office, and who let me interrupt her focus with questions, use her printer, leave my stuff all over a w i d e amount of surface!

    NSD #6 for me.

    Have an offer form work to do an extra bit more in Sept. To teach French to reception, y1 and y2. Bearing in mind that I am a secondary teacher, the idea of teaching little ankle biters scares the pants off me! Am mulling it over, but in fairness, need to let them know my decision asap as they will have to advertise if I do not go for it.
    NST Jan Jitterbugger#1; NSD16 ; Ex26 ; bagfuls (62)

    Mortgage £386 ish (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate: very soonish
  • Pearla*MerlePearla*Merle Forumite
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    Little ankle biters :rotfl:

    Would you be teaching a lot more days, or just back to what you're doing now?

    :eek: on that due date!
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  • apple_muncherapple_muncher Forumite
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    Thank you Pearla! :D

    I am returning to 2 days per week as from July 1st, having done 4 days per week since Oct 1st last year. The offer is for about half a day more per week. It would give us a few more pennies, which would take a little more pressure off dh to 'get a job', especially as he is having another eye op in September and will not really be able to do a job - or apply for any and then immediately require sick leave.

    He has thrown out a figure of what salary he thinks he 'needs' to bring in, on top of my 2 day salary, and my extra might cover 20% of that. He has a little job at the mo, that covers 15% of the figure.

    The other side to consider is htat they are a totally different species from the ones I am used to dealing with :rotfl:. I have taught 'down' to y5 in the last few years. Infants... hmmm... whole new skill set to acquire. But no pressure to get them through exams... Songs, talking, playing in foreign... Could be fun!

    If the school 'agree' to my terms (and given that over the last 3 years, I have stepped in to help them so often - but I know that that counts for nowt, really) then I shall probably do it. I had offered to spread my 2 days of teaching over 3 days, to help with timetabling, so they should be able to 'slot' these extra bits in to when I am already in the building. I do not want to do 2.5 days of work spread over 4 days. No way! Nor am I willing to give up my 'free last lesson of the day' condition on my part days so that I can collect dd.

    Seems like I have made a decision. So long as they meet my conditions...!
    NST Jan Jitterbugger#1; NSD16 ; Ex26 ; bagfuls (62)

    Mortgage £386 ish (01/14: £78,201; 01/15: £59,629; 01/16: 39,915; 01/17: 27,295; 01/18 23,143; 01/19: 18.275) MFWDate: very soonish
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