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Sleep, Bills, New Car, holes in the walls

So I can’t fall asleep right now.
I guess it’s fitting because I couldn’t wake up this morning.

Rather I didn’t wake up with my alarm this morning.
So I rolled over and looked at my alarm clock this morning… it says 7:10.
Crap! I have to be at work in 20 minutes!
For some odd reason I took a shower last night before I went to bed – normally I take them in the morning… In any case I threw on my clothes and was out the door in less than 5 minutes. I even managed to brush my teeth.
I also had a lunch meeting at work – so I didn’t need to pack a lunch either. (mmm.. no shower or lunch to worry about doing in the morning… rather ‘lucky’)

So I got to work and made it with 2 minutes to spare before our daily 7:30am production overview meeting.
From bed to desk in 20 minutes. I don’t even think I managed to do that in college!
Who says that an IE isn’t about being efficient? 🙂

Anyhow – tomorrow morning I have 2 alarms set – one at 6am… and one at 6:01am!

So yesterday I spent a ton of money – I paid for the car, rent, credit card, electric, car insurance, and my subscription to Popular Mechanics.
Had to get a loan to pay for the car, which I knew was coming at least. Well, now that I think about it I could have paid for the car completely but I wouldn’t have had much cash left for anything else in the bank!
Anyhow I shouldn’t have any problems paying for that.

I saved a bunch of money on my car insurance…
…by paying the premium once a year for the entire year. Big bite every 12 months but it saves me $350 a year over paying every 6 months – and a lot more over paying every month.
It will be nice in a few months to see how the bills settle out and how much I will be putting in the bank every month.

Filled the gas tank in the new car today, its 4 gallons bigger than my last car so the bill was that much more, but it gets the same gas mileage so I can go about 380 miles on a tank of gas now. No more going to Platteville and back and getting the low fuel light on about Rosendale!

Hung some pictures on the walls in my new apartment. Nothing like bashing nails into brand new walls. I was worried about one picture I had because it’s pretty heavy I thought I might have to put 2 nails in but I don’t want to put anymore holes in the walls than I have to so I decided to try with one to start with.
I put that one nail straight into a stud. Nice.

Still have more stuff to hang, not sure where I’m going to put it though.
Thinking about getting a Queen Size bed now, I’m beginning to dislike this twin more and more.

Oh, one last thing
Congrats to my cousin Paul for getting engaged.
Guess I’ll finally have to go out to Colorado and visit!
And this whole wedding happening less than 3 months from now at a church on top of a mountain (in Colorado, of course) that [i]requires an SUV to get to[/i] over looking the continental divide with the ceremony at sunset just sounds awesome.

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