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Done; Done; And Fixed

March 16th, 2017 at 10:49 am

Well I have just now paid B's tax bill of $2780.95. That is DONE. It took 6 months for us to save up the money and I am so glad to not have that expense anymore. It is money we owed because it is a portion of his earnings from the business but it certainly was not fun saving up to pay a big bill. Oh well.


After the tax was paid, I swept the first two months of the Christmas savings challenge into the tax account because it turns out it pays slightly higher interest.

I then sorted out which bank accounts the car insurances will be getting deducted out of; turned out his car is still getting debited out of the business account. So $2090.56 car insurance sorted out now. DONE. It is due to be withdrawn somewhere between the 19th and the 21st. Part of me thinks the bank account for his should be changed but part of me thinks that we may be looking for another car insurance provider next year anyway as it went up $149.16 this year, I imagine it will go up again. My car is amazing because it is 14 years old yet is nearly $1000 a year to insure. Part of me wonders if it is even worth having comprehensive these days with a 14yo car because the market value if stolen or written off is only $3000-$5000. What a crock it all is. Anyway that task can also be ticked off the list. DONE.

Then we received the dishwasher seal on Tuesday night. We managed to get ourselves into a dishes routine so as to not be too bothered by not having a dishwasher and B spent some quality time giving the dishwasher a deep clean while we waited for the seal. Then it arrived and after a couple of nights and a bit of water all over the floor, my handyman husband fixed it so now we don't have to call out a repairman or (worst case scenario) buy a new dishwasher. I am so blessed to have a husband who is so handy with repairing things and tinkering with engines. So we can cross that off the list too! FIXED.

That's about all I have at the moment in the way of news. The $5000 outflow from our bank accounts is enough financial news! Thankfully the dishwasher is fixed so no outflow there thank goodness.

6 Responses to “Done; Done; And Fixed”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    It's so good that you had that money saved up! Smile

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Yeah but it was forced savings because there was no choice. Never mind it's all dealt with now Smile.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Glad it is over and that you had saved the money, even if it is was forced savings!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    We may need to get a new seal for our fridge -though neither of us have a clue how to change it.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks Rob Smile.

    FrugalTexan we really had to consult our manual, even with B's skill at handyman type things so you could try using the manual, or watching YouTube videos, or see how much it is to get a repairman to do it if you're not sure if hubby will be able to change it.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I don't think we have the manual, but checking youtube is a good idea.

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