Wednesday, 15 March 2017

No Break For You!

Says the taskmaster in my head, despite me genuinely needing a vacation. I know it, I know that I need one, I just can’t afford one, let me detail why.

First of all, it has been a while since my last vacation, okay, not that long ago, as in my Christmas Break, but that was huddling in my trailer next to heat.

As far as a go somewhere nice and relax in nature, it has been a while. For the past while it feels like I have been going all out, as in working all the time.

So a vacation or even a weekend away would be good, yet even that is out of the question. 

With my plan to put the cash back into my savings working out dismally, I need to avoid any unnecessary purchases.

At best I can only put any cash into my savings if my paycheque is larger than my budgeted minimum. 

So, the prospects of me putting all the cash back before I need to take it out again to become debt free is also not looking promising.

Beside the cash I would have to pay to stay for a week at some camping resort, there is the gas to get there and back and then worst of all the loss of income.

Sure, I have some left in the vacation fund at work but that does not cover the commission I make on online purchases. 

It is this amount that causes my paycheque to vary so much (along with the number of work days on it).

It would take a paycheque or two (perhaps three) to get myself back on track. Again, unacceptable, and certainly not in the cards, as I have two large cash outlays coming.

One is the renewal of Wanda’s Insurance in May, and the other is a weekend at a campground to de-winterize Wanda. 

That will be a spring cleaning weekend as well, so it will be a working weekend, not a plop and rest weekend.

This blog-entry is not to whine but to highlight that there are times that sometimes we don’t always get what we need, but we all must make do and soldier on.

For me, I will try to plop and not move much this weekend, other than with the rocking of Wanda due to some idiot zipping by (two feet from) my trailer at a high rate of speed.

Ah well, such is life, but at least the weather is warm, and that is something to smile about.

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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