I’m dogsitting tonight and tomorrow night, working all day tomorrow, and working on and off throughout the day sunday. i’ll have to get gas to facilitate all this working ($30) but will be making $460 cash plus $100 in future paychecks. what a great weekend!
I was working on a savings goal of $4000. My plans changed about 2 weeks ago sooooo.... March 2013: $2100 April 2013: $0 I used my entire savings for a down payment on a new car because the prospect of spending another summer transporting and caring for dogs with a manual lock/window sedan was absolutely miserable. So I ditched the 2002 Corolla for a 2010 Honda Fit Sport and I love it more than anything else that I own! FWiW, I’m starting over on the savings next week.
@ATF@twitter i’m in boston as well. i was in newton dog sitting this morning and made my way home to brighton around 11am. been glued to the news since 4am when i woke up to get water and checked twitter.... $0 tonight as i’m hunkered down. working all day tomorrow- $10 on breakfast/lunch since there’s no food in my apartment. working sunday morning and have no plans except watch a lot of television and forget the nightmare that this week has been ($0)
i didn’t do an estimate because so many factors were up in the air but it turned into a very expensive weekend due to one decision: i bought a new car. so i spent $2500 on the down payment. i also went to a friend’s birthday party in cambridge and bought a 6pack of hoegaarden to bring with me ($10.49) and had to get cat food and a fur remover thing because i am always covered in animal hair ($50.78) for a grand total of $2561.27. now that it’s written on the internet forever and ever maybe it’ll seem a little more real to me.
I have a uniform only because my work clothes get pretty disgusting and I would never wear them for anything else. Black cotton/spandex leggings, a cotton long sleeved shirt or tank top (depending on the weather), sneakers, and the same blue hoodie. If I were to wear any of these clothes anywhere else, every dog I pass tries to follow me down the street.
@sintaxis i have a paralyzing fear that the owner of the clothes will come back in when i’m elbow deep in their undies, so i usually just neurotically check the machines every 10 minutes until one opens up
@amyfrances i’m a full time dog walker, part time pet shop employee, and a dog trainer in training. if you’re in the boston area i can get you in on the action!
@Norrey as someone whose job it is to hang out with puppies/dogs all day, you are definitely right. i love my job and can’t really imagine doing anything else with my life, but it still feels like work. i loved this piece, so relevant
working on a savings goal of $4000 i’ve deemed “Becoming an Adult Human” Feb 2013: $1680 March 2013: $2100 it is THRILLING to see that number keep going up. i have a feeling once i hit my goal (projected late august/early september) i’ll just let the autosaves continue and see how much i can get in there. i’m anticipating a lessened income during the summer due to a huge freelance client being down the cape for 4 months, so hopefully i can keep the weekly savings going.