Thursday, November 27, 2008


So Payday has finally come and I think with this and my next paycheque I might be ok for the rest of this year, and not just scraping by.

I still gotta work hard to get money for vacation next spring. Hoping to go to Scotland this year and visit my cousins that live there.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Where are the stores?

So I'm finally finishing my basic setup for my new basketball blog, Canuckhoops.

I'm thinking of adding a online store to the site. There are online stores that you can sign up for that will print your logo on items for sale and give you a small cut of the profits. So I wouldn't need to carry inventory and could possibly sell some stuff if the site gets popular.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Can I make a difference

I am working like a dog and starting to wonder where I'm going.

I am wondering if I can effectively do anything more with myself right now. Am I only good for driving a bus for a paycheque?

Well I gotta do something to get outta these doldrums.

Always wanna make a difference in the world and I feel about as far from that as possible.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Waiting for the $$$'s to come!

So I've been working as much overtime as I can get over the past three weeks, but I won't see it on a cheque until later this week.

Living on pennies until then.

Really tired of struggling by, so I'm gonna take all the extra hours I can get until I feel ahead. Trying not do too much and burn out.

All this work has kinda put my other goals on hiatus, but hopefully I get back to them soon.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Building to Launch

So although this blog has no following I am starting my second blog. I hope to finish preparing the page by the end of the weekend. I have a logo and some creative ideas for it, hopefully it's seen as more entertaining than this personal diary styled blog.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New blog!

So I have finally set up my second blog. It's a basketball blog called Canuckhoops. I'm gonna blog about my opinion on the state of Canadian basketball and university and college ball in the great white north.

Should be cool!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ready to put in work

Well I have increased my overtime availability at my work to try and get some savings put away to go on vacation in the spring.

The only problem in that I don't work a shift that has a lot of overtime hours. Kinda makes it hard right now.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Working Overtime

Oh man, I got the overtime today. 11.5 hours of overtime on the busiest bus route in Brampton.

Hope that this pays off and I get outta my financial woes quickly.

Gonna take care of business

Well since I agreed to complete my bankruptcy, by paying $900 to the trustee, I have had trouble pulling the money together on my regular paycheque, so I have decided to sign up for as much overtime as I can and get that cleared up.

After that I may continue pushing overtime because I have vacation time coming in April/May and I want to go away somewhere.

Also want to buy a new car this year, so I will spend the next six months following the end of my bankruptcy saving and preparing to buy a new car.

So there will be quite a lot more overtime in my future to get to those goals.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Earnings crunch!

So feeling a money crunch lately and I'm not sure how to handle it. I have to pay a $900 bill to my trustee as soon as possible, but I'm finding it difficult to get the money together on my paycheque and I'm not excited about working overtime since I finally have weekends off.

Looks like I will put in some overtime and get stuff paid for. Really kinda on my own as far as paying for stuff right now. Kinda down that my job doesn't seem to cover my financial needs, but such is life.

I figure that when my wife goes back to work again then maybe things will get easier, but they probably won't because we'll just spend the extra on other stuff.

Sucks right now though!