Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

A different day ahead

My usually blank calendar is pretty stuffed today. Stuffed by my standards anyway. There's swimming at 11 and then I'm going to stop by the manicurist and get my nails done and then there's my date with the pulmonologist. Oh and I have some holds waiting for me at the library.

The doctor's appointment isn't until 3:20. I do want to get there early as I'm assuming there will be new doctor forms to fill out. Even so there's time in between that I haven't yet figured out what to do with. Worst case I'll just hang at the doctor's office. It's comfortable with a gorgeous view, free wifi and a nice coffee shop.

None of it is that far away from home so I can play it all by ear and will.

My plans for future income to cover living expenses are, today, finally all in place. Social Security, this morning, shows that I am now fully approved and will be getting, into my checking account, a nice little old people's salary. To augment that, I'm drawing a bit out of my investments every month and I was able to finally see that online this morning as well. There was nothing to indicate that there were issues but it is just nice to see it all in place. It will all start in April. Whew.

Property taxes for the year have been paid as well as home owners dues. So my monthly nut is very containable for the rest of 2015. Nice.

I started saving for my retirement in my early 30's because my friend, Rick, in HR forced me to sign up for this new retirement matching funds program at work. I didn't understand it and didn't care but he badgered me until I did it. It wasn't until my 40's that I really got serious, though. I started investing. Not for retirement, really, but because I knew if I didn't, I'd just waste more money money on more crap. I'm now exceedingly grateful to me.

Now it's time to get up and get dressed and get breakfast and get organized to head out.
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