Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Yoo Hoo, Fitzy . . .
Then I took a part-time job doing medical transcription, thinking that would be the way to go. Got over that pretty quickly, too.
Another Star Flyers trip did happen; a year and a half ago we went to the Windward Islands. And I've come to think that if another trip is in the stars for us, it will happen somehow.
But, getting back to summer of 2007, some of the pondering I did happened in blog posts. And one of you, QuiltingFitzy, wrote this in a comment:
PS...try looking at ingdirect.com for a really easy way to save. They have an internet savings account that pays 4.5% and I have been using them since 2001 with no issues. If you have any ?, drop me an email. I'm just a really happy customer 8^)
I'm not a good saver. Never have been. It's a flaw in my make up. But what Fitzy was proposing sounded like a sane idea, and I set up an account that automatically deducts a small amount weekly from our regular checking account. We never miss it. In fact, I don't even look at the monthly statements they send me.
Last year that ING account funded our summer vacation to North Carolina. And I haven't touched it since then.
We have an antique loveseat that needs rebuilding and recovering. And we both hate our refrigerator, one that simply will not die despite our evil wishes towards it.
This morning I got a notice that the ING statement was ready. So I went and looked. And lo! Behold! Come September, there will be enough money to fund one of those projects. Painlessly!
So, Fitzy dear, if you are still following this blog, thank you for the idea (three years later)!
Posted by Nancy Stevens on Wednesday, August 04, 2010