24/February/2015, Day 055. Tuesday.
Unhappy times in our house tonight; Grump and Sweetie are fighting about money.
It doesn't help matters that the last two nights Grump has gone to bed late, and then the past two mornings Dodong has woken both Grump and Sweetie up exceptionally early. Tiredness tends to lead to grouchiness, particularly in Grump's case.
Anyway ...... our credit card debt has ballooned to over $5,000, with no end in sight. Grump will receive his annual bonus from the company he works for this Friday, but it will only pay for a little more than half of this debt. What really frosts Grump about all this is the accumulating interest payments. We paid about $240 interest last year. This year we have already paid almost $70 in interest to our "spending card" creditors.
But the spending continues unabated. How will this finally end, and when it arrives, will the end be happy or tragic?
At work today Grump received mixed news. On the one hand he was given a good performance review, which is always a good thing. On the other hand, he received news that his work load was effectively doubling! This isn't as bad as it sounds, because his current workload wasn't necessarily onerous, but the potential now exists for both applications he will support to have massively time consuming problems simultaneously, which could be unbelievably stressful.
Maybe his affiliate marketing business will take off? (Don't hold your breath just yet!)
Kuya says he "learned play" in school today.
Dodong seems to be getting better, but with all the illness circulating around these days, particularly at Grump's work place, we are still concerned for him.