“Lady” makes me sound old. I’m not as old as Julia though – ha!! Okay, quick and funny story – yesterday was her (real) 29th birthday, and I told Leith that it was her “first” 29th birthday. He asked me, “So how old is she really? 35?” I laughed SO HARD!! Apparently, by joking that she’s a cougar, we misled my dear husband into thinking that my friend is in her mid-30s but looks smokin’ hot and young!! “Well, I just figured she looked really good for her age…”
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Made. My. Morning. Yesterday!
But here I am on Day 3 of my 40-day challenge of waking up at 5am. So far, so good. I won’t lie – I had a power nap on Monday afternoon, but yesterday I went full-throttle from 5am-10pm!
I’m freakin’ tired this morning….
Yesterday was awesome though. I cranked out the activity needed to keep the momentum in my business rolling, booking interviews, follow-ups and consultations. I touched base with past clients that needed to be checked in on and just worked it. It was GREAT.
I also knocked a couple hundred dollars off our communications spending each month! Woo!! Our average cell phone bills have been hovering around the $250-300 mark, which is NOT cool. Our basic plans are $80/m each (plus another $45/m for necessary add-ons) because they are our only phone service and we need the high minutes. Unfortunately, we usually go over our minutes by anywhere from $60-150 A MONTH. Double-not cool.
Wait … isn’t “double-not” a double-negative, thus making it cool? Triple-not cool …
I went to the Telus store to crunch some numbers and found out that if I drop each of our plans to the bare minimum ($50/m each) and have a landline installed ($37/m), we will save SO MUCH money. I’m either at home or somewhere where there IS a phone most of the day, and Leith has a work phone that he uses until 6pm each night. I have unlimited incoming calls, and I kept our data plans – must be able to text and compulsively Tweet … and we can still iPhone-to-iPhone call each other as much as we want. Awwww….
BUT WAIT!! It gets better!! I called out internet provider and dropped our (ridiculous) contract from $90/m to $65/m. Small savings, but the service is already slow so I rarely download anything from iTunes anymore. Then, I get my confirmation email from Telus and my personal customer service rep, Kevin tells me that we qualify for their high-speed internet!!!
We looked into this in August, but we were just outside the service area – like, 2km outside. So we signed up for wireless high-speed on a 3-year contract at $90 a month! Telus’ most expensive high-speed is only $32/m and is waaaaaaay faster and more reliable. We have to pay a big chunk of change to get out of our contract with our current supplier, but we still have 27 months in our contract. In 13 months, we will see the savings from switching. YAY! SO HAPPY!!
So that’s the news that is getting me hop-hop-hopping out of bed this morning. Today is tax-prep day, and I am trying
to look forward to it, but I really don’t want
to sort through all the mish-mash of duplex and acreage receipts that I know
I should have organized at the time. Live and learn …. I decided to buy UFile this year, instead of QuickTax or going to an accountant. More work for me, but only $30 to file personal, rental and business returns. Here’s to hoping for a pretty little (HUGE)
government cheque to line my retirement savings
Have a great Wednesday!!