24K sitting in the credit union at 0.55%…
5K went to pay for new mattresses and bedframes (organic natural mattresses, wooden beds, but no headboards)
7K to pay daycare a lump sum to get a 5% discount. The part we’re not paying during the year will either go to retirement (we could put away 76K extra into tax deferred savings if we had that much) or to pay down the house. But I’m not sure which… I’m leaning towards retirement.
~1K is going to combat gremlins who decided to go on a rampage since we released this extra money from its previous obligation. The sprinkler guy, the electrician, the locksmith, an appliance repair person, a car battery… (we did save $600 in furniture repair using a tube of toothpaste). Oh lord, I just noticed we haven’t needed a plumber yet… I hope that doesn’t jinx us.
$1.5K is going for plane tickets to see DH’s family at Thanksgiving.
$500-$800 will go to buy a gas grill at the end of the season.
$300 to change the locks on the house. (We have a lot of locks on the house.)
$2K for the 529 plans of DH’s cash strapped relations.
That leaves ~6.5K. That’s not quite so stunning as the original amount. Mortgage lump sum? It’ll have to wait a month because of the refinance. :) I hope that doesn’t attract more gremlins. :(
Whaddya think? Did we make bad choices? Good choices? Any thoughts on the remaining 6.5K?