Fix the Fix

I am supposed to be quitting tobacco this weekend. I am not excited about this. I am very anxious over the proposal, but I need to do this. 

I have the valium ready. This is a long weekend. But I want to do my normal activities and I know that isn’t possible while either quitting or while on downers. 

…So it is all or nothing. Quitting is a major step towards financial stability. Not even going into health benefits and the costs associated with continuation, the habit costs a crazy amount that is embarrassing to say. ~250 month wasting on that stuff is silly, but true. Along with the recent reduction of the cell bill by 40 and 70 by loss of Comcast, I will once again be back into the black with my monthly budget, instead of the estimated (avg) 200 month into the red

…it really is the game changer that I have been waiting to play. 

…i just really don’t look forward to playing this card. 

Breakdown of what this could mean: I could do any of these things with that 350 per month:

  • Wing Chun for 100/mo + my cohen gym membership (20) + 230/mo toward old bills to catch up proper amounts 
  • Golf club membership with a friend and get good at golf + 100/mo towards whatever 
  • 350/mo towards remodeling the house 
  • 350/mo towards catching up on bills and then beginning another emergency fund

I really want to do all these things, but I really doubt I’ll do the golf any time soon. And the non-fun stuff will certainly be mixed in there. And I really want to try the wing chun for a couple months to see if I can enjoy group training. I have always avoided group training, but martial arts have been calling my name pretty loudly for a few years and I need to quit ignoring the call. 

    ……….woooooooo it is late!!

    **may be near 210 or so, but I bet it really is near 250…I don’t track my finances. 

    5/24/2017 Wednesday (Tuesday night) 1:38am

    I FINALLY DITCHED COMCAST 

    Woooo. Finally!!

    (again) it isn’t my first time, but I’ve had it for nearly a year. I followed the instructions found through this link. 

    It was actually pretty quick. I stayed overly polite through the duration. I got MAC address numbers for my digi box and modem. I need to verify that these #’s match my equipment. I was quickly transferred to the appropriate phone person (not billing; I forget the name; it is in the link). This person asked every single question that the link [thanks! to billfixers.com] says Comcast would ask. Where I gave the perfect answers to. I had a slight conversation with the operator. And it was done. 

    Now, I await a box to arrive to ship my equipment to Comcast (with) and hope for smooth transition. I also hope that the billing will be as stated: last bill in two weeks, pro-rated to ~$33.00. And not a recurring nightmare on my bank auto withdrawl. Because Comcast is known for that sort of nonsense. 

    Either way, it is a great step towards reasonable living. I already lowered my cell bill — where data is now unlimited. So, having wifi is pointless assuming reception/quality is agreeably the same. I had plans to enjoy Destiny 2 on PS4, in a couple months, but I can still take my tv and console and 50 foot ethernet cord to a friend’s house for a LAN party and really nerd it up.

    My TV has been unplugged for 3 months?? I don’t know, it’s been a while. I only used the lame digi box once. Whatever. I miss Netflix occasionally, but there’s an iPhone app for that. I got headphones. 

    As conclusion for the Comcast (until followup blog):

    The site suggests to say you are leaving the country… err moving there… out of Comcast’s sticky little fingers. 
    …if anyone asks… I’m moving to England next week, but I have no idea what part of the country……and I have no plans as to my return…

    5/23/2017 Tuesday, 7:22pm

    I’m tired of stupid car problems 

    Got rid of black truck due to electrical issues. Now red car has them. I have an extended warranty; will it cover issues where the window is working – only sometimes?
    And why am I already having battery issues?
    So irritated by this car already. 
    Wish I wasn’t still 4k underwater on a vehicle. (plus another 3k to Dad). 
    I’m also tired of living in such a stupid location: 15 miles from work in one direction, 10 miles from family in another direction and 10 miles past work to get to recreation. I have zero need for anything within 10 miles from my house, besides grocery food or poor restaurant food. I also have nothing attracting me to my own house except a bed and shower. 
    I’m sooo ready to be done with this place; I sooo should have been gone by now.