I was all happy that with July brings the end of Dh's cell phone contract and I can switch him to a cheaper pay-as-you-go plan, like I am on. I was looking online at his account with Sprint and see that the contract actually ends August 31st. Drat! I had specifically remembered that the reason he had to get a new phone 2 years ago in July was because our vehicle got broken into and it was stolen. But I think we waited a few weeks before we got him a new phone (that's how little he uses it) so, that put us into August. Ah well - it'll be here soon enough and then I can cut that bill down from $43 to probably $10-20 a month.
My next 2 paychecks are really going to feel "short". I'm hourly and we are paid twice a month. Tomorrow's paycheck is only an 80 hour pay period and I just realized, in looking at the calendar, that the July 15 paycheck is also only 80 hours. Those usually don't happen 2 in a row too often. Most are 88 (with a few 96 hours thrown in there). So, I am really going to feel like money is short with approximately $400 less in take home pay, than I am used to, over the next month. At least the July 31 pay check is 96 hours so I can catch up.
Dh wakes me up last night to tell me he forgot to tell me we are invited to a friends birthday party/bbq on the 4th. I laughed and said when were you going to tell me - a few hours before? He thinks he tells me stuff all the time but really didn't. This will be a good distraction for us that day as our previous 4th's were always spent with our best friend, who passed away last year. He loved the 4th and always had a big BBQ and fireworks. It will be good that we are busy this year, rather than sitting at home.