Quote of the day. I Quit!!

Yep – tomorrow is the big day!

The day when I will hand in a letter to my employer of 7 years which says “I QUIT!”

Well, it will more likely say “please accept this as my formal resignation…………thanks so much for the opportunity etc etc etc”……but you get the idea right?

I can’t believe we are so close to escaping!  The days were really dragging back in July when we thought this would be such a great idea!  And now there’s just 32 days left and much more than 32 things to still get done!

I had a sleepless night last night thinking about all the things we (I use the we-word loosely) still have to do.

Then I started to worry about the money side of it.  I have a spreadsheet that lists where we are at, money-wise.  Occasionally I think I’m better than that spreadsheet and I start totting up in my head what other cash we are yet to collect.  I usually forget something and worry that I can’t count and we will really be $20,000 short.  Or that my Excel spreadsheet can’t count………..

Of course then I turn on the computer and look at the list and relax again knowing that it’s all OK.

Last night was no exception.  I should have just gotten up and turned on the computer but instead I tossed and turned calculating in my head how it would all work out and how much per day that would be for food, accommodation etc.  I eventually had a little visit with facebook – everyone else was asleep so I soon got bored with that and finally went to sleep around 3am!

Enter zombieland today!!

So here I am tonight analyzing the good old spreadsheet and of course it can add up perfectly!!  Who knew?

I think my constant totting up in my head is because of the fact that the money is not in our bank account.  There’s just on $20,000 in the bank.  The rest is items we have already paid for that were in my budget.  Passports, storage, tickets to KL, removal costs, backpacks etc.

And then there is the bulk that is yet to come….our severance pay, money from selling our car, tax returns, bank interest, savings from housesitting, our own saving until we go, those last few bits of money we are owed from various sources – it will all add up but right now it’s freaking me out a bit!!  I’d feel a whole lot better if it was sitting in the bank earning interest!

I really love bank interest!

This post was meant to be part of a 30 day project being run by bootsnall.com.  I kind of got sidetracked but now I’m catching up because it was such a good idea and I can’t bear to leave it unfinished!  Check back each day for my latest bout of rambling….

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