Saturday, August 22, 2009


Just keepin' it real here, folks.

The other day I had to put a new register in my checkbook. It was the 3rd one I was packing into my checkbook cover as I don't take one out until I have it balanced all the way through. I looked back through and realized that I hadn't balanced the checkbook since the middle of the first one. Yikes. So this evening after we got back from a family picnic I ignored the heaps of dirty dishes on the counter and decided to work on it.

First, I had to round up the bank statements. I pulled together a pile of them and put them in the statement binder. Then I pulled out the checkbook and got started. The last date I had balanced the checkbook?

January 15, 2009.

At least it's this year and not last year.

I got through March 15 and realized I was missing the statement for April. Great. I went back through my folder that I've been stuffing everything "important" in and didn't find it. Then I shuffled through a mountain of stuff on the desk and found it. Yay. But decided to call it a night while things were still good. At least it's balancing so far!


Sally said... [Reply to comment]

You're a good woman, there! I hope all goes smoothly from here on out.

We no longer get paper statements, everything is online, and so, I just leave it all in Andrew's hands and ask what the balance is from time to time.

So does this mean I no longer balance the checkbook? Yes. (And you can call me a bum, if that's what it takes to feel even!) I don't know what we are missing out on, except some mental exercises at this point.