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A Bumpy Start To 2018

January 6th, 2018 at 05:08 pm

My new year did not start out very well. What I thought was a cold, then thought was the flu, was confirmed through a chest x-ray as pneumonia. So I've been off work most of last week, and will most likely be out this coming week. Thank goodness for a lot of accrued sick time, and decent health insurance. I'll have some bills coming in from the initial urgent care visit so not sure what the total damage is yet. So far I've only had to pay $20 for 2 scripts and a $10 co-pay for a follow-up appointment. The only good thing is that I haven't been able to go out and spend any money!

It has been terribly cold in my area of the east coast with wind chill temps below zero. I'm sure my utility bill will be higher then usual as a result.

My main financial goal for 2018 is to diligently track my spending each month. I really need to do this to get a real picture of my yearly spending so I can plan better for what I'll need when I retire.

My other goal is to post my numbers here at the end of each month, and check-in more frequently. I do read the blogs every day.

My continued thoughts go out to Thrift and her family.

6 Responses to “A Bumpy Start To 2018”

  1. snafu Says:

    Hope your recovery goes smoothly. Glad you saw a doctor, learned you needed antibiotics to fight pneumonia instead of presuming it was flu.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry you have been ill. May your recover quickly!

  3. Dido Says:

    Feel better soon!

    Thank goodness warmer weather should be coming in a couple of days!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about the pneumonia! Hope you recover quickly.

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