Sunday, 3 November 2013

Projects Update

Current debt: $6000

Almost under $5000 now! Just one more paycheque and I'll be good to go. I always need to reserve a chunk of my pay for myself to pay off things such as my trainer, buying miscellaneous gifts, and just being self-indulgent. Computer games that I won't have time to play won't buy themselves you know.

Speaking of time, I've been doing what I can with each project and while it has been a struggle seeing as I've started shutting down at the end of the night. I'm getting used to doing a minimum of 10 hour if not 12 hour shifts every day. While the OT is great, it doesn't leave much me-time.

But I'll need that OT, especially if I make a certain purchase in the comings weeks which will greatly increase my debt.

Oh my poor wallet...

Project Derp:

Goal: $$$$

I had high hopes of making this project self-sustaining last month, but various other parties stopped talking to me so we're back to working on it on my own. It's still churning along, and I keep wishing I had more time to work on it.

And then I realized that I did have the time. I just had to be sneaky about it.

You see, being stuck in the office late at night isn't so bad. Especially when I'm the last one there with no one around to watch me. It's kind of funny, to think that I'm getting paid OT to work on this. Despite the lack of internet, I can still whip out my laptop and type things up for an hour or so before the last truck rolls into the plant.

Hopefully this can continue, despite the reduced work hours now that the construction season has ended.

Project Vegas:

Goal: Travel

Almost done this one here. I'm at about the 1/4, maybe 1/3 mark, and within the month I should have completed it. The oncoming Christmas season should definitely help though again, I am jealous of Americans. This would have been so much easier if I lived there but alas.

I'll make due with what I have in Canada.

It just snowed, and there is ice everywhere.

Project Pandering:

Goal: Learn and re-learn skills.

This is one project where I definitely need a day off to effectively do anything. And unfortunately, there haven't been many of those as of late. I mean, I could dedicate an hour in the evenings, or I could spend an hour letting my brain melt on Youtube after a long day at work.

Guess which one wins out more.

But again, the construction season has ended. So maybe I'll be able to make it home for dinner for the first time in a long time.

Project Jason:

Goal: Exercise

Again, this project has been the most consistent of all of them. Especially since I started working out with my personal trainer Eli. And he works me, and it hurts, and I love it. Well, I mostly love it. I still don't like leg day. Actually, I really dislike leg day, even before I started work with Eli.

I mean, I did a leg day workout with him last Tuesday. At the time of this post, it is Sunday. My calves have ALMOST stopped hurting. Almost. Oh, and want to hear a funny story?

It's a story about Damian sitting on a toilet after leg day. And then being unable to stand back up. He had to kind of push himself off the edge of the sink or else flop onto the cold bathroom floor and then wiggle back up. You realize how much fun that is right?

Luckily, my arms still worked fine.

Whoo! Lots of fun this month. If only I had more time to blog about it. Project progress inching along, the story regarding my CPAP machine to help with my sleeping problems will be posted as soon as I hear back from the doctors, and the purchase that will sink me far back into debt.

Oh, and my probation for my job is coming up within the next week or two. Wish me luck.


  1. Sounds like your life is busy and good. Hope it continues that way!

  2. Good luck with all of this. The debt seems to be coming down really well. Even if the construction season ends you should be able to keep some hours hopefully. If not I think you've more than earned a position back when it starts up again should something happen. I know you really want the money and all but maybe less hours will end up being a bit of a blessing in disguise.

  3. Good luck! Good job with your debt. Mine is significantly larger than that, but every time I hit a tiny milestone ("woo-hoo! under 49k!"), it makes me happy.

  4. it never snows down here except maybe for a day in Feb or March

  5. Sounds like your workout is quite the workout!! That's a good thing. :)

    Good luck w/the probation period being over at work.

  6. Good luck!
    You have so much going on, hopefully you'll be able to slow down a bit now the season's over :)

  7. Love your Canuckian stereotype pic. Mmmm, beer and timbits . . . .

  8. Way to go on setting goals!

    Good luck on the ending of you probation period

  9. Yes, I did enjoy that story. Any toilet related story is always worth hearing.

    This reminds me of a great 'first world problems' meme I saw the other day. "Has a job, can finally afford video games. Has a job, doesn't have time to play video games anymore."

  10. haha always nice when you can do other work at work and get paid for it still, good luck too, if project vegas works, share! lol

  11. Great dent on the debt and always love the project updates. I am guilty of your Derp tactic too,

  12. Best of luck Damian, I highly doubt that you're going to fail your probation though, there's no fear at all in my opinion. Also bad luck on the weather, I was hoping it wouldn't snow just yet in Canada, can see that getting in the way of all travelling which is a nuisance.

  13. Good progress for the most part. Posts like these help you get a nice broader picture, right? Keep chugging along, just don't fall down in the toilet! ;D

  14. wishing you luck. and please take care of your health..As they always is wealth

  15. Good luck! You should have some you time though. It's important.

    You're jealous of us why? You're the ones with the decent healthcare system and people who know how to handle guns.

  16. whip out your laptop...?
    Since you said you were alone in the office at night, I thought you were going somewhere else with that.

  17. Good luck with your job! It's nice to see you're coming ahead so well with all these now. Kinda like I figured would happen. Winkwink.

    If anything should be physically fit, it should be your legs. They hold you up. The intense pain will only last so long before you start seeing the benefits.

  18. It sounds like things are heading in the right direction. If I only had half your energy! Looking forward to your next update.

  19. You seems so much busy and I think you enjoy it! Keep it up! You can do it!

    Good luck to you.. :)

  20. Good luck! :) Computer games that you won't have time to play are important!

  21. Funny how there's always something to sink us back into debt. Good luck with your excellent goals.

  22. Wishing you all the best with your probation! I just know you'll pass with honours!! You are working so hard and giving this job your all! Good grief! I hope you get to Vegas soon too! And may you be super duper fit with the excellent Eli! Take care

  23. Busy busy and I think you are awesome with all the goal setting.
    Keep focussed

  24. LOL! Your toilet seat issue is exactly why I don't work out... well, that, and I'm lazy ;)