So here's the good news - and there's actually a lot of it! I got more money from the insurance company for my car than I expected, and I used part of that money as a down payment for the new car and part of it to pay off three more credit cards. Woo hoo! Yes, I have a brand new car loan instead of six months left on the old loan, but installment debt is way better than credit card debt. And 2.5% interest on the car loan is a ton better than 20+ percent on some of the credit cards.
And then, I followed a friend's advice that I just have to share with you all. If you don't already have a Discover card, apply for one! You can transfer balances for 0% interest for 14 months. So, that's what I did with the rest of my credit card debt. I don't think I'll be able to pay it all off in those 14 months, but I'm going to be able to make a seriously huge dent in it.
In other news, things are still going really great with my new guy. He's a real sweetie and he makes me laugh. He lives in Tucson, which complicates things a little bit, but he has driven the two hours to see me a bunch of times over the last month, and I've driven down to see him once. We've gone to the Ostrich Festival, the Botanical Garden, the movies, bowling, watched two of the NCAA basketball playoff games together, gone hiking twice, baked cookies together, and generally have had a great time. Next weekend, he's going to meet my best friend from high school and I'll meet one of his good friends while we watch the loser Diamondbacks play the loser Phillies! And the weekend after that we're going to Vegas!
Now if I can just get back to my healthy eating and exercising... Since Sunday, I've been suffering a bit with yet another cold and so I haven't worked out since last Wednesday I think? Maybe Tuesday. Either way, I really need to get back to it. But I'm not going to bother tonight. Instead, I'm going to go to bed early and try to shake the rest of this crappy cold. Hello NyQuil, my old friend. Hopefully, I'll be back posting in another day or two with the happy news that I'm back on track with the gym.