I'm back! Something broke on networthshare.com and the login through Facebook functionality had stopped working so I wasn't able to log in for my April entry. Shoutout to whoever fixed it! I deal with member feedback tickets in my job so I know how thankless it is.
Job-wise, I've been stuck on one major task for the past 6 weeks. I did my work and two weeks in we decided to scrap that and I had to redo the work over again. It's almost done now and I hope to finish it by the end of this week, but "almost done" is not the same as "done done" -sigh-. I have actually finished one complicated task in the last 6 weeks and am almost done degugging another large refactor but those are not as important as the major task that's dragged on. I'm losing the esteem of my manager and need to build it up again by finishing the two large tasks on my plate right now.
I finished taxes last month, it wasn't too complicated. The funds from my previous 401K transferred to the new account. I later got another pair of checks from dividends, miscalculation, etc. which transferred to the new account as well. My brokerage account has grown nicely with the auto transfer and my retirement account is growing quickly with my employer match.
I'm still accumulating creature comforts. Last month I bought a desk and a computer monitor off craigslist so I can viably work from home now. This month I bought a used iPhone 6 off craigslist and a new Fitbit from Best Buy. The phone was overdue as my previous phone's screen had cracked three months ago. I got a new case and screen protector from Best Buy so this won't be happening again. Next up I'll continue to work on my wardrobe but mostly I'll spend money on summer travel.
I just came back from an epic road trip with my boyfriend in which we spent three days in the volcanic region of California. We had some serious couple talks and I couldn't be happier with the long weekend. And I'm taking two days vacation and flying to the east coast next weekend. I think I'll book tickets to Chicago for Independence Day weekend as well.