As is typical of Mondays, I ended up thinking a bit about money today. We've both got estimates now on our tax refunds, and it looks like we'll both be in pretty good shape. Diana isn't entirely comfortable with the way I'm spending big bucks on the honeymoon, so she'd like to throw her refund at least toward our rings (which, thanks to the price of platinum right now, could suck). I'm OK with it though.
I'm actually fairly comfortable with our money situation for now, and don't have any reason to not be as long as I'm working. The only fear I have is that we're eventually gonna have to take a bath on her house to get rid of it, and that sucks. If it ends up being like 10k, so be it, that's a year's worth of what she was already paying into the mortgage. But if it's more, I don't have a better game plan.
She did get some good news last week though, in that she found an insurance policy that was actually less than what she was paying before, instead of one being quadruple because the house is vacant. It's about fucking time she caught a break.
I'm actually even cautiously optimistic that ad rates are starting to rebound a little. November and December were some of the worst CPM's I've seen ever. I'm still concerned about the year-over-year traffic decrease, but that gap is starting to close, though I can't attribute it to anything. I can only hope it continues.