Eileen had a lot of schoolwork to do yesterday, so she ended up cleaning out the fireproof file cabinet to procrastinate. In the process, she came across some savings bonds that I had been given by my grandparents throughout my childhood. The oldest one was from 1974 and the most recent was from 1986.
I had gotten them assessed about 10 years ago, at which time the banker told me they wouldn’t accrue much more interest and I should just redeem them. But for some reason, I put it off.
And it’s a good thing I did. They gained a total of $500 more interest, coming to approximately $1800 in all!
Looks like Timmas isn’t over.
Just yesterday morning, I was drueling over a Phonak racing jersey I saw in Budget Bikes. I might have to make it mine. Of course, I still have trouble justifying extravagant purchases, especially since I married the frugal muse, so I’m not sure if I’ll actually be able to buy it without “the buyer’s remorse.”
And we now find out a week late that Floyd Landis tested positive for doping on the day of his big breakaway.
So I may have to go for the xbox360 instead. I’ve been putting off that purchase for some time now. But just in case anyone out there was procrastinating on getting me a birthday present. Timmas lives!