Today was my second day of classes, which meant that today I found out whether I would be able to register for both classes or only one, and what art supplies I would have to buy just to take the classes. It also meant that i had to scramble to try to get all the art supplies before Drawing class tomorrow, despite my lack of transportation and the bulk of the materials required. So tonight after class I found an open, local art supply store (Wet Paint on Forest just North of University) and managed to get all of my art supplies for the low, low price of $303.58. I had to split it between two cards because of recent overspending and poor choice of credit cards for certain transactions. When I came home freaked out about spending so much money, I opened up quicken and started playing around. Assuming that the rent payment that I plan to make Saturday or Sunday doesn’t clear before Friday (not unreasonable, considering how long they’ve taken to clear rent checks in previous months (not less than 5 days past the first)), I won’t even have to activate my overdraft protection. If next month’s rent payment doesn’t clear until at least the 4th, I will have plenty of leeway to apy all outstanding debts without going below zero or above the credit limits of any of my accounts at all, accoring to currently understood debts and incomes. If I get bonuses every month (expected, to a certain degree) I will be able to do things like spend a little more on the vacation I will be taking in Hawaii next month (airfare and hotel covered by a prize package, food and incidentals covered by me and Angela) and pre-pay on some of my accounts sooner.
Anyway, I came home from class and from shopping and was feeling pretty stressed out and awful (worse, considering the near-migraine I had right before leaving work (subdued by a few appropriate pills)) and realized that I still had 5 alcoholic malt beverages (approx. 5% alcohol by volume, each) in my refrigerator. I started with two twisted teas, and then by the time I was halfway though the Captain Morgan Gold that followed, I finished finessing my accounts into a reasonable balance and didn’t feel as bad. I’ve had the DNA Incredi-blu and part of a regular DNA since then, and I’m somewhere past a buzz now. I’ll be going to bed soon, and we’ll see how I feel in the morning. Right now I mostly feel numb. Not worried about money, and whether that’s because of the alcohol or because I made some graphs look like I would have enough money for a while, I don’t know.