One of my colleagues sat in on the last hour as part of my evaluation process. Another colleague will follow me around in the clinical setting next week. Then I have another meeting with all of them. New semester I do the same, and then I should get tenure.
I came home after work and took Malida to the credit union to get her account set up. She now holds an ATM card that actually works. Amazing! I am almost done with transferring all our bills over from the old account.
While reviewing accounts, I realized that I only had one more car payment on my car, so I paid it, and now no more car payments! Yay! Both our cars are in good shape, so we should be able to go a while before we have to buy another car.
I also looked at our mortgage statement, and realized that if I put half of what I was paying for the car payment into our monthly mortgage payment, I will be able to pay off the mortgage at about the same time I retire, in May of 2023. So I set that up as well.
For a while now I have wanted to get a better handle on our finances and see what goes where, and this has been the perfect opportunity to take a closer look. I am listing everything out so that Malida could figure it out if she had to. Kind of pre-planning for retirement as well.
I have a follow-up appointment with my regular doctor tomorrow. It was supposed to be about my foot, but now it is about rechecking labs from last year and stuff like that. I need a flu shot as well. I have only seen this guy once, and wasn't too impressed after having had a really great physician prior to that. If I am still not impressed this time, I'll make a switch.
More campus art. I think this is supposed to be a bear. It is a few steps from the dramatic tree, and yet another little delight in my work neighborhood.