so far, today, i've informed the team (one and one) that we'll lose our project on august 1. lovely way to send people off into the summer season, eh?
also, i had a dentist appointment. it was the sixth, and final tooth, that needed work. (one of the teeth needed 3 separate appointments, mergggh!)
i'm done, hooray!
that means, loosely calculated, that i've spent $2,600 on my teeth since september. dad probably helped out with $6-700. add on top of that almost $2,000 in school loan payments, and $400 i had to unexpectedly pay back to my company for the paris trip (...don't ask).
so, not counting dad's help, that's approx. $4100 in BORING yet necessary expenses that have plagued me since september. that's roughly $450/month on top of regular expenses. that's more than a quarter of my monthly paycheck (after taxes)
it's safe to say the past 9 months have been pretty ..tough, financially speaking. but, well, with the dentist bills dealt with, and the paris aftermath, things should be clearing up. finally!
hearing my dentist say: "so! that was that -- see you in a year for your annual check-up?" was AMAZING. i shook his hand very enthusiastically, and smiled crookedly (due to the anasthesia) at him.
i'm still not quite out of the woods money-wise (i've raked up various minor loans from my parents and marp), and not having a project lined up after summer isn't.. ideal. but whatever.
no more dentist to drain. yey. :)
...and now back to discussing having to let people go, with the people being let go. not yey...