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If not bills;what?

PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun, 2020 4:18 pm
by Moondog55
The second Covid panic monetary stimulus payment comes to some people next month. It would be almost enough to get myself a Feathered Friends Vireo finally.
With perhaps enough left over to get the new bigger khukri too.
I know that many people worse off then we are will be paying it off their mortgages or forward paying rent but for everybody else will the money be staying here in Australia or heading somewhere else to buy stuff simply not available here?

Re: If not bills;what?

PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun, 2020 6:12 pm
by north-north-west
Seriously thinking about one of Mike's quilts. That or photographic gear. Or a 2p X-Mid.

Re: If not bills;what?

PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun, 2020 8:06 pm
by Joynz
How does one get the stimulus payment?

I assume I’m not eligible as haven’t been notified...

Re: If not bills;what?

PostPosted: Mon 29 Jun, 2020 9:07 pm
by Moondog55
Joynz wrote:How does one get the stimulus payment?

I assume I’m not eligible as haven’t been notified...

You have to in receipt of a government payment, in my case my Old Age pittance

Re: If not bills;what?

PostPosted: Tue 30 Jun, 2020 1:00 pm
by Rlgm12
Moondog,

Maybe a Hilleberg Stallon XL for more snow base camp work?

Re: If not bills;what?

PostPosted: Wed 01 Jul, 2020 8:36 am
by Moondog55
Rlgm12 wrote:Moondog,

Maybe a Hilleberg Stallon XL for more snow base camp work?


Unfortunately it's a bit more than the stimulus payment, about $14,000- more

Re: If not bills;what?

PostPosted: Sat 15 Aug, 2020 10:46 pm
by Moondog55
Just in case anybody was wondering, I spent the money on making my beloved a little happier by putting the money towards a small roof over the back landing. We now have some place to enjoy a cuppa in the morning with a view of the mess in the yard

Re: If not bills;what?

PostPosted: Sun 16 Aug, 2020 7:21 am
by Eremophila
Well done MD - somewhere to enjoy this unseasonal August weather?

I'm not eligible for the stimulus but saving plenty on fuel, parking and all those unnecessary things like shampoo, deodorant.....

The heating bills have been a little steeper with working from home, but we are past the coldest period. Compared with fuel and parking for my huge 7-minute drive to work, I'm way ahead.

Re: If not bills;what?

PostPosted: Sun 16 Aug, 2020 8:28 am
by Moondog55
I started by replacing the back step. Which for the last seven years have been some S/H pallets stacked up. That ate the first stimulus package. Was going to be 1200 * 1800 but blew out to 2700 * 2400 because that 2400mm was the minimum size of the timber at Bunnings and I hate sending H3 treated to landfill and we got some cheap decking at 5400 which we cut in half.
Naturally the roof needed to be both wider and deeper and took all of the next payment plus a bit. So no money for any new toys or gear.
It is nice to have the rain kept off the back door tho and soon we will have somewhere to sit. I did want a new summer sleeping bag tho, I'll have to make one I guess.

Re: If not bills;what?

PostPosted: Sun 16 Aug, 2020 10:33 am
by neilmny
Moondog55 wrote:Just in case anybody was wondering, I spent the money on making my beloved a little happier by putting the money towards a small roof over the back landing. We now have some place to enjoy a cuppa in the morning with a view of the mess in the yard


Browny points and functional MD. :wink: