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Friday, April 15th, 2005

Subject:Yay Woot!
Time:11:28 am.
Mood: determined.
Just put away my very first $200.00 into my savings account, which, by the way, is nicknamed "Opperation 'Frankie is mine' fund" *snikers*

*throws streamers* I'm on my way guys!
Getting there

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

Subject:research people, research!
Time:9:13 am.
Mood: accomplished.
I would just like to note, that if fuel prices go up AGAIN, ill scream.

Travel fact No.1
Qantas is shit. Why do i even bother?

http://www.thefanatics.com.au have a general price for the trip to the test series in the WI in 2007
Sample ex Australia Fanatics Package Includes:

Return flight Australia to Miami
Flight from Miami to Guyana
6 nights accom in 3 star Hotel, Guyana starting the day before the 1st Test.
Flight from Guyana to Trinidad
6 nights accom in 3 star hotel, Trinidad starting the day before the 2nd Test.
Flight from Trinidad to Miami
Fanatics merchandise- tshirt, cap etc
Fanatics parties & more

From approx AUD $5,800

Ok so, $5,800 for two tests.... im guessing the world cup will be much more expensive.

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Aussies in St Kitts and NZ in St Lucia... map needed me thinks... wait a moment. (how efficient am i!)

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ok so, fuck, they are like two islands apart from each other...

I have to wait untill after the ICC tournament in June to find out specific times for games and stuff...

Usefull facts - St Kitts Page

St Lucia Web site

Wahoo no current travel warnings for any of the islands apart from this warning that i got off http://www.thefanatics.com.au The Caribbean can be dangerous at times. Most tours to the Caribbean result in someone being held at knife point, having their passport pick pocketed & having to stay on in a foreign country while the rest move to the next Test. It can be tough after especially in Kingston which was at the core of most of the 1999 tour problems. A great ground, a tremendous country, but a dodgy city.

Needless to say you need to be careful in the Caribbean & make photocopies of your documents before you leave.

I shall do that captain! Enuf research for today, my brain is going to burst with excitement....
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Sunday, April 10th, 2005

Subject:Yay for me - Budget done!
Time:7:53 pm.
Mood: hungry.
Budget as at 10/04/05

Pay per month = $1789 (i hate being 20, pay rise soon!)

Rent=$489 ------> $1789-489=$1300

WC Fund= $50x4= $200p/m. ------> $1300-200=$1100

Hockey fees= $70p/m. ------>$1100-70=$1030

Gas bill= $20p/m. ----->$1030-20=$1010

Electricity= $25p/m. ----->$1010-25=$985

Water= $10p/m.----->$985-10=$975

Groceries= $30x4=$120p/m. -----> $975-120=$855

Mobile= $75p/m.-----> $855-75=$780

Home Phone= $25p/m. -----> $780-25=$755

Internet= $25p/m. ----->$755-25=$730

Fuel= 25x4=$200p/m. ----->730-200=$530

ANZ Credit Card=$100p/m. ----->$530-100=$430

Commonwelth Credit Card=%100p/m. ------>$430-100=$330

So that pretty much leaves $330p/m for emergency vet bills, emergency car stuff, doctors bills, gereral stuff.

Ok so if i put away $200 away for the next 24 months, excluding all that is left from the month, i should have AT LEAST $4800 saved up by april next year.

Add that to the $3000 im getting for my birthday this year, equals $7800Au, $5,702.58Us (using todays exchange rate from www.travelex.com.au)

I need to be thinking in American dollars, because thats what most of the currency is in WI.
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Saturday, April 9th, 2005

Subject:Im here, and im for real, kiddies.
Time:11:39 pm.
Mood: optimistic.
First entry in my spanking new journal.

Here is my first to-do list.

1) Do a budget. I figure that if i put away $50 a week from here on in, ill have $4000 by April next year. Add that to the $3000 im getting for my 21st, and ill have $7000au, $5,117.70us.

2) Make my new LJ - well lookie what i did! now just gotta make it pretty

3) Scott suggested to keep my mind on the job, i make a sign to put on the fridge, so im gonna make a poster. gonna put one on the fridge, at work and have a little one in my car.

4) Join the Fanatics. Done this on Friday. They should keep me up to date with everything.

okies, well im off to complete my to-do list as best i can. Check back for my updates, and friend me if you so please!
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