I was always good with math when I was a student. That was up until the time I met Abstract Math and Algebra and Logarithms. Once we got to that stage I lost all confidence in my ability and never took any math in college. Strange, but I have always loved working with numbers. Back in my banking days I worked in loan servicing and loved figuring out the interest calculations and escrow analyses. This was before the days of computers and I would probably not enjoy it as much if I didn't have to figure it out. Apparently the time has come to test my rusty skills. As I have mentioned my MIL was not financially savvy and never really knew what kind of money it took to run the household and now it is my job to figure it out. What are the current and projected expenses and what kind of money will she need week to week to feed , clothe and house herself?? Good questions and I will be poring over bills past and present and bank statements trying to come up with the answer. Wish me luck and for that poor woman who doesn't like to cook and hasn't cooked in years, well she may need a crash course in grocery shopping and cooking. She is welcome to eat here anytime she wants, but I suspect she will only take us up on our invitations once or twice a week and she wants no part of Meals on Wheels!
In more exciting news Susie Q has devised an award for her readers and since it has been a very long time since I received an award I am going to grab it. If you don't know Susie Q you really should get to know her. Not only is she fun and funny, but she is an excellent writer and photographer and all around nice person! Go visit her and tell her I sent you. Thanks Sue for the awesome award.
Back to the bank statements,