I'm glad today was payday, because, boy oh boy, was I ever getting low on funds. My $900 car insurance and mortgage took me down to $200 in my checking account. I'm used to having a minimum of $3,000 in my account, so I was feeling a little tight. Those weren't my only expenses... two Burning Man tickets at $250 each didn't help, and I probably could have done without the 14 new DVDs over the last two weeks or so. But today was payday. That gets my account back up near $2,000, with most bills paid... still got two more that I'm expecting before month's end. That will drop me back down to about $1,200 or so... maybe a little more. But I don't think I have any other expenses until the next payday.
I also need to get my taxes done... should be another good return, but that's going to go towards my home equity loan.
I think that, for the time being, I'm just going to stick with writing my movie scripts. At this point, I don't see how I can afford to actually film them and put them together. I've got a friend in New York who says he can find the talent and film everything, then send the tapes off to me to edit, but when I found out he was just thinking about using a regular camcorder, I thought maybe not. I mean, I've got a camcorder and could find the talent easily... so I might as well just shoot it myself, if I wanted it done with a camcorder... but that's not what I want. The next step above camcorder would be fine, I think... but neither one of us has that. *sigh* I don't know... maybe I just need to write scripts that are more 'B' rated in my mind (I always have these delusions of producing top quality home movies... whatever that means).