Well, it looks like this week I am able to sneak in an extra payment (to reduce my debt) due to the way in which my my pay and the amount due all overlap in a strange way – so there is an extra payment that I can slip in which will hopefully mean I’ll get closer to my goal. The whole COVID-19 has thrown a spanner in the works but thank god I have a job – even after the downsizing I was damn lucky given that it was all up the air, speculation over who was going to say or go.

Auckland has gone to level 3 and the rest of New Zealand is on level 3 – the rumour mill is in overdrive on the internet over whether the country will go up a level, whether Auckland will move to level 4 etc. It’ll be interesting to see what happens on Friday when they have the press conference but something tells me that given the number of clusters they have found I’d say that most likely scenario is that the rest of NZ stays at level 2, Auckland remains level 3 and there are new regions added to the level 3 list. Lets hope that people use their grey matter – it isn’t the end of the world to sit at home, surf the net and sleep in with he added bonus that there is government support to get one through (unlike the situation in the United States).