Let's see, we have had to lay out extra money over and over again in the last 30 days. I can't say the New Year is the problem as these have been on going problems. I am trying to fix them one at a time but they seem to be cascading like the money out of this bucket.
I so want to be able to pay extra money on the Sewer loan bill and every time I think maybe I can another problem rears its ugly head. I just don't need one more extra expense right now. I don't need two or three extra expenses either. But they seem to be finding their way to my door step, much to my dismay and frustration.
Here is the outlay:
1. Garage door opener fixed. The door to the shop,kind of a necessity. $113.50.
2. Dog bills: $156.00
3. Rug cleaning from dog. (Just the large area rug) $137.32
4. Hub's traffic ticket $136.00
It seems no matter how careful I am I have these unexpected bills. And there are more in the future that are coming.
1. Need to clean the carpet down stairs, from the flood during rain storm and dog.
2. Refrigerator water/ice is not working ( has not been working for months on the to do list.
3. Water sprayer in kitchen has a leak
But worst of all my car's check engine light just came on along with the cruise control and the ABS lights. Car seems to be running fine but it does have 142,000 miles on it. I am dreading the expense.
Crap, crap and double crap!
Here are some picture of projects I have been working on for Christmas gifts, and birthday gifts.
This was my first attempt at renewing my skills so not very pretty but functional.
I really have fallen in love with embroidery, it keeps my hands agile while I watch TV late at night. Also it is not expensive so far. I have been able to pick up floss fro practically nothing at second hand stores. The cases I purchase at Ross or TJ max on closeout for $4-5.00. If you can catch bi-mart sales you can get pre printed cases for $6.00. All of these make lovely gifts.
Well I need to go put new linens on mom's bed, also make dinner for us and neighbor, he is a mess again. Poor darling. The shop has been busy today and I have not even started to reach my quota.
Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.