I am going to try to go an entire post without resorting to pictures of my dogs.
I know, I’m shocked too.
Anyways, Friday was WAY too eventful. Husband found out his best friend got that job they both interviewed for last week and then, well,
Yes, he wrecked my car. In to a flat bed truck. That wasn’t moving.
I am so proud.
I was such a hysterical sobbing mess that I haven’t actually seen the car. I don’t want to see it. He says the hood will never close again if we open it and antifreeze appears to be leaking. I’ve had this car just over four years and paid it off about 6 months ago. It was my first car that I bought new when I graduated college. I banged it up but good, but now I’m worried it will be “totaled.” Which would be fine except we need to replace his car sooner than later and I don’t know how we can afford a car payment right now, much less two.
And this is why I don’t feel like updating anymore. Life is bleak. We’ve run out of money and things just keep going wrong. This accident is on top of the $700 repairs we just put in to the car and he also got a ticket because the guy he hit called the police. All that together costs more than I make in a month. And he doesn’t make anything right now.
It’s probably gauche to talk about my financial problems, but honestly, I’m sick of reading all these shiny, happy blogs where no one ever mentions that things cost money or that life isn’t always perfect. Sometimes things really, really suck. And sometimes it’d be nice to feel like I’m not the only one feeling that way.
Everyone keeps telling us life won’t give us more than we can handle, but none of those people have ever been homeless or gone hungry, so I’m starting to think middle class people don’t know what they are talking about. Which isn’t to say we are going to end up on the street (our rent is paid for us until he finds a job) and we probably aren’t going to starve to death (especially since I can get student loans in a few more weeks), but we are scared. And I wonder how many homeless people thought they’d be fine too.
I’ll be the first one to say it, we’ve made poor choices with money. We should have saved better and assumed things could get this bad, but we didn’t and it is too late now. Luckily, I get paid this week and this month we can make smarter decisions. No more new running stuff, no new gadgets, no new clothes for him (my jeans are starting to tear and I only own one pair, so I think I have to buy new ones this month. And fat kids can’t buy jeans at consignment shops very easily), no more dinners out, etc.
Hey, I set a weight loss goal and look how well I did with that! My two big addictions are food and shopping, so if I can get the food under control so well, then I bet the shopping can be tamed too.
Meanwhile, does anyone want to hire an almost lawyer? I’ll give you a cookie.
On a less serious note, this spam comment made me laugh hysterically:
Has anyone else ever gotten hilariously dirty spam?
What’s your best money saving/living on a budget tip?
Am I being too honest? I feel like I’m asking to get blasted on here.
How was your weekend? It was sunny and gorgeous here (hard to believe others are living through a hurricane right now!). Everyone in Irene’s wake ok?