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July 5th, 2014 at 06:28 am


I love it when just as you are thinking that you are "ahead" (relative term to describe the feeling that you are progressing at least somewhat faster than you should be in whatever arena you are comparing and measuring), you realize that you aren't.

Last post I was very pleased and proud of being "ahead" of the list of things that I need to pay, or am at least fiscally responsible for. And then my little karma cloud found me and dropped a few rain pellets onto my face.

Upon our trip (for August) it looks like we will need:

1) $500 for DH's crown (but as he said, "Thankfully I don't need a root canal". Agree with you on that one, M!)

2) $500 deductible for hit and run repair on the minivan. The new one which is a 2011. It is drivable but there is a huge dent on the read quarter panel where I was hit by a presumable white pick up truck (FIL's guess based on height of impact dent and paint left behind)

3) Plumbing repair for some leaks in my family room ceiling where the upstairs shower and tub water pipe is leaking.

Oh well. Life goes on. And the list is endless.

Must remind myself that I am glad that I took care of all that I did for "July" (budget already done and encompasses all moneys in and out for the month).

Ending on a high note, vacation officially starts on Tuesday AM (5 ish when our early flight departs). I look forward to the time away and with family. Lots of fun things on the agenda. As stated in last post, trip is all paid for plus $1,100 spending cash. Smile

3 Responses to “The endless list ”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Get on the plumbing issue sooner than later! I'd put off the van repair if needed.

  2. laura Says:


    The $500 for dentist was slated for the car repair. The body shop owner was none too happy to move my repair to 8/18 (coinciding with paychecks). He apparently has the part in a 4' x 10' box in the shop. And we've got a plumber friend who will do the work (definitely the first item). My only concern is that he suggest that we replace the shower in the master bath (which I think he will) and that will be even more $. Oh well, definitely keeps those creative juices flowing ...

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Good plan to delay the car repair. And yes, a little to bad for the shop owner, but that is part of business.

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