Tuesday, August 30, 2011
How it wears away
I have a budget. It had this week being an easy one. It should be an easy one. But last week my brakes started to squeel and grind. I knew I needed new pads, and probably both. I was right, but my brother is handy. I was able to get the job done for the price of parts. Not bad. But when we were going to leave to get the parts, I tried to start my car. No go...the battery was completely dead. I thought it was going to die a year ago, but I have limped along on it. Saturday it was completely dead. I had to get a new one...so much for the wiggle room in my week. Not to worry, I still would be alright...I think...So went the logic. But then a bill that I needed to pay was a bit higher than I expected...don't panic. Things are still getting paid. You have money to eat, and a full tank of gas. Still the balloon is a little closer to danger.Then she calls. Student loans aren't going as we calculated. It will be paid, but their will be no living expenses. Suddenly I'm worried because one of my chicklets is out of the nest and has no wings to fly. I have X amount, and I will halve it with her. She has to have food! So now I'm looking at the week (again) and thinking, I can pay this and have this amount and that will last so long and if only the hscs draft will come in. Oh well, if time has taught me nothing it is that hard times are passing...We will both survive.