Back To Zero!

So after our vacation to Dallas/Fort Worth; money was tight because it was an impromptu vacation without any financial planning. I transferred $400 from savings to pay for the hotel which left us with $900 in savings, then spent about $800 on the vacation itself while still paying the bills.

When we arrived back from Texas, I attempted to start up the lawnmower, which failed to fire up one day, but fired up the next day so I turned the mower off for a few minutes while I went inside to grab my headphones, but while restarting the mower the pull starter broke off, meaning dead mower!

This dead mower meant I had to transfer another $400 to buy a new mower; yes I could have gotten something cheaper, but at the end of the day, you get what you pay for; so decided it’d be for the best to pay more to get a decent one which will last. A few days later, we went to see Maleficent in the movie theater, probably not the best idea given the financial restrictions but I promised to go see it with my wife, Erin and also needed to get some fuel for the car to get my son to summer camp.

Now we’re fast approaching single digits in our checking account, so I transferred the remaining $500 from savings so my wife could get her prescriptions and I paid the Cox and Westar bills, which I had initially planned to pay a couple of days late. So now we are starting from scratch yet again, which is immensely frustrating to me; but what can I do? It’s not like it was frivolous spending!

We’re supposed to be saving for a trip to the United Kingdom next summer, but I am fast realizing that is not going to happen as we are unable to get past $2000 in savings before something breaks and we need to spend out buying new or getting it fixed; I’m frustrated beyond belief right now!

One thought on “Back To Zero!

  • James Millard commented on June 4, 2014 at 03:25

    This is not the first blog entry you have expressed your frustration when it comes to some unforeseen expense wiping out a good chunk or all of your savings. Dare I say it probably wont be the last.

    If it makes you feel any better I will just point out that it was money well spent. You and your family was well overdue a break away, the lawn mower needed replacing, Erin needs her medicine and taking Erin to the flicks some 6 or 7 years ago would probably have been a dream come true back then.

    It is just money which will once again start to build up in your savings for the next holiday or if needs be rainy day. The UK isn’t going anywhere, there is no rush.

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