Well it's all about to go bye bye because our hot water heater crashed yesterday. Yeppers, wave goodbye to our little savings. Cuz it's Gonesville City, folks.
Then just this week both our cars just got worked on. Thankfully nothing major, but still money. It's times like these that I am happy to have a stockpile of freebies.
We might be eating toothpaste and deodorant sandwiches for a week or so, but that's okay. I just made myself laugh.
I don't know if that's a good thing or not.
Sorry to hear that, Ivy, that really sucks...but you will build it back up. Gotta keep laughing and roll with the punches ;)ReplyDelete
It's not so bad. At least the car money is there to use. That's the best part of it all. And you know, this is life.Delete
In the end, the new water heater will cost us less money, monthly.
And that is VERY good.
Laughter is always good!ReplyDelete
That's true. And I really did make myself laugh when I wrote toothpaste and deodorant sandwiches.Delete
How bad could they taste?
Same here. Mine broke down a couple of days ago. Cost me $1,000. Bye bye holiday.ReplyDelete
Whew weee, that's a lot of cabbage.Delete
So sorry to hear about this. It always seems to be one thing or another, doesn't it? Can you can use the money the hot water saves you toward the car?ReplyDelete
That's what I was thinking, of seeing just how much we save and in my head, I'm thinking, okay, long run. Long run.Delete
I went shopping today for paper plates and stuff. There were these so cute coffee cups with lids but $4.37 - I just couldn't do it. Cute, but in the end I went with plain white, no lids, a buck for a big bag.
Hope you are feeling better. Sorry that you are sick.
Oh no! I'm sorry. Well, at least you had the funds, right?ReplyDelete
That's it too. That's how I'm looking at it. At least it was there to use and we don't have to put this on a credit card.Delete
So that's a BIG plus.
dang, I'm sorry Ivy, that stinks! Hopefully you can build your savings back up quick with all your couponing, yes?ReplyDelete
The stockpile does help. Back when I was really sick, we lived off the pile and it was nice. Now I built the pile back up and just in time.
Sounds silly but it's a nice thing not to worry about toothpaste, brushes and stuff like that.
that sucks, I hate when appliances go bye-bye. My oven must of been made of nuclear-proof technology. It's older than I am.ReplyDelete
That's one good oven.Delete
Laughing beats the heck out of getting upset over it. Can't change it; might as well go with it. Um, if you have to eat toothpaste, might I recommend something with a nice minty fresh bouquet, cut with a wee bit of garlic powder...ReplyDelete
I have garlic, might give that a go.Delete
I feel for you, girl. A similar thing happened to me last year when both DH and GK had dental emergencies. Keeping my fingers crossed that nothing else happens!ReplyDelete
Very happy to have the money to pay for it. Such a good thing.Delete
Thanks for the crossed fingers and ouch on the dental emergencies.
Well, if you had gotten a steam-powered car, that would have solved both of your problems.ReplyDelete
Steam? How 'bout that?Delete
Our boiler broke down last week, we had a couple of days washing in the sink with water from the kettle, oh what bloody joy!!!!ReplyDelete
Really makes me appreciate hot water. I can't believe how many of you have just had this happen. Holy cow.Delete
Sorry to hear that girl, ours broke down last year and took an engineer two weeks to fix it!ReplyDelete
Two weeks? Oy. And burr.Delete
We, too, suffered last year from a boiler break down - so can empathise with your discomfort (both physical and financial). It's a good thing you had the car funds to draw upon ... and your freebie stock to keep you going! Hope it gets resolved soon. Take care!ReplyDelete
It is good to have the car fun, I agree. And I'm thankful we do. Guy is supposed to be here on Monday to get us a new one.Delete
Sorry you guys had the same thing. I'm learning, so many have. Yikes.
That is terrible, I bought a new house when we moved here so luckily we have had no major issues....yet. I see those and other major appliances at Lowes and wonder how folks purchase them sometimes without a credit card. Hopefully your couponing and money saving mentality gets your savings back up there quick and you can get Tim a sweet ride! ;)ReplyDelete
I don't know how people do it either. Yikes. And even the home improvement stuff people do. Double yikes.Delete
Thanks, I see it as a challenge and I'm up for the couponing adventures.
Why didn't I think of toothpaste and deodorant sandwiches when I was broke in university? NOW you tell me!ReplyDelete
And strawberry toothpaste tastes a little like jam. You just really gotta wanna see it.Delete
I'm really sorry to hear this. Here's hoping the cars stay well behaved!ReplyDelete
Thanks but it'll be okay. Really, it's not as bad as things could be.Delete
Rotten luck, but at least you've got that fallback money for the problem.ReplyDelete