Monday, August 17, 2009

Ouch - that hurt!

I started my day by shelling out $950.00 to our friendly neighborhood plumber. I guess the good news is that now my toilets flush again and my dirty little monsters can finally take a bath after going all weekend without one.

I HATE! HATE! HATE! unexpected repairs - especially ones that cost an arm and a leg. And it only figures that I almost had enough money saved up for new windows, which we desperately need. Now I'm probably going to have to go through another winter with our shitty-ass, old-as-dirt windows because my dear husband, bless his heart, violently opposes using credit cards which means we try to save up for big ticket things instead of whipping out the plastic. I must confess it's nice not to have any credit card debt, but when things like this happen I really hear Mastercard calling my name!!!!

I know it could be a lot worse so I'm trying to look on the bright side of things - which I usually try to do. But sometimes it would just be nice, for once, not to feel like some circus juggler trying to keep all the balls in the air - you know?

I'm off to cry in my coffee now.


Sprite's Keeper said...

Yuck. Sorry to hear that. But water and bathing are important. So, the windows may suck, but you'll be clean. :-)

Casey said...

Oh man, that sucks. I've been needing to call a plumber for our leaky shower but instead I've let the water bill skyrocket.

Bex said...

at least you had the money saved so you wouldn't have to go on a payment plan or anything.

Heather K. said...

My husband is the same way with credit. We only use it if we can get a same-as-cash deal, and only then if we pay it off before the interest-free period is over! I hope you get your new windows soon!