It is payday. And I get to go to the bank and take out cash to fill my empty envelopes! This week's auto repair bill ($370) didn't completely derail my plains, just wiped out the balance across all envelopes. The $6 I had left in cash was distributed yesterday $4 to DH for some driplets of gas for his tank and $2 for daughter to take public transportation back to her friend's house after school today.
I'm definitely going to cut down on the driving -- my boys will have to "hello to the bus" to help reduce the gas I'm using.
My house is still very chilly/freezing - 62 this morning. DH thinks first course of action is to replace thermostat. I came across a receipt for two unused bags of ashphalt patch that we didn't use two months ago. As long as we return by 11/28, I will get $22 plus tax back. I will put some of that toward the thermostat. I was happy to find this small bit of money to be found. DH is on board for the return (50# bags and my 138# body don't make for an easy handle).
I am going to borrow my mom's other space heater, it does definitely take the chill out of the house, but it takes too much time for the family room/kitchen to warm up.
Off for a day of doctor appointments (physicals for boys) and conferences (also for boys).
And DH cracked a tooth. There appears to be an ever-present challenge to keep the Extraneous Fund alive!
Who would think funding the envelopes would be so fun?! And other random stuff!
November 8th, 2013 at 01:26 pm