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Driving forward....

June 2nd, 2007 at 08:41 am

The truck work was a bigger bite than anticipated. It needed brake work, shocks, and alignment. To the tune of 825 dollars. At least we found out that the tires are good for another 10,000 miles so we won't be needing the tire fund yet. That's good, because we used it plus the remains of the auto maintenance fund to pay for the other work. Before hanging around here and learning to save up in these categories, a big bite like this one would have been a lot harder to handle.

We're going to try to use this weekend to get rid of stuff. I've been stashing stuff in the garage for removal and Hubby just went nuts through his closet and cleaned it out this morning. So we've got a bunch to get rid of this afternoon. We do need to spend some money getting a couple of things for hurricane season that we have used up. Propane and tarps come to mind right now. Sometimes you have to spend money just in case.

One little rain cloud dumped a bunch of rain on our little lawn this morning. Now, it is too wet to mow and really steamy. I think we'll hold off loading the truck until the bed dries and the air is breathable again. At least, they tell me in this climate you don't get as many wrinkles....

4 Responses to “Driving forward....”

  1. Aleta Says:

    I think that having the different funds are a great idea but it doesn't hold you down to spending on only that item. Sometimes, I will allocate a certain amount to house supplies, beverages, toiletries, pet food, etc, and I will spend more than was allotted in one of the categories, and I just take it from one of the others that have left over monies. I had a similiar situation with my own car. I just replaced the muffler. I have different categories for my car as well. You will have to tweak your budget as you go. Sometimes you're spending more and sometimes you're spending less in the same category or subcategory. Aren't you glad that you had the money to do all of those things without going into debt?

  2. scfr Says:

    Good luck getting rid of stuff.

    And "AMEN!" to spending money on being prepared to deal with emergencies!

  3. boomeyers Says:

    It is nice you had the tire fund and car maintenance fund, for this large amount. I sure choked when I saw it!
    Hope the hurricane season is'nt what they keep saying it is supposed to be!

  4. reflectionite Says:

    is there any stuff in your garage that you can sell? even for the tiniest amount? just an idea, but i would say you have probably already thought of it!

    and thanks for your comment on my new eating plan! when i was 12 we used to live on a farm and my mum had a huge organic garden too. it used to annoy the hell out of me because we had to water it with buckets every day and all i wanted to do was run around and climb trees and be a kid! although now looking back i can see that it was good, and all that fresh nutritious food kept us healthy. when i get my own home, or even when we move into a new rental, i am planning on growing our own herbs, lettuces and tomatoes, to start with. even if it's in a few small pots or a plastic trough! it's better than nothing. so thanks again for your comment it was encouraging and its nice to see there are people who grew up the same way!

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