I keep a google sheet with two month’s of budget forecasting. If I go more than two months out it all gets totally messed up and I spend hours fixing months that won’t come for, well, months! Even with this month and next month being the only ones I still make a lot of changes… Read More How We Plan to Spend It, a Rain Day, and Planning
When the five years started is up in the air. Is it when he started looking for union jobs? Is it when he got the interview? Is it when he started training? Is it when he started working? There’s almost a whole year between when he started to look and the day he started actually… Read More Update on the Five Year Goal
We were in Michigan visiting family this past weekend and talking about all the little expenses that come up throughout the school year. I mentioned school pictures being $62 for two kids for just the CD with the digital image and the class picture, paused, and said, “…and that’s why we’ll always live in an… Read More And That’s Why We Will Always Live in an Apartment
First, I would like to apologize for the twenty half-written pieces of crap I have not finished and posted. Second, you’re welcome because I didn’t post twenty half-written pieces of crap. MR. BRICKIE GOES BACK TO WORK MONDAY! It deserves all caps, I promise. Here are the bad decisions and good decisions I’ve made this… Read More How We Spent It 9-8-2016
I have a whole post about opening my 11 year old a limited checking account with a debit card but it’s so dry and boring I can’t bring myself to hit publish. Maybe I’m being too critical but I am a funny, interesting person and when I can’t bring that out in my writing it… Read More How We Spent It – Windfall Edition!
My tooth is fixed. It chipped again four hours after the repair appointment but it’s a small chip so I’m leaving it be until my follow up in two weeks. I think my bite is back to where it was before I started this whole extensive dental process so leaving it alone is the extent… Read More Paying Ourselves Back and Injury Progress
Okay. So I wrote an insane $410 check (on 5/23) to the tennis people because Big Sister really wants to be on the tennis team in middle school so I put her in for two hours of lessons a day for two sessions of two-week sessions. The other two kids were in for an hour… Read More Tennis Kerfuffle and Tooth Update
If I don’t get a good night’s sleep soon I may go completely mad. I don’t know if that will look any different than I do on a day-to-day basis. For all I know I’ve always been mad. The budget this week is both good and bad. I finally paid off the Macy’s card! I… Read More Is Summer Going Great for Everyone but Me?
I am totally late posting this. We spent this week’s check on bills. Except for the buffer refill which was money we spent the week before on going out as a family to a wrestling event. As you can see with the haircut line item, I’m trying to predict expenses better so I don’t have… Read More How We Spent It 4-14-2016
Sometimes it makes me really sad that my plans get derailed by doing normal people things like taking my kids to the dentist. We used to go to this amazing dentist with a circus atmosphere (yes, even balloon animals) but once we moved it took an hour to get there one way. Too much travel… Read More How We Spent It 3-31-2016