Warning: Whining ahead.
I feel like our checking account is going through a draught! Well, I guess it kinda is, really. And I know I should count my blessings instead of sheep (White Christmas anyone?), but the sheep are "baaa-ing" a little loudly right now. I just finished paying our bills. And we don't get anything but the bare bones bills. In trying to wean ourselves (Daniel) off the credit card, I have been using the debit card for stuff I would have used the CC for. So our CC bill was very small. Only a few tanks of gas, some home improvement and an automated donation that happens every month. **sorry, that was a rabbit trail** And I still had to move money from our emergency fund to the checking account because after paying the bills we were in the r.e.d. Add on top of the that "Minimum Balance Requirement so we don't charge you and arm and a leg and take your firstborn", and I had to move alot. A lot in my book anyway. We've now hit the $1,000. mark for using money out of our emergency fund. Yuck, yuck, yuck. And I know that it is NOT a bottomless pit.
THIS is one reason why we are so eager to move and have either (a) no debt or (b) a much smaller mortgage. That way we don't have to keep throwing our money to the loan sharks and lining their pockets with interest. When I look at how much interest we give away every month/year, I could go barf in the jon. That's why I don't look very often and just keep paying the mortgage payment every month.
So yeah, I'm just sitting here wondering when, when, when will Daniel's work be back to normal and the money will be right there, waiting in the budget for me to write a check to pay the bill and not have to figure out how much I'm going in the red by writing the check?
I guess I better start counting my blessings, huh?