So, our fridge goes out yesterday. We bought it TWO weeks ago. It was a nice fridge and it worked well for two weeks. Good price, no warranty. Of course.
Life is funny. Because two weeks ago, our car broke down. On the same day that our car broke down, I had just bought all new tires for it. I was waiting for a "good month" before we bought new tires, but the cute grandpa @ Wal-Mart convinced me to go for it- "M'aam, your tires are dangerously bald. I recommend that you don't drive the car anymore until you get new tires." Alrighty then, how can you argue with that?
It just so happens that all these random expenses come when we have to pay tuition for Jared and buy at least one book for all FIVE of his classes. Not to mention, we are still paying off Fridge #1.
Fridge #1...and moving expenses. It's not cheap moving, even if it's just across town. Ex: Gas (I think I made around 50 trips back and forth), carpet cleaning, new random items like toilet brushes and cleaning supplies, etc...
And a YEAR later, we receive a bill from the pediatrician that did check ups on Noah at the hospital saying we hadn't paid him (we swear that we have). Of course that is in addition to what we still actually do owe on the C-section and his NICU experience.
Speaking of doctors though, did I mention we are finally getting health insurance? So now we can tack on another $300 a month, starting...right now.
***The best part of all this for me though is the time I spend clipping coupons and planning trips to the store for sale items. Or the hours each month that Jared and I spend budgeting our money and going through each and every reciept- being accountable for every dime we spend. Or how the majority of my house is decorated by garage sale or ebay finds. Or how we quit going out to eat so that we could save on food expenses.***
It's a bit discouraging to feel like there is no control in your life even when you are doing your part.
This is a trial for me. But I am counting my blessings and I have a LOT of them. I'll keep those in mind as I go out and buy a new fridge this weekend!