Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Just When I Thought We Were Ahead

The only thing left of our debt after our tax refund this year: mortgage, commercial vehicle payment. (As stated in a previous post). Yay! Almost. My van needs new brakes--$600 worth. Exactly what we have in savings. Oh, and I semi-forgot to pay our tax guy from 2008. So we're not out of the clear, yet.

Funny story: we owed our library a good chunk of money. I go up to the counter to pay it. It's under 3 different names. Apparently you can't pay it all in one chunk? I give my name, none owed. Oldest son's name, $55 owed. Youngest son, $28 owed. Husband, $8.75. With each name the quiet, kind librarian guy pulled up, he went, "whew"! Good thing you can't be loud in a library, or he'd be sayin', "Man, lady, keep track of your crap, for goodness sake!"

We may be able to pay the brake thing from savings, and our general fund that goes to house construction (sorry house). That's OK--there are so many more things to think about. Upping our vitamin D intake to fight the flu, praying for our nation, just two examples.

Tomorrow is the last night of Awanas, and for part of that I will be taking our Cutie pup to obedience training. She needs it. She is a biter. I will be interested to see how it turns out. We want to take her camping, but we can't even let her in the house! We're thinking IL for memorial weekend. Not sure where, yet, but there are castles and a Lincoln museum. Any other suggestions?


Mama Podkayne said...

That weekend is the Jiggle Jam in KC,MO
5$ per adult, 10$per kid. MO is awesome for camping.

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

Wow! Good for you! We're looking forward to eliminating most debt this year, too. And I hear you on the library front... We finally went this week and paid up -- I'd avoided going the last five months because of fees we racked up in December!

Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

juliecache said...

wow. that's a lot of library fines. i don't feel bad about single digit dollars fines now.

christine said...

OUCH! DM's fines are so high, I can't stand going there unless I have to. MamaB uses library thing to keep track of all the books out. I just use my card for everything, unless we have more than the allotted to check out.

It's been forever since I've seen you, hope to see you soon!