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Ugh--Lots of Spending

March 10th, 2017 at 08:14 pm

Between a trip to the emergency vet last Sunday night and a tire replacement and brake repair to my DH's detestable car, it's been an expensive week.

The vet visit also means the dog needs surgical removal of a lipoma that has turned bad. There are a few cancerous cells in it, and last weekend it developed a cyst which burst, caused an infection and other issues. So--that'll mean another $1000 toward the end of the month.

Because he pays zero attention to these things, DH has no idea when he gets paid. His first week there has gone well, though he dearly misses the free lunches at his old job. He bought lunch the first day, but was shocked to spend $5 for a mediocre salad. Can you tell he has not bought lunch for 15 years?

To remedy this cost, he is bringing his lunch. Before I started my new class on Monday night, I made a big pot of soup from an easy mix in the cupboard. He has been eating that with a sandwich and some fruit all week. We'll experiment with some new ideas when my spring break begins in SEVEN days.

Students keep asking where I'm going for break--it appears I'm going to the veterinarian. But I'm secretly plotting a drive to Minneapolis to spend a long weekend with my girlfriends before all this starts.

My new class did indeed start on Monday night. It's Women and Literature--and I have 13 women and 4 guys.
Glad for the work, but not the extra load right now.


The air compressor we bought with my Target gift card balance has now broken, so that will have to be returned over the weekend as will a pair of shoes DD wanted but which are way too big. Oh, and I have Warby Parker frames to return.

I've also scheduled a one-on-one with the financial rep from my 403b account over spring break. All this work is making me want to do more retirement planning.
Lots more happening, but I'll update later today or tomorrow.

4 Responses to “Ugh--Lots of Spending”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry to hear about your dog. I hope it heals quickly.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sorry to hear about expensive car repairs and veterinary bills! Hopefully you can get your DH to keep the habit of bringing lunch to work. We try to have a general rule of no more bought lunches than twice a week.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Thanks for the good wishes. My DH is cheap about food. I think we can do this.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about your dog. And the bill.

    I cannot imagine working some place with free lunches so I'm sure that was quite a shock when DH had to buy a lunch. Glad he is willing to take lunch.

    Isn't it amazing when you work really hard how much more of an initiative it is to save for retirement?

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