Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Recent Happenings

Everything in our house is breaking.  The sewage line to the street is collapsing, so we have to replace it…the Cadillac won’t start….and the garage door broke.  There are a few others, but those are the big ones.  With that said, our savings account that we worked very diligently to build up to a decent sized number over the past five years will soon be all but non-existent.  So we aren’t moving.  So we need to get some of our stuff out of storage.  We’ll try again next year.  We went through our budget and cut it down to the bare bones to try to build up our savings again.  It’s been frustrating, but at the same time, not.  I’m aggravated to see our savings depleting, but thankful that we have the money.  Our emergency fund is just that…for emergencies.  And your sewage line collapsing is a definite emergency.  It will be good, too.  We were starting to spend some dumb money, and we weren’t being terribly careful with our finances…so this is a good reminder.  And I am kind of excited to see just how much we can save…and how little we can figure out how to live on. 

That’s been the big to-do around here lately.  Other stuff is pretty normal….Andy and I are celebrating our fifth anniversary this Saturday.  We have given ourselves one last big expenditure…we’re going away for our anniversary night.  We are going to the Westin in downtown Indy—the exact hotel where we started dating in 2003.  I’m excited for that.  Our tradition is a sushi dinner for our anniversary—we save a chopstick in a little vase and write the date, restaurant and anniversary…so I think we’re going to Mikado downtown this year.  I am so excited!  My mom and dad are coming to stay with Liam and Ollie—they are the best!

Ollie is suffering from some serious first world problems…my dog has entitlement issues.  So we’re working on it.  He thinks he should get whatever he wants…mostly Liam’s food.  And he’s being a brat about it.  So now he has to be put in the bedroom when Liam eats, and all food has to be picked up before he’s allowed out.  He isn’t getting any people food because he was being a real butt about it.  He seems to be a little nicer…probably in an effort to get some food.

That’s really about it…Liam and I can’t go anywhere while the car is broken.  We go for a walk every morning with MJ and her two youngest (Liam’s future wife).  and then we just hang out.  Pretty boring stuff, really.

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