I forgot to mention

Eldred needs to bring his bike. My husband rides his bike through the woods every night. Eldred knows where I live. I definitely live in the woods. These aren’t cute, friendly woods! We do have bears and other intersting animals. It’s rustic trails, but, they’ll make you feel good when you’re done riding them. My husband will get his butt ready for his next ride whether he likes it or not! His rides are a lot friendlier than what my husband will put him through, but it’s all good, right???

So, as I’ve mentioned in the past

we do a family based budget, and a business based budget, every Friday. Last Friday, I showed my husband three categories that we normally put money into our sinking funds for (these are not accounts that we have the money autodrafted for), but for the first time this year, we were going to be a little short on cash, and knowing that we would have a bigger check this week, I told him, I think we should skip funding those three accounts and just plan on doubling up our deposits into those accounts this week when there would be a bit of a surplus. We agreed that in doing so, it would make our family based budget fairly tight, but lets just forgo making those three payments last week, and we’ll bite the bullet and pay double this week. Lo and behold, last night my husband comes home late from work and what does he have? An unexpected, extra check, and it was just $10 short of what we needed to fund those three accounts we’d skipped over just a few days before. Amazing! I made the deposit of the check on my phone and made arrangements to have those three ING accounts funded with this money immediately. Isn’t it amazing how wonderful everything comes together when you have a plan????

You’re so funny

Last year I did the whole extreme couponing/drug store game. I ended up with so much stuff, I didn’t buy a whole lot this year. We’re still good for paper towels, but I only have 3 six packs of toilet paper left. My husband feels like I’ve let the family down because the supply has dwindled to this. What he fails to realize is that it’s been over a year since I’ve even purchased tp (or paper towels, or flour, or sugar, or shampoo or toothpaste or deoderant, etc.). He should be impressed but he feels I should have stayed on top of it so this meager supply is left.