In September I got four new tires and was informed that I needed a lot more work on my dear old Honda. I finally took it in today. The guy said the only thing that needs attention are my front drive axles. It will cost me about $400 to get two replaced plus an oil change.
I could probably shop around for a better price (maybe? I don’t know if that’s good or not), but the convenience of getting it over with is better than trying to find a cheaper price. Perhaps that’s a bad rationale but I’ve been putting it off since my birthday and it’s always a headache to find someone to take me and pick me up.
Today I’m in one of those moods where I feel so behind!
I need to save for a new car. I know I could get at least two more years on mine if I continue to take care of it, but I’ll have at least $500 per year in repairs. And I refuse to finance a new one.
I want to save for a wedding. I’m not getting married anytime soon, nor will I be engaged at all in the next year, but I want to pay for it all so I need to start saving soon.
I want to have a fully funded emergency fund. I am thankful for what I’ve saved so far. It’s a great when you feel at peace hearing a $400 bill because I know I have money saved for that. The security of having three months’ living expenses would be incredible.
I know, I’m having a little pity party here.
There are SO many things to be thankful for: I saved $600 for car repairs for days like today. I got a raise recently. I pay as much debt down as possible. I save any extra income I get. I am healthy and my expenses are minimal.
But I cannot help once in a while feeling a little discouraged and behind. It’s okay to feel that way once in a while, right?