Monday, August 19, 2013

A Time to Save and a Time to Spend

 And the summer of break downs continue. Crock pot  knob broke off when I lifted the lid yesterday. New pot will run just under $40.00. Hubby thinks he can replace the knob with another for next to nothing,. Sure hope so!!
 Having some help in the kitchen from Kara with preparations for Sunday dinner was nice . Not really, ha but sure is fun to have a cute little helper who is intent on mixing.
 All the grands hitched a ride with Papaw for a Sunday drive
 Karsyn waiting patiently for a turn with Papaw on the tractor
 Ditto for Kara
Hubby decided it was time for Tyler to learn how to drive on his own. I totally disagree!!! Tyler just turned 7, HELLO!!! Of course the blade is never engaged when the grands are around but still. Even with Daddy on one side and papaw on the other as Tyler learned the ropes, this Nanny  was not happy!!

We have had AC companies in and out for most of this pouring down rainy day. The prices are ranging from $13,500.00-$10,000.00 OUCH!!!!! We still have one more company (my favorite) that has to get back to us on a price quote.  You gotta do what you gotta do, having air conditioning and heat are must do's. Knowing that much money will be spent in one shot kills me. We don't keep such a large amount of money in our EF account, gonna have to dig into the long term savings :(

We have window contractors and roofers still to deal with as far as estimates then picking which one seems like a good fit for us. Once we know what we are looking to spend it will be time to load up the checking account and start writing checks. SO DEPRESSING. We figure all the other smaller ticket items that have bit the dust this month should come in just under $3,000.00. Some things can wait others can not.

We saved all this money one step at a time, day by day, month by month. I am just going to have to put a smile on my face and keep on keeping on. We will build it all back the same way as before, little by little day by day. I need chocolate. Wonder if I have a coupon for that!!


  1. I am proud of you for saving money. We are working a financial program, too. I agree about the 7 year old on the tractor. Us Nana's are all alike! xo Diana

  2. :( that stinks but it is what long term and emergency savings are for. Just think how terrible it would be to put all that on a credit card. Makes me shudder thinking how much that would end up costing.

  3. But at least you have the money saved (or that's what I'm telling myself every day now, lol). Can you look for a new lid at a thrift store? Ours have tons of random lids for just a couple of dollars.

  4. Might try that next Lena, hope hubby's idea works

  5. Loved the "I need chocolate" comment. That would be me. :)! We are spending way more money than we expected as well. We will replenish our savings too, probably just in time to send DD to her first year of college. Ugh. Too.many.bills!