I’m feeling really out of control…well more like things I can’t control are out of control. I had to go to the dentist yesterday, I hadn’t planned on needed to go, I really try to avoid the dentist as much as possible, not just due to cost but due to FEAR! DH goes to the dentist a lot, he needs a lot of work done, so I’ve always put myself last in an effort to get his done, but I couldn’t ignore a cavity I had any longer, it really hurt. So off I went, I had a panic attack in the waiting room, but actually made it to the chair. I found out I had two cavities, two teeth next to each other both needed fillings, and a filling in between. The bonus of that was it was only one needle, so less expensive. Getting two fillings, and a x-ray cost $420…crap. Luckily I have my emergency fund, but this took just under of my fund! I also found out the filling around a root canal I had done is falling apart so I need that fixed, and I need two other fillings reconstructed, plus 3 more x-rays! Getting all that will total $770! Crap crap crap. That’s not all, DH has been waiting a while to get the rest of his teeth fixed, he needs about 4 fillings, which will cost around what mine will, plus he had a root canal done 1.5 years ago, and it has a temporary filling and band on it, which was supposed to last 6 months…and yeah it’s been 1.5 years! Getting that crown is $1000. I can’t put these things off, I really can’t, especially because if we ignore them, we will only just need root canals or teeth removal. I guess that is the hard part, I don’t want to spend money, I want to pay off stuff, but there are just going to be some things that I can’t ignore, things we just have to do. So for now my focus will have to be getting the emergency fund back up to $1000, then getting my teeth fixed, followed by DH. It just has to be done, but that means for now our snowballs are on hold. I hate typing that. Grrr. I think with me working my full hours, DH working overtime and trying to do as much as we can from our home business, we should be able to get this out of the way quickly and get back on track.
In other news, the car went in for a service today! Thank goodness for our car maintance budget! It ended up costing $610, it needed x2 services, as we had skipped the last one, so it had heaps of stuff done to it. Wow it drives so nice now! I can’t believe the difference, plus they detailed it, bonus! So anyway, I paid for that in full from our maintaince money, it was so cool knowing that I could just pay cash for it without it effecting us in anyway!
The property rates came the other day, my budget for that was $1300, and it was just on $1200 which was a nice suprise, I mean it’s only $100 less, but it’s better to be under than over! You can pay it in installments or in full in Febuaray which is the way I had set it up, so I’ll be paying it next year in full, with cash, yeah!
The water bill just came, and is bigger than usual because our yearly parks fee was charge. I off course have money for it in the budget, but will be $60 short on this bill due to the fee, damn it! I guess it could be worse.
Ugh…it really feels shitty right now. I know we will get through this and go straight back to the Snowballs, but why can’t it be just a bit easier?