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Financial frustrations

March 21st, 2007 at 03:13 pm

Home again from vacation at my son's house. It was a nice respite from my real life. As soon as I got near my home turf, the money starting falling out of my pockets.

To pick up my car from the airport parking lot was $40. Then I picked up my dog at the vet. Boarding costs were $67.50, and medical costs were $232.50! That covered his annual exam, blood work, toenail clipping, vaccinations, flea & heartworm medication for the next six months, and antibiotics for the infection in his toe that has been hanging on for a year. Since it is very unlikely that the latest round of antibiotics will do any good, I am probably looking at surgery to remove the nail and part of the toe. That will be $400. At least.

Then I went home to find that my tile floor will cost $125 more than estimated. I don't even want to talk about that!

I'm frustrated. It seems I never get ahead; in fact, I can't keep from falling behind.

One of the custodians in my building lost her home in a fire yesterday. She was in an apartment. Now she has nothing -- just the clothes on her back. She is staying in a motel free of charge, but she will need help getting on her feet. This is a time when I would love to have extra money to give away, but I am socked in with all these extra expenses. It really makes me mad when I can't afford to help someone!

4 Responses to “Financial frustrations”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Darn, that is a huge homecoming expense you've endured!

    Is the community helping your custodian??

  2. Brooklyn girl Says:

    Maybe you can help her out with things from your house that are still of good quality but you no longer need. Cooking utensils, clothing, lamps...

    As for your expenses -- I know it is frustrating. But they are in the category of "life happens". Smile

  3. moi aussi Says:

    I know what you mean with the vet expenses Carolina Bound. But we have to take care of them. They are a part of our family. But I can understand how you feel. I am so sorry to hear about the custodian in your building. I am sure you can help her in other ways. Think of all the time you spent with your grandson. It must have been worth everything. And welcome back home!

  4. Sunshine Suz Says:

    Brooklyn Girl had a good idea. Maybe there are things that you need to get rid of before you move...you could bless her with them and it would help both of you out.

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