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Empty Checkbook

May 20th, 2008 at 01:17 pm

It's May 20th, and Checkbook Number One is looking pretty empty.

We got rid of The Dead Zone, so what happened?

Well, several things: the grocery/eating out dollars spent is way over budget, less is being put on the credit card (and thus being put off until next month) and there were some math errors.

I'm hoping and anticipating we'll be able to squeak by until June with another fill-up for both vehicles, and about $100 for our Memorial Weekend Camping trip (this includes about $60 for a ferry ride).

DH and I had a discussion about this last night. He had a pretty negative reaction. In reality though, this is nothing different than what's happened here in the onion patch for the last several years. The main difference is that he is now aware of it. While it's challenging to deal with his reaction, we are talking and that is a huge improvement in my book.

2 Responses to “Empty Checkbook”

  1. merch Says:

    Yep. every now and then you hit a bump in the road. The trick is to keep the car on the road and not go in a ditch.

    If it helps, it isn't always paradise at my house either. Sometimes me and misses get a little heated. As long as I don't have to sleep in the guest room...

  2. Petunia Says:

    Merch - LOL! No guest room here. DH & I talking about anything money related (and having him initiate the conversations) is WAY MORE than I ever expected when I started here in mid-April.

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