I guess that IS WHY we are FRUGAL!!!!!! It is always nice to have that savings to fall back on.
This is going to be the summer of spend at our home, I do believe. NO, it does not make me the least bit happy. YES, I have been putting it off as long as possible. Some things just can't be put off any longer. Maintenance on home and vehicles HAS to happen. It is an evil necessity!
This year (soon):
Of course, there will be gardening and flower supplies to get. I am OK with that!
New tires all around on the Blazer
Need some under the hood work done on Blazer as well
One new tire for the truck (and then hopefully selling the truck)
Mower needs work - so thinking about getting a 2nd one to have for emergencies
Paint and tile the bathroom (have the paint)
Need new outdoor security lights installed (at least 2)
Lots of odds and end jobs indoors and out - that I just can't do myself (we both DO try) - hire helper
I really need a new couch - this one is 16 years old. It looks nice - but isn't comfy any more
Oh my, I just cringe when I think about spending a lot of money.
Then I think, what have we been saving for? We can't take it with us. We are getting older, might as well get what we want and need. Why leave it all to someone else - we worked for it!
This is so true! LIFE and TIME are the a couple of our greatest assets
We have been frugal most of our married years and tried to do things right, so that we wouldn't have a lot of burdens when we got older. We planned, knowing G would be probably be disabled at some point. WE DID GOOD! I guess now we can afford to play a little.
Now play is good - splurging once in a while is good - we all need to.
It is the MUNDANE expenses that gripe my bum!!!!!
Tires - that's no fun!!!!!! Makes me safe, sure - but not a fun expense!
Taxes - no fun. We have all our property taxes paid for the year now.
Insurance no fun. We need it "just in case".
Tags for car - no fun. Got to stay all legal!
The list goes on and on................
Hopefully, we get all our items taken care off this summer, and can still continue to save. I am frugal with a purpose!!!!!!!
Hope you have a relatively frugal summer and can avoid the many pitfalls of NOT FUN spending!