Monday, October 11, 2010
My brother and his fiancee bought Den and I this magnet. I just love it and it works perfect with our little problem. Hey, have I ever said that we have money problems? LOL. Well, not the lose your house kind of problems but still.
Part of the problem is all the money we are spending on gas. Having to go get Anna quite a bit is tacking on anywhere from $100 to $200 a month. The bus only runs on certain weekends and the train takes her downtown Chicago and she won't get in until midnight. Walking around Union station on a Friday at midnight isn't my idea of fun! So we are way overspending in that category. My hope is that she will either get used to being down there or find someone to get a ride with. She did meet one girl from Gurnee so there is hope for the gas category yet.
Another problem is the "food fund" we were going way over there. So Den and I talked and he came up with a plan. That was the first time he ever took charge of a bill problem(hate to say but he usually was the bill problem). We have to write down ever thing we spend with no exceptions. I think the problem was both of us in this category, I would run a deal or two and he would pick up a few extra ingredients to "make" the meal.
I really hope this helps us. This is the hardest budget I have ever had. It's almost exactly like the old one and yet, I can't seem to make it work. It's got to work by January or we are sunk. I've got to get everything paid for on Den's check because I stop cleaning in December. At least, I figured this out before January and have a few months to get it to work. Fingers crossed.
Thanks for stopping over,