That’s the problem with feeling all happy and hopeful and full of holiday spirit – it sets you up for a big crash.
No Harry Potter yesterday…we were overdrawn by almost £500. I normally don’t check the account very often, as we both make good salaries, we don’t have children or other expensive habits, so we kind of just sail along knowing that there’s more than enough money in the account. Until two vehicles need expensive repair work in the same month, until you have to tax several vehicles rather expensively, until you have vet problems and expenditures like XBox 360s.
So, big problem, especially since I’ll only have one more paycheck…and Christmas is coming.
Everything will be sold, including the horse trailer and Lizzie, if I can find a home for her. Her board check will bounce, anyway, unless I can pull cash off one of the credit cards and put it in the bank. And so everything falls down.
We went to the market to buy a few inexpensive things to see us and the animals through this coming week, and there was a Salvation Army band playing. As we walked by, the Christmas songs seemed so loud and I just wanted to yell “Fuck off!”