Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Can anything else bad happen?

I learned early on in our marriage that Michael and I have to live at least $500 below our monthly income because we are constantly having major expensive breakdowns and accidents. This is partly because Michael and I combine to make an extremely stupid couple and partly because we're just really really unlucky.

Over the past month, my cell phone broke, Michael's cell phone broke, my laptop power cord broke, the laptop touchpad is acting funky, I accidentally ruined our new table, and the blender died.

Last month, someone hit our car while it was parked in the parking lot in front of our building. Our kids also ruined our carpet using pens as drumsticks.

The month before that, we discovered a water leak in the house we're trying to sell in Maryland. Not to mention that we lost the buyer on our house.

Also last year we had the major issue of a slow water leak in our house that forced us to remodel the kitchen, which we never got to enjoy because we moved.

I don't know how anyone manages to save money because even if we live below our means, all of our savings are sucked up by unexpected expenses.

Sorry for a depressing post, but I'm feeling frustrated and depressed...


  1. Been there. Done that. My heart goes out to you!

  2. PS: Do you want Dad's old phone? It's still pretty good. Mine old one is not.

  3. I am so sorry all that has happened.

  4. uh. know what you mean. had that happen with having a baby and inpatient surgery within a month of each other really bites...even with insurance.

  5. yeah, I know what you mean. Our computer died last week (and is currently at the expensive shop), our basement flooded and my car is acting funny. We were just recovering from christmas and travel. Oh well. Saving with tax breaks?

  6. Awww, your post sounds like a read from my last fall, which I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I'm so sorry. But keep up the venting--I know I feel better when I let it all out on paper, ahem, I mean keyboard...

  7. Thanks everyone for all the comments! It really has made me feel better!


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