Why hello! My name is Melissa, and occasionally when I find time I actually stop by on here and write! I know, sounds crazy right? I’ve wanted to write and share so many things lately, but I’ve just been so tired I find myself falling asleep while browsing on the computer, and haven’t been able to stay up and actually write a post for a few days now.
1. Always have extra money stashed away for emergencies. Monday our refrigerator broke. We had already repaired it once a couple of years ago and this time there was no going back. So the search began to find something that was decent in our price range, which was no easy task. It amazes me how much nice refrigerators cost! $2000, even $3000? Yikes. I shopped around in stores and narrowed it down, then went online and found extra discount codes to plug in to bring the price down more, and then had it shipped to us. Needless to say we lived out of camping coolers all week, and thankfully finally got our new fridge delivered yesterday. If that wasn’t enough, my Expedition decided it was going to act up and not going to run well on Wednesday. Not knowing how long it would take (or how much it would cost to fix it) we really had no other option than to get a rental car for the week so we could get everyone to work, school, and games. Luckily we got the car fixed and brought it back last night and it was cheaper than we anticipated, but everything happening at once really reminded me of how much I need to start setting even more away into our savings account so we don’t have to rely on borrowing for these kinds of things. Now that our savings is drained it’s time to start cracking down on that one. 😉