It never fails! Just as it seemed as if things were going great! POP!
That pop was the sound of some random piece of metal getting lodged in my tire. It was in there pretty deep, too. Took it to the shop yesterday and they said it couldn't be repaired, so I had to buy a new tire. On top of that, there's at least $500 worth of work that needs to be done (so they say), that I had no idea about.
If that wasn't bad enough, it used to cost me about $35 of gas to make it back and forth to work for the month (keeping in mind that it's only about a mile 1/2 away), but with gas now above $3 down here and inching ever so closer to 4, those days seem to be gone along with music on MTV and stars that were actual stars and not reality TV "stars).
Did I mention that the electricity bill is $150 more than normal. Granted, it was a cold month, and the heater ran a bit more than usual, but $150 more? Ugh!
Now, with all these things that are destined to bankrupt me if I'm not careful, one would think I'd go into a state of depression or madness. I refuse to do so.
The way I see it, things could be worse. At least I have a car to get a flat tire and put gas in, as well as a home with electricity. These are things to be grateful for. Sure, I'll bitch and moan about the cost of things, but I always remember that no matter how bad I think things are, they could always be worse, and that gets me through it all.
Thanks for listening to my ranting about the cost of things!
The Hateful Eight
6 days ago