...two steps back is the way that old saying goes. Perhaps not two full steps in this case, but once again life conspires to put you in your place if you get a little to cocky.
My husband (or the Expert Engineer as he is affectionately known around the home office) has had an excellent billing month. Without oversharing, let's just say if he worked like this every month, we'd soon be living on the proverbial easy street.
Of course, we know only too well about the fickle nature of the manufacturing business. Why, it was only two months ago that he sat around twiddling his thumbs for three of the four weeks. But we're flush around here right now, and I'd actually started thinking about buying some things...like new bedroom furniture and carpet, and a new floor for the bathroom.
But then, here came a stack of medical bills from the University of Michigan Hospital. And a call from our tenant in the Money Pit (aka the rental home in Naples) about a leaky faucet and broken garbage dispoasl. And here at home last night a bath tub full of rust colored hot water, signaling the demise of our 20 year old water heater. Plus the property taxes due in two weeks, and the homeowners association fees due in three.
Money, money, money.
So for the umpteenth time, I put my ideas about new things on hold and figure I'll just soldier on with the old a little while longer.
At least until we can take another more giant step forward in the financial department.