Thursday, April 18, 2013

When it rains...

It pours…

It’s been a pricey month for us.

It started out with prom. Between the dress, shoes, nails, hair, etc, it cost us $500.

Angie hit a deer on the way home from work on April 2nd. We still don’t have her car back from the body shop, something about “the parts we finally received don’t fit”. The damn thing did $4,600 damage. Thank goodness for insurance. We only owe $500 for it. If it were one of the other cars, we’d be hosed. Liability only on the other three.

Speaking of insurance, Abby just got her license and has started driving. I added her to the car insurance. Between the deer and another young driver, I’m guessing I’ll see a $80-$100 month increase.

Still speaking of insurance, our home owners rate just went up $400/year. I called our agent. He says “it’s a volatile insurance market right now”. Really?

We finally got our taxes filed on Sunday. We owe $3,700. I guess we weren’t taking enough withholding out after Angie started nursing full time. No tuition payments and the increased income took us by surprise. Our fault I guess, but still…shit!

Abby’s wisdom teeth have been bugging her a bunch lately. Angie took her to the oral surgeon today. Of course, she needs to have them removed. That’s gonna cost us $1,100 up front.

I’m not counting the car repairs, gas for another driver, dentist visits, etc.

We could afford all of this no problem if our money tree hadn’t died in last summer’s drought.

The great thing about all of this is that Angie and I can laugh about it, and we do. It’s just money. It comes, it goes.

The rain though, it could stop any time.


Saturday, April 06, 2013


Prom night tonight.  Abby's been looking forward to it for a long time.  I guess prom is huge.  I don't understand the big draw though.  It looks like a bunch of over spending, stress, fighting, and nonsense to me.  Maybe that stuff is fun for girls.  I have no idea.

One thing that I do know is that someone is always late for pictures.  Most of us get there on time.  The rest of us wait a half hour for some inconsiderate a-hole that doesn't give a crap about anyone else.  Happens every single time without fail.

Today, we took prom pictures at Austin's house.  It was like a mini Bass Pro. Literally twenty some deer heads, a moose, some elk, a mountain lion, a leopard, and a musk ok.  This dude likes to go far away and shoot stuff.  Yes, I'm jealous.


Tuesday, April 02, 2013


Some random cellphone pics from the past few months.