Thursday, November 17, 2005

Oh, the aggravation...

You know how sometimes thing to be going pretty well, and then something comes along and bites you in the ass?

I just balanced my checkbook yesterday and commented to myself that I wasn't completely in the hole (although I am still using credit cards from time to time, which really has to stop). And although I know I need two new tires and a car inspection before the end of the month, I was feeling okay about the money situation.

Until this evening...

First, I open my invoice for the winter and spring in my nursing program, and my awarded financial aid is $210 short of covering my full bill. So that means I have to pay them $210...and I don't have any excess money in my loans to pay for books, so I will have to pay for those too. Crap.

Then I open a large envelope from a non-profit organization of which I am a (very bad, very absent, not-so-involved-because-life-is-so-crazy) board member. And in it are five items that they are asking me to sell for $15 each...for a total of $75. Listen, I don't have time to breathe, let alone sell these things. So I will probably end up buying them myself and giving them as gifts for Christmas. I know it's a good cause, but it still makes me cranky. They will make cute gifts, but they were not the kind of bombshell I wanted in my mailbox today.

I hate money...

4 comments:

Kat said...

Don't hate the money...hate the mail carrier. they are evil and bring you things that steal your money away. it is no wonder that dogs hate them.

lonna said...

I have nothing to say except I feel your pain. I was broke, broke, broke in college and grad school, and it's only a little better now.

GlitterGlamGirl05 said...

I feel your pain after having to shell out $650 for tires and a new battery last weekend. EEK!

patrice said...

yeah, what's up with cars and repairs and shit? so annoying. we just paid $120 for an oil change and wiper replacement. wtf??