Yesterday I spent 3 hours in the car and was doing highway driving. I was a bit concerned that every time I started to slow on the highway the steering column began to shake.
I am due for an oil change so instead of waiting to the weekend I called my mechanic and he took a look at it. My $30 oil change is now a $730 oil change and brake job.
Even with my over saving for the early March stuff I didn’t have that money in my car fund. On top of that I just emptied my “Life Happens” account to help ML buy a new computer.
To make up the difference I dipped into a savings line I have in the event that I owe taxes.
I haven’t had to dip this deeply into savings for a while and I was a bit scared that seeing 2 savings lines be at $0,plus dipping into 2 more, would make me feel awful. Instead, I feel powerful!
I had enough money between all my accounts to cover the big cost of the car and loan ML money for a new gaming computer. A year ago this may have set me back and at the end of the day I wouldn’t have known if the savings, LOC, or both had paid for these.
I may be a bit over budget this month but I can guarantee that it would be from not saying no to myself rather than unexpected costs.
Bonus: not being able to drive took choice away so it’s been a couch surfing, Karaoke with Bunny, cuddles with ML kind of day.