Sad Finances

19 Aug

Just looked at our spend over the past few months. Granted, we had an expensive vacation – and we had family visiting to entertain (I don’t even know where we spent the money – there were too many ATM withdrawals and you cannot trace cash!), but we spent WAAAAY too much money.

And I looked at what we regularly spend: mortgage, utilities, daycare, groceries, insurance, property fees… Well, I don’t think we can afford another car while I’ll be on matleave, as much as I want to. It looks like we’ll already be spending more than earning. ‘Cause, unlike the previous matleave, we’ll have a toddler in daycare. And choosing between the ability to snooze during the day with the newborn baby (thanks to Timothy being in daycare) and the convenience of having another car – I am choosing sleep. But we can’t afford both.

We’ll see what we can save between now and my EDD in 6.5 months, but I doubt we’ll be able to get another car. Which is sad. For whatever reason, we thought we’d be able to.

Would we have canceled our Newfoundland vacation, had we known we were about to get preggo? Probably not. I’m glad we did go on that vacation, it was awesome and very memorable. Worth the ton of money that it cost us.

But the reality is such that we probably now don’t have enough time to save…


4 Responses to “Sad Finances”

  1. Sam August 20, 2013 at 4:55 AM #

    You know what T, somehow finances always seem to work themselves out. Hang in there, you guys will be fine.


  2. Mrs FF August 23, 2013 at 12:13 PM #

    I agree with Sam, these things always work out one way or the other, as long as you are conscious of it and plan accordingly

    • zygotta August 26, 2013 at 8:55 PM #

      Yes, we are planning… it will be fine, we’ll manage – but I was really hoping we’d get another car…

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