Update on cars and MM

Hello,

So last post I started complaining about how I wasn’t going to be able to watch March Madness and about how cars require money for upkeep.  Let me give you an update. 

Since it is truly mad not to watch March Madness, I gave in and paid $3.99 for the luxury to watch basketball on the ipad and computer.  I am still fuming about paying but it seems like a good investment since that $3.99 will provide hours of high interest entertainment.

Cars stink.  Last week when my brakes were grinding I took it in to the shop and I wasn’t there 10,000 customer so I had to pay full price.  That full price was about $350.  That stunk.  Two days later I brought my wife’s care in to the shop and again I supported the car maintenance industry to the tune of $350.  $700 later both of our cars work really well.  Depressing.  Anyway, we will have to readjust March’s budget to accomodate.  Hopefully we won’t have to take money out of our savings, but we may need to.  I don’t think we can find $700 laying around our budget anywhere.

On a kind-of-money-related note tomorrow is my last day of work before I start my new gig.  The aspect of the job I will probably miss the most is my preschool storytimes.  They were a pain in the neck to plan but it was worth it….usually.  So if any of you have a child aged preschool – third grade, I will gladly read books, sing songs, and do some fingerplays with them whenever.

That’s about it for now.  This weekend we are planning on making our budget for April and reviewing how we did in March.  We’ll talk to you then.

— Aaron

P.S. There is a web-site, The Books They Gave Them, and I submitted an entry which will appear in their book being published late this year.

P.P.S. Bummer South Dakota State lost in the first round.  They played ok and had a chance.  My bracket is busted.

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2 thoughts on “Update on cars and MM

  1. aboundingabundance says:

    Amanda Kirkpatrick’s dad told me to either marry a rich man or marry a man who knows how to fix cars. Looks like you are on your way to being the first.

    I’m still looking for pictures of B’s first birthday. Whateve, isn’t that what this blog is about?

    Kara K

  2. That is really funny advice!! Sorry about the pics. Maybe someday : )

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