Well well, after writing my previous blog post about my concerns for November, it just got worse! Seriously, I have run over a leprechaun or let a posse of black cats cross my path? As days go, yesterday was not a great day.
Started badly, had a minor toothache for days which increased to the point of emergency dentist visit time. I hate the dentist anyway but sadly, I couldn’t eat on one side of my mouth so had no choice. One X-Ray later, absess above a tooth in my jaw. Oh joy, and the tooth is infected too. So, this tooth is being removed next week but now I have a bill for the injection and removal, and antibiotics. Not budgeted for this at all but I need to eat, although ironically I may not have much money left for food!
We move on…..
Knock on the door, cheery postman awaits with a parcel and an apology. “Sorry mate, just pulled your gate off the wall by mistake”. Brilliant, so my front gate is now hanging off. Had a look at it, yep it’s totally knackered so need a new iron gate and 2 new holes drilled in the solid brick to fit it. That can wait though, just means animals can now wander into my front garden at will.
My car was struck from behind at the end of July, finally picked up yesterday. I was supposed to get a high end car as a replacement however it is a small car. A very small car. Sucked this up but went out yesterday evening to a friend’s house and when I left I made a fateful decision. Rather than take the motorway, I decided to go the back rounds over the hill back to mine. Decision was based on the fact there had been a minor accident so I went the other way. Came over the hill and got flagged down by a policeman, apparently I was doing 40 in a 30 zone. Really? I didn’t think that car did over 30. The joke didn’t go down well so I got a fine and speeding points.
Got home, one of the cats has been sick over my fresh bedding.
What is going on eh? My luck appears to be on a downward spiral, not entirely sure why. The problem with being in debt is everything seems worse when it happens. If I wasn’t in debt, a broken gate / dentist bill / speeding ticket would be something you could suck up. But when you are already struggling, new bills seem 10 times worse.
I love this quote: