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Surgeries, hospital bills, promotions, etc

August 1st, 2008 at 05:27 am

I came home from class yesterday and DH was looking at motorcycles. I'll give him this, before this year he would never consider a USED motorcycle. He'd always say "For $2K more I could just buy a new one"

But I've really changed my strategy when he approaches me like that. Last night I said "How would we even pay for it, even if it was $4K? We don't even have your bonus, our TV is quitting, I have an ER bill I need to pay, and if you make Chief then we have to buy your uniforms, and we need to use some of your bonus money to do the needed maintenance on your car in October"

So instead of focusing on the "Its at such a good price" we are focusing on "We have other things to worry about right now"

Our son also needs surgery. Its been a long road of seeing an endocrinologist, hematologist, and ENT. The whole process has been around a year and the final diagnosis is that his anemia and nosebleeds are not related. His anemia is on the low end of normal and docs say "He just didn't read the textbooks as to what his levels should be"

But his adenoids are enlarged so they need to be removed. We've scheduled surgery for mid-Sept. Thank god our health insurance should cover everything 100% and DH will likely be there.

I feel like I've sort of fallen off the band wagon with saving. We're working on it though and I'm hoping he picks up Chief, that would be a $400/mo raise between the increase in rank and the BAH. We should find out within the week, but I need to remind myself that just cause we are making more doesn't mean we can spend more... we still have CC debt, preschool, and car repairs coming up.

3 Responses to “Surgeries, hospital bills, promotions, etc”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Here's to hoping your hubby gets the promotion.

    Very glad to hear about not spending more even if one makes more.

  2. scfr Says:

    Good job focusing on what really matters.

  3. momcents Says:


    I like how you've changed your strategy, sounds like it worked well.

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