I received the credit card/vet payment bill today for Hutch’s hospitalization (He’s doing WONDERFUL by the way. I went running with him last night and it was awesome!!)
I lost my breath.
But hey, according to the paperwork, if I make minimum payments…I can be paid off in 13 years. It annoys me that this credit card company hopes my debt may outlive my dog.
As I stared at the bill, I was annoyed with myself. Dave Ramsey encourages people to live outside the box rather than have a natural reaction to accrue more debt.
I didn’t think outside the box. I threw in the towel – and quickly at that.
The fact is, there will ALWAYS be a reason to jump back into debt. Car repairs, hospital bills, home repairs… VET BILLS.
I know it’s only a two month hiccup but I can’t help but wonder if I had offered to scrub dog poop, would have let me?
I’m working on changing the way I think. I’m slow – but I’m getting there.
What I really wonder is…
What is the strangest way you have paid a bill?
Have you cleaned your dentist’s home? Have you cooked for your mechanic? Have you babysat for your plumber?
My husband installed an exhaust fan for a 6 pack of beer so trust me – I know you folks are out there.