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Good News…and Bad News…


Yesterday I received some great news in the mail. My Escrow Disclosure Statement for my mortgage indicated that starting July 1 our mortgage payment would now be $323 instead of $337. That extra $14/month may not seem like much but I am a believer that every little bit counts when it comes to paying down your debt.

Now the bad news…

My frugal glasses took a major blow and are damaged beyond repair. Right now my damaged lenses are in a pair of very ill fitting frames just so I can see to function. I can’t wear these ones out of the house. I do have some older pairs of contacts that I have kept for occasions such as this, so will bring them out of retirement and wear them when I need to. Come Monday morning I will be making an appointment for an eye exam and paying the money for a new pair of glasses.

I guess in a way I feel defeated that my frugal glasses didn’t last longer. But really, they’ve lasted me a year and it was during a time where I would have to put the cost on a credit card. This time around, I will have the cash to get them. It’s the extra cash that would be going to the credit cards to keep with my debt reduction plan, but I have to remember that there will be some bumps along the way to becoming debt-free. You just have to keep your head up and keep chugging along 🙂

Mechanic Update and a Lesson Learned


After thinking it over, our car went back to our regular mechanic to get it diagnosed and fixed. It went in at 10am and my tummy has been upset ever since. After fearing the worst for hours, I heard from his shop around 5pm and are you ready for how much it cost? You really ready?

$59.00 (includes an oil change)

The diagnosis?

I can’t even believe I am going to admit this – but…the gas cap wasn’t tight enough. Yup, that’s what caused my check engine light to come on.

Lesson learned – make sure you tighten your gas cap!! 🙂