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What were you doing, selling crack?

October 20th, 2006 at 12:02 pm

This is what I said when I logged in to my bank's website this morning and saw the amount my DH's paycheck deposit was! But let me start from the begining.

DH often gets overtime. In a good week he get an extra $300. In a really good week, he'll get $500.

This week he got $1000 in overtime and bonus money for being in charge of several shifts!!!!!! That's on top of his normal pay, it came out to more than double what his base paycheck is with no OT included.

I was at work when I saw what the deposit was, so I called DH at home. I asked him "Why is your check was so high, what were you doing, selling crack?" "Yup" he answered! Smile He explained he was put in charge for several of the shifts on top of working extra shifts, and between the two he just made huge $$$$.

If you've ready my previous blog posts, you know that DH ran up the CC last month and that I was going to have to dip into savings to pay for it. He made enough in just this past week that I won't have to do that now, we'll just squeek by! I do feel a little bad, he hates to be in charge on a shift, it really causes him a ton of stress. Still, he wouldn't have needed to if he hadn't run up the bill in the first place.

The bad news is that our dog Missy is going to cost us $300 in vet bills. Poor thing is having problems with her teeth and has to go under to have a few pulled and to have them cleaned up. But, that's been the only "unexpected" expense that has come up this month. I put that in quotes because very few expenses in life are unexpected, if you have a pet they WILL cost you money at some point, the only surprise is when exactly it will happen (hint: usually at the worst possible time). But that will be on next months statement, plenty of time to adjust the budget to cover the cost.

3 Responses to “What were you doing, selling crack?”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    I do feel a little bad, he hates to be in charge on a shift, it really causes him a ton of stress. Still, he wouldn't have needed to if he hadn't run up the bill in the first place.

    Here's to hoping that he will see the light and choose a different path in the future. Wink

  2. LuxLiving Says:

    Yes, if we're responsible pet owners we have to keep funding our Veterinary Fund each and every month! I'm funding mine BUT alas there just isn't much money each month for putting back for this expense, but I am nickle & diming it repeatedly. Eventually it will get to some form of 'healthy' amount. Until then if something comes up it takes two baby - the Veterinary Escrow AND the Emergency Fund each get a hit for this type of expense.

    Congrats on the excellent overtime pay!!

  3. Amber Says:

    I am sorry to hear about Missy but glad that you were able to earn extra cash

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