THIS is most of the reason I'm in debt
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|Fri, 05-02-2003 - 5:13pm|
The problem is that we bought the house 6 months ago and we put real grass in where the previous owner had astroturf, so we didnt add dirt just started watering. Apparently our dirt level is a lot higher than his, and our yards are very small and separated by a wall. So we have to fix this, we really have no choice, I mean not only do I not want to upset the neighbors, but the HOA will make us anyway. So DH and the neighbor seem to think that we can just put in a drainage ditch or something and that will fix it, but I dont really understand how that would work, so I was up all night last night with visions of having to rip out all the landscaping and regrade the backyard, and pay to have all that dirt hauled away. to the tune of thousands of dollars - ok I am overreacting I admit it but it is something I can't help, I always jump to the worst conclusion.
Anyway, that isnt even the problem. I mean it is but that is not why I say I am in debt, these things just happen sometimes right? but the problem is, what did I do today to make myself feel a little better? I bought a stockpot online and went out to lunch. So in other words I am stressed about money so I spend. that makes a lot of sense huh?
I should at least say that the stockpot was on sale at amazon, and I needed one to make my big batches of chili and stuff so we can save money on lunches, and I have been eyeying this one for a while everytime they put it on their friday sale. But still, I should have kept fighting the urge, I mean I didnt REALLY need it, I could continue to transfer my chili and stuff into two pots when it got too much for my big one. And the point remains that I guess i use shopping (along with eating) to make me feel better. Maybe I should be on the shopaholics board.