...one step back.
Here in PA, we need to get our card inspected yearly. This year, I needed 2 new tires and of course with new tires comes an alignment. That is on top of the inspection and emissions testing fee. So, in order to have my car pass inspection, I will need to pay over $450. My car is 3 years old. It is not in need of extensive repair so $450 seems like a lot to me. I am starting to think maybe I should invest in a scooter to get me to work because between yearly maintenance and gas I am going to be selling my blood soon (and they wouldn't want it anyway).
I am pretty down becuase P and I have been tightening our belts and not putting anything on the credit cards. Eating in a lot more and being very careful with the budgeting. Now, we have this. It's like no matter how hard we try to do the right thing, financially, there is always something around the corner to bite us in the ass. I know, that's life and what not. It just gets tiring sometimes, ya know?
I think I'll go home tonight (after picking up my car) and crawl under the bed until the economy gets better. I'll take my blankie too.