Monday, April 23, 2012

Miscellany Monday - C'mon May!

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I'm not one to hurry through life but here are some reasons why it needs to be May already:

1.My birthday is in May and I love my birthday. (Only 25 shopping days left. Do plan ahead.)

2. April has turned into an expensive month. Let me count the ways:
  • putting house on the market (didn't actually cost anything, per se, but it feels like it ought to be on this list)
  • new carpet
  • new kitchen floor (including tile, grout, 1/4 round, & baseboard)
  • new dishwasher
  • new planters, plants and such for the all-important "Curb appeal" of our house
  • new key, to leave in lock box for house showings (Which, alas, have not really materialized yet)
  • items to fix the front door (we have 2) that we never use. The people at Home Depot and Loews recognize us now. This is not a good thing.
  • possibly getting new gutters, but this has not actually happened yet
  • four (yes, count 'em 1-2-3-4) new tires for our minivan
  • dentist, endodontist and orthodontist appointments for Polly
  • 2 cavities = 2 fillings. In BABY teeth in Polly's mouth, for Pete's sake. Fillings in baby teeth are now on my "This is ridiculous and are you serious?!?!" list. Yes, I have such a list.
  • 4 baby teeth to be pulled, also from Miss Polly's mouth (This is happening tomorrow afternoon. If you happen to think of Polly please pray for her.)
  • medication for yours truly, both for a cold that WILL NOT GO AWAY and for reasons related to the miscarriage which I shall not go into here
  • new to us car (Non-sarcastic side note: Thanks, Mem and Pop - we love it!) with new plates, new title, and new insurance
  • Philip informs me that we need a new weed-eater. He's in charge of lawn maintenance so I have no say over this, though I confess I tried to talk him out of it. He didn't take my "just use scissors or pull them by hand" suggestion seriously.
  • bird removal from attic and repair to attic. Yes, we actually had to pay for this. The bird removal man came today. And this is why you pay someone to do this: the part of the attic the birds had infested is not actually accessible from the inside. But he climbed a ladder and reached in that attic with his bare hand and pulled those pests out. His BARE HAND, people. I am all astonishment. (I was also, "oh my word, I think I'm going to lose my lunch" but that has now passed.) Please do not ask what he did with the birds. I'm sure they've gone to live on a very nice farm somewhere. Ahem.
While that feels like plenty, I am sure I've left off a thing or two or twenty. And that's not even accounting for the fact that gasoline and groceries now require a credit check to purchase. ("Arm and leg in lieu of payment" optional)

C'est la vie. But if I had known that this is what adulthood is really like, I think I would have enjoyed my relatively carefree younger days more. 

Keep in mind: this post is for venting and mild humor purposes only. God is good to us all the time. His mercies truly are new every morning. If I didn't know that, I couldn't joke about this stuff.

4 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Your month sounds a lot Like ours (minus the cavities and birds). I love reading your house buying and selling woes (and yays! If there are any) only bc now I know we aren't alone in this! Praying Gods will for us both ion this adventure! And yes, it us so great that God is so good all the time! :)

Amy said...

My head is spinning from your April expenses. I now have a headache on your behalf. Come on, May!!!

Katie said...

Oh man! That is one big spendy month. Hopefully, you won't have to do any of that again for a long while! The only reason I'm glad to be a renter :)

Lisa said...

What?!? You don't love Lowes? I go and walk their aisles when I need to relax and get ideas for the house (if only I were joking).

Months like this are never any fun. Here's hoping they are few and far between. Love you guys!

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