a pre-emptive strike against the proverbial wolf at the door…

After work I took my can of coins to Safeway and dumped them into the coin eating machine: I got over a $100.00 which I will use to make a grocery run to Wal-Mart tomorrow. I’ve never been one to watch my money real closely but over the past few months it has become evident that I need to tighten things up; especially need to stop charging things.

The wolf is not at the door but I can see him out there circling around, waiting, watching. My intent his to bite the wolf in the ass before he bites me in the ass…

Several years ago I had things pretty well under control; lots of debt but well under control. Various expensive things happened between 2000 and now, none of which by itself was particularlly onerous but the cumulative effect is quite massive in fact.

I have always been one to spend money freely and then there was college for both kids and Sweetous, home repairs, weddings, trips for me and Sweetous and also for the kids, and inlaws, and the extended visitation by the Others. Now the econmy is in the toilet, gas is up; so now it is time to tighten it all up.