Poor House

We have recently come to the realization that we actually CANNOT afford to have a baby with only one income – at least not if we continue to live the way we’ve become accustomed. So it looks like we’re cutting back.

The first casualty is HBO – which I figure is probably better anyways. I think the only boobs my baby really needs to see are the ones that provide his food. Next to go will be E’s GPS service. I figure the only places he really needs to find for the next year or so are a) our house and b) the hospital. Which is less than a mile from our house. If he needs a fancy satellite guidance system to find either of those I have bigger problems than money – like how bad is his alcohol poisoning or who else has been beating him in the head?

Luckily, thanks to the ridiculously high rate at which the government taxed E’s bonus last year we’re getting a nice refund. It should be enough to keep us in diapers and tiny socks for the next year or so, when I can work on finding another source of income.* I think it will even cover a replacement for my leaking washing machine and maybe one of those fancy gliders for the nursery. At the very least it means I can look forward to spending time with my baby in a house complete with both heat and electricity.

*Actually, in the next year or so we’ll probably be moving, although I can’t think about that right now or I’ll have a panic attack. But hopefully it’s to somewhere with a slightly less ridiculous cost of living.

9 Responses to “Poor House”

  1. Erin (i dont have a fake name :( ) says:

    Don’t more to Georgia, there are way too many lizards here!

  2. Erin (i dont have a fake name :( ) says:

    Oops…move* (feel free to delete these now so that I look less stupid)

  3. lalaland13 says:

    Aww, moving? I thought he was basically secure in that spot for the next three years.

    And yeah, few couples can make it on one income and have a baby. Don’t feel bad. And I’ve never had HBO, so you’re doing better than me.

    And aren’t refunds great? I’m getting a pretty nice amount and putting much of it back, in case of disaster. If no disaster strikes, I’ll use some of it to go to a wedding in Minnesota in July.

  4. sarrible says:

    Well, it’s unlikely the Navy will send you to Manhattan, so I think y’all will be fine. Besides, Lowercase will be really cheap to feed for a while. Surely there’s a way to make money in World of Warcraft…

  5. Erin (i dont have a fake name :( ) says:

    Actually, Mitch sold his character that he built up to a really high level on ebay and made some money. I guess nerding sometimes pays off?

  6. Other Erin says:

    If you end up in the delightful Norfolk area, I’ll babysit on weekends/evenings so you can work.

    Erin – are you serious? I’m’ sure E could teach you how to do that and then you could “work” from home.

  7. Mitch says:

    Other Erin – Yep, I played the game for a little over a year when I was in Alaska and bored. Got here, didnt have time for it anymore. If I remember correctly I got almost $300.00 for it.

    It was back before they had come out with any expansion packs (there are two now, lots more stuff, higher character etc etc – morale of this part being you could get ALOT more now for a high level character than when I sold my account.)

  8. Erin (i dont have a fake name :( ) says:

    @Mitch – Honey, your nerd is showing :)

  9. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    Maybe the Navy will move you South!

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