Well, it's been quite a month, and July is not even over yet! I think I'm going to hide out in our bedroom with the baby until it is, just in case!!
We fixed the balcony, replaced the boiler, and bought the pool fence. The boiler completely died two hours before the new one was delivered, leaving us with no hot water until his brother (who does hvac for a living) could come over to help install it...but they didn't have time to do the heat, so he'll have to come back... We have also been having major car issues - the truck failed inspection, and it's not worth fixing (at least not right now) so we have been sharing the car, and today we had to pay another $1060 for repairs to pass inspection (not to mention the four new tires a few weeks ago) and other work done this month. It turns out mice had chewed through wires causing a check engine light! I'm happy the car will finally pass and it is driving much better now, but we cleaned out our baby savings, home maint fund, and a big chunk of our sinking funds. We also stopped our 10% giving this month, and I am certain it has to do with why EVERYTHING seems to be such a challenge lately. It's just one thing after another!
So this month we spent $5757.71 on home repairs, and $1885.58 on auto repairs!!
But, enough is enough... I put the 10% back in the budget (and plan on "paying" the month back along with our other sinking funds) along with bs4. We really could use a boost in income!!
And of course on top of it all, I found on this week that my company ebay that I manage is on below standard until 9/20 (through no direct fault of mine, thankfully), but I'm fighting to get it resolved. Our sales will be nonexistent until it changes, and that is a good chunk of my income!
I'm sooo done with this month!