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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Day 297 and $2806

$2806! That's how much we've spent from the emergency fund since we started this last January. It's been used for car repairs, plumbing repairs, medicine. It's just amazing. I couldn't believe it when I added it up just now. I'm just in awe and feeling very blessed right now!

In the past, anytime we had a crisis of any kind, it was very stressful and we were desperately wondering where we would get the money from. I cannot tell you what a peaceful feeling it was this past weekend when we had the tire and the plumbing problem in the same day and we knew we had the money to get them both taken care of. It was still stressful and upsetting of course, but not in the same way.

Tomorrow I want to talk about Christmas shopping. Have you started yet? It's coming up fast!


Mom Thumb said...

I have started, but even though I was feeling kind of smug about it, I then realized how many paydays between now and then and got a little dose of reality. Plus, our gift giving has grown with our new future daughter-in-law. So I am going to have to be creative and I look forward to ideas!

KiddoKare1 said...

That's funny, I just realized the other day how many paydays we have till Christmas too. I'm not feeling smug about being started, but I am feeling pretty darn relieved.