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Black Friday & Spending Woes

December 3rd, 2013 at 03:24 pm

Last week was crazy, and this week is even worse.

Money has been running out like water, and will continue to do so until next week.

To make a back story, I bought a pretty nice camera several years ago. I had it about a week when I was taking pictures and asked my mother to hold it for a second. Well she dropped it on a concrete block, and since then I have been struggling to keep it working. I have to duct tape the battery door down, and hold it tightly with my fingers. Then a month ago it stops turning on, and said memory card error.

My memory card is now corrupt and I have lost most of my pet pictures including my beloved Goatie, who was my best friend, and died last year.

I am still working on finding a person to try to recover them. My attempts have failed.

I have a goat herd, and babies have started arriving, and of course I need a camera to update our website, and get pictures to buyers.

I was planning on asking for gift cards for Christmas, and saving up to buy a new camera.

On thanksgiving I was flipping through the sale ads and the EXACT camera that I wanted was on sale for 60% off, a savings of over $90.

I could not pass it up, so I went and stood in line for 2 hours, and they ended up only having a couple so I went home empty handed.

I was so upset, then my brother-in-law called me on Saturday and asked if I still needed a camera because they had a whole stack left over at the walmart he was at! Whoot! So I got my camera!

I bought a new memory card on Cyber Monday. It was $35.99 on sale for $7.00!

Then I had some emergency vet bills, had to buy a coupon to get my cat fixed which was only $35 instead of the normal cost of $100, I went black Friday shopping and spent $100 on gifts and some needed clothes.

So while everything I bought was at a huge discount, I have been bleeding money.

Thursday is my planned shopping trip with my mother. So I bet I will spend another $100. Sunday I am going to a concert which I have already paid for, but there will be gas, and possibly food.

My husband has not gotten to go shopping yet, so I may have to go with him on Saturday as well. Yikes!

This week I got only a half of a check, so that has not helped.

Everything just fell in two weeks and I am scrambling for the money.

As of now I have spent about $300. With at least another $100+ expected by the end of the week.

Sigh. I hope I can still need my savings goals this year. It is not looking too good at this time.

3 Responses to “Black Friday & Spending Woes”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Does the same vet work with your goats? Perhaps you have enough animals to write up a contract and have the vet on retainer. I always think that animals are risky, dollar-wise, for someone just starting out. Are the goats already a part of your income?

  2. klarose Says:

    I'm sorry I don't understand the question?

    I've had the goats for years. My goats aren't risky, they are part of my income. The vet I work with is very reasonable, and I'm lucky to have them. My mother is a nurse, so instead of charging me to bring the animal in, they will just give us any medicines or shots that we need, and we can administer them ourselves. It saves us a lot of money. We also don't have to buy entire bottles, they will give us just the amount I need.

    I have a farm, so vet bills are to be expected. I was lucky to only have to pay $35 to save the goat. That was for testing, and enough medicine to cover my entire herd if needed.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    That answers my question.

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