Not happy, Janet.
I’m about ready to go around putting timers on all light switches, and on tv/computer/stereo power cords too. This quarter’s power bill was large, and I want to know why we used almost half again as much power as the same time last year.
Then there was the health insurance (looking at the children’s teeth, there is no way I’m giving that one up), phone bills, internet, girls’ dancing, quite a lot of childcare, and we also did a few different things in the holidays, plus paid for a family trip to the mainland (going in 4 weeks), there was a (mercifully inexpensive) car issue in there, a trip to the camping shop (I am so glad it was all sale gear)…. and I no longer have any self-education or work-related expenses to claim on tax (work pays for anything I’d be likely to claim, eg assoc membership fees) so no tax return.
This being a grown-up has whiskers on it.
Where’s my knitting?
(did I mention yesterday’s haircut? while fabulous, I would not call it ‘cheap’)