Monday, August 02, 2010

The budget

'I've been doing some sums.'

These aren't the words to be greeted with when arriving home. Especially when said in that tone of voice.

'We're spending more than I allowed for when I worked out if I could afford to retire.'
'We're spending too much.'
'On what?'
'Everything. Except George.'

Even allowing for extra trips to the vet George is in budget. So he can stay.

However the jury's still out on my position.


Ole Phat Stu said...

Me too! I've just scraped the front spoiler off the car by backing over a stone I hadn't seen, put a hole in the radiator and the A/C. That's going to cost me a small fortune :-(

James Higham said...

Sackcloth time.

nick said...

There's nothing for it, you'll just have to give up the oysters and caviar. And sell the Rolls-Royce.

CherryPie said...

I always hate that phrase too...

Ruth said...

He's obviously doing the sums wrong ;-)

Furtheron said...

Don't start that train of thought, I've only been not working a month and am in a panic inside a bit about it... although I really know I'm ok for some time yet

NitWit1 said...

Budget! What budget? If we had one, my husband uncharacteristically blew the whole year in one month this July.

Luckie and I will go on a diet--I need to resume that activity somewhat more seriously than Luckie. Guess we'll give up treats, but I refuse to turn off the air conditioner when it is 101 degrees.

Glad George is still in the budget.

Jay said...

We have that same conversation sometimes - OH took early retirement too!

I'm glad to know George at least is coming in under budget! LOL!

Furtheron said...

I'm avoid doing those sums at the moment... given I don't have any income - we'll have to live on what we have in the bank I'd rather not think about it... :-)

Gledwood said...

Must've been a huge amount you put aside for George, considering his kidney beans, butter etc escapades!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I know what you mean . It's all the hidden extras like loo paper and washing-up liquid , I think .
Couldn't possibly be those strawberries ..... they're 3 for the price of 2 .

Liz said...

Plus the cost of the new glasses, stu!

Well, perhaps not quite yet, james!

WE might have to sell the porsche, nick.

It makes me shiver, cherrypie.

Why didn't I think of that, ruth?!

Plenty of time before you need to panic, furtheron!

What did husband do, nitwit?!

It must be a symptom of early retirement, jay.

It was, gledwood.

That's my view too, sonata!