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Monday, April 14, 2014

Dilemma

This post has nothing to do with writing, but I thought I’d share it anyway.

Every job I’ve ever had has included cash handling, balancing, or both.  In all ten years of my experience, there are only two times in my history that my cash register has been off.  The first one was a penny off, due to the fact that someone else used my register while I was on break, and the second was due to a manager using my drawer before I even signed in (which he got in trouble for).  Both times were clearly not my fault, and because of my superb record and accuracy, I developed some what of a big head, okay not really, but I did gain confidence with finances – well at least other people’s finances. 

Since I have not been working, I have had the time to concentrate on my own personal finances, and have created an accounting system that is pretty flawless.  The only thing that can screw anything up is human error…

Just a quick FYI, I am really starting to believe that this whole “pregnancy brain” is real, and not a myth!  I have noticed that I forget things, people’s names, their faces, and minor details.  In addition, I haven’t been sleeping more than a few hours a night, hence my Night Time Confessions mini blog on my personal Facebook page. 

So with all that in mind, at the beginning of the month, I did a monthly budget.  Everything led me to believe that I had $34 dollars in the bank after all the bills were paid; not much, I know. Well today, after finally getting at least six hours of sleep, I went back through my budget and balanced out my checkbook.  After double and triple checking, I realized that I had screwed up!  Yes, me, the perfect one!  I’m just as shocked as you are! 

Thankfully, the error was in my favor.  I had calculated how much my monthly bills were minus what I had in the bank at the time, which was the difference of $34 dollars.  I carefully examined where I went wrong and realized that every bill had already gone through and been cleared, except for my rent check – I won’t even get into the story of how terrible my landlord is at cashing my checks!

Long story short, I have WAY more money than expected, and here’s where the dilemma comes in:  My bed’s mattress is TERRIBLE!  I mean TERRIBLE!  It squeaks every time I get in and out of bed, when I roll over, when I tuck myself in, and etc.  I think that is the main reason I haven’t been sleeping.  Now, as it stands, I have enough money to buy a new mattress.  There you go then! Buy a new mattress and problem solved!  Yeah, not so fast, there’s more.  On the other side, I graduate in a little less than two months from college.  Since my school’s all the way in Florida and I’m all the way in Colorado, travel can be pretty pricey.


Now, the question is: do I buy a new bed, or attend my graduation?