I am well accustomed with treating myself to a nice reward for what I call ‘good behavior.’ My savings account statement should attest to that.
Well, I say it should because I absolutely have no semblance of a savings account.
Saving money goes separate from saying that I enjoy spending the money I make plus haven’t ever had a lot of complications over the years with our “lack-of-a-normal-savings-account” situation. But then a few weeks ago, however, things took a nasty turn. I had only owned our condo for a few short weeks at that time. I had finally vowed to myself that I was going to start saving some emergency fund money. Of course, something had to come up to derail that entire plan. My Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C components completely stopped working well. It was the dead of Winter season. It was maybe twenty degrees outside at the time, plus there I was stuck with no heating idea in our house. I had moved from our hometown to pursue our career path plus I hadn’t yet made any real friends there. In this situation that translated to me having nowhere I could turn unless I wanted to pay for a hotel room. I thought I could fly house plus surprise our estranged family for the holidays, but then what would become of the new house? The Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C would still be as broken as when I abandoned it. It was settled. I was staying put. I called the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C dealer, but alas, no 1 was available until the next afternoon. I spent the entire evening plus night stuck inside that cold condo all alone thinking about how I was going to pay for the repairman the very next afternoon plus hoping I’d be able to figure something out. This was indeed a truly strong wake up call.