Thursday, September 03, 2009
I love our new front porch! But the pretty white railing and comfy patio furniture are going to have to wait.
Early in my college career, I briefly considered being a math major. After a few semesters I settled on English because my grades were better in Composition than Calculus. Paul is an engineer who took lots of math and accounting and used to work for the Economics department. But somehow, between the two of us, we can't balance a budget!
We sit there in front of our computer screens, spreadsheets and pie charts and how-to books and more than a decade of adult experience all around.
"Huh," one of us says, looking at the other. "I don't get it."
"We're missing something," the other replies. "It just doesn't make sense."
So: a hold on home improvement and moving to a cash-only budget for a while!
Apparently we'll have to live like no one else right now, so later we can live like no one else.
Which means . . . stay tuned for homemade Christmas presents.