Saturday, December 29, 2007

Holy Mother Of God

We just got our credit card bill. Let me just say... SWEET FUCKING JESUS! In the most horrible of all timings our Disney trip transaction didn't post until a few days after the end of our trip... which put it on the same bill as all of our Christmas expenses... BONUS! This brings this months bill to over two times our usual monthly bill. Oh did I mention that our mortgage needs to be paid at the same fucking time!


Sequana said...

There's an unhappy surprise for the new year....:(

Mrs. Furious said...

you're not kidding.

unfortunate timing... but what can you do? I usually do most of the shopping, but at Xmas time I can't really control the extra stuff Mr F buys and I can't account for it until we get the bill. Fortunately we did get a few checks for Christmas and instead of putting them towards what we wanted we can put them toward this bill for now.

Julie said...

totally not related, but omg that squirrel video was so funny. I loved your accent for really got into your role!

emmyjw said...

UGH. The last month of grad school this past spring I was half asleep paying the bills online when I accidentally paid the mortagage company an extra $2000 because I clicked the box below the one for the credit card company.Yikes, and of course I didn't realize it until it was too late, Mr W was much more cool about it than I was, "Oh well, more equity in the house." Always sucks when the billing cycle falls wrong and messes with the carefully orchestrated ebb and flow of cash...

Mrs. Furious said...

That is one of Kid's old favorite games. I don't know why but I decided it would so much more enjoyable for me if I took being "the mom" to a whole new level... set in the mountains of Appalachia. It is much less annoying/boring if you are kind of cracking your own self up. There are actually 3 versions of it I'm trying to upload them but they take forever!

Mrs. Furious said...

it is always a slight issue around here since half our income comes from Mr F's freelance business... where he doesn't always get paid when he should. So when I wrote that I was kind of like ... "I'm sure people will just be thinking that's why you budget... or you could have just put that money aside.." It just doesn't always work out like that for us. Sometimes he won't get paid for a couple of months then we'll get it all in a big chunk. We can pay it all (well I'm not sure about this bill just yet...) I just wish that the bills didn't come all at once... since his pay doesn't!

kenady said...

I know exactly how you feel! We just received our credit card bill and I think my thoughts were the same sentiments you shared in your opening line. But, alas, what can you do? Send everyone coal for Christmas?

Mrs. Furious said...

" But, alas, what can you do? Send everyone coal for Christmas?"

It's true. I feel good about what we gave everyone... and don't feel like we over did it with the kids either. We've just got big families and there isn't much we can do about it. Except maybe not go to Disney 1 month before ;)

Chris Howard said...

It just doesn't always work out like that for us. Sometimes he won't get paid for a couple of months then we'll get it all in a big chunk.

We don't have that problem, but we do have to sync our pay up with our bills. Unfortunately we still haven't developed enough self-control to build up much liquid savings to buffer us from our big bills. We do save a good bit for retirement, but not for regular stuff.

Deb said...

Ugh... freelancing. The biggest problem with freelancing is getting your clients to pay.

Sorry about the crappy bill timing.

katieo said...

1) That old school PUMA shirt was pret-ty sweet.

2) But the squirrel video has been my favorite yet. (Who was having more fun? lol) Really though, hit very close to home. But I never get to be an Appalachia mama. Today I was the evil force thwarting the supersecret spy plans of penguinman and sharkboy.

3)Sorry about the bill. I know what you mean about the rollercoaster income. Aaron works more than one job that sometimes add up to what our "normal" monthly income should be. I also know the pain of getting clients to pay on time. We've had to rework our entire system of money management actually.
Anyway, I know it's probably a shock, but I'm sure (maybe with a little creativity) it'll work out for you in the end.

Mr Furious said...

Yeah, it always ends up working out, I just long for a time when one normal job gives us all the money we need every two weeks and we never have to worry about this crap.

A year or two ago, Mrs F took over the bill-opening and paying, and I don't miss it a bit. I still feel the pressure to bring home the bacon, so to speak, but handling the bills added a level of stress that was killing me.

It also required a level of organization and punctuality that was a struggle for an ADD-crippled procrastinator.

Mrs. Furious said...


yeah we're not making enough to do any savings at this point.

oh it sucks.


lol... that puma shirt is one of my old Value Village finds (I almost mentioned it on the video but thought no one but you would care) I love it unfortunately it has tons of holes in the back and I technically shouldn't leave the house in it.

rat-squirrel... that would be me... which is why she loves it so much when I do it, you can kind of watch her eyes get all wide since she's not sure what I'm going to say and she doesn't really get it... much more fun than say playing Ursula!

And it will work out... I just almost spit my drink out when I opened it! I don't know what I was expecting.... it is not like the bill would have been less than usual in December! We do just wish Mr F could have one job that paid what we need and not two.. that comes close to it ;)

Mr F,
That would be TWO years ago. That's when Mrs F found out Mr F wasn't necessarily a timely bill payer....
Despite the money juggling I haven't paid a bill late yet!

Daniela said...

It can always be worse.

Your husband could have gotten fired this past Friday coincidentally just in time for the credit card bill to come in... like ours.

"We eliminated your position" was how it was explained to him. WTF! How about a heads-up on that one? No warning. No, "Hey, we're thinking about eliminating your position, you may want to start networking." Nooooo. Nothing. Just worked a full day on Friday, and got called into a "meeting" in which they released the axe. The BEST part was that his old boss called yesterday to find out how he ran a certain report. I borrowed your moniker and became Mrs. Furious for a while and told him that, "you really should have thought about that before you eliminated his position" and hung up on him. I'm still borrowing your moniker, btw. I'll be spazzing out until he gets another job.

Mrs. Furious said...


Oh God that is terrible! I am so sorry :(
Feel free to borrow my moniker for as long as necessary! I hope he is able to find something else.

P.O.M. said...

Well Fuck. What did you expect? I'm afraid of my bill too. Sometimes I forget that i'm living paycheck to paycheck.

Mrs. Furious said...


"Sometimes I forget that i'm living paycheck to paycheck."

lol... yeah me too

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