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I started this blog as I entered my 40th year, and now firmly in my 40s, I continue to learn so much about life. I'm learning that life rarely goes according to plan and that there's something new to learn every single day, be it a subtle nudge or a smack in the face.... This is my blog about muddling through my 40s-working hard, writing a book, being an ammateur photographer, trying to exercise and eat well, endeavouring to be the world's best aunt, as well as having fun and laughing out loud every single day.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

#36 Bills, Bills and More Bills

Quite frankly, I'm not sure how any of us can afford to live.... unless of course you're really rich .... and hey, if you're really rich and you're reading this, how'd you like to invest in a brilliant up-and-coming author's book project????

I think bills would be much more manageable if they were easily spread out over the year (or if they didn't even exist!).  But why is it, that immediately following that credit-card-abusing Christmas period, all the 'big' bills start coming in.

Going to the mailbox after work is one of my favourite parts of the day.  Usually.  It's a moment filled with such hope, isn't it?  Oooohhh what might be in the mail today?  I wonder if someone has sent me a letter or a postcard from somewhere amazing......  I'm not sure why I expect any 'pleasant' mail as that occurs only rarely these days thanks to Facebook and email..... anyway, still the mailbox represents hope to me.

Today I got home and found only one envelope there.  From Vic Roads.   Could it be my licence renewal?  No.  That's ages away.  Uh oh.  It could only be one thing.  My car registration.  A bill for $605!

That seems extraordinarily expensive to me, when you consider car repayments, insurance, services, petrol, tyres, blah, blah, blah, the luxury of having a car comes at quite a price.

With other bills all due at the same time, looks like I won't be retiring for a while yet.  The sooner I can write that best-seller, the better!

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