I haven't done one of these in a few weeks. If you are new to my blog (welcome!) GBU is Good, Bad, and the Ugly of the finances for the week. We all have them....and this is completely subjective. My bad might be your ugly. My ugly, well.....who knows! If I show you mine, will you show me yours? ;)
The Good - G-man and I had a LONG (3 hrs!) talk on Friday. It started with a huge step from me....letting him balance the checkbook. Now, you have to understand, I am always in the driver's seat...no matter the situation. I drive the car everywhere. I drive the cart in the grocery store. I sit at the desk when we do financial stuff. So letting him sit here and touch my beloved check book was HUGE for me. I am going to post separately the results of the conversation....but this talk is leading to good things.
The Bad - It started as a good. We got 2 free tickets to a local theme park because of our fundraising efforts for the recent Walk For Autism Speaks (we raised almost $1200!!). WOO HOO! Free tickets! Now this has led to us wanting to take the kids there for their birthday next month. This will require purchasing 2 more tickets, and the parking...and the food. No outside food allowed in the park, and just to be even more sneaky....no use of the picnic area unless you are a large group that has pre-reserved the area. So, our free tickets will probably turn into $120. We haven't fully committed to doing this yet, but we are trying to figure it out.
The Ugly - Computers are not our friend. A few weeks back....our main computer decided to stop working. So we are on the old laptop. We had decided to save up for a new one, and have since changed our savings goal to something else and will limp along for awhile longer. Then we started having internet problems. Tried a few things.....didn't help. Ultimately, we decided that our Ethernet cable was shot. I am a little confused by this since it is only 6 months old. But we think that a wire broke....possibly from connecting and disconnecting so many times with all the problems we have had. $40 later, we have a new cable and are up and running again.