Sunday, April 20, 2008

I'm justa bearly able to do this post!

image Photo courtesy of Cubicle nation

I'm really stretching it with the Metaphors aren't I?

Maybe that's why The Lime Green Drama Queen calls me "Chief Dead Horse beater." It's one of the things I do. I think it's  to amuse myself more that anything. So that is pretty pathetic isn't it? My wife's eyes go up into her head when I start one of my shticks that she has seen a million times already.

Speaking of Shticks I didn't use one of my favorite ones

when we went out to eat two nights ago to celebrate (more on that later)I suppose I have to tell you what it is I always do. I'm proud of myself I haven't done it in quite a while but hey, like the lottery "You never know". Here it is. When the waitress brings the check back, I look to see if she wrote Thank you. If yes than hopefully she writes in her name. Lets say its Jane. So stay with me here. I call her over  to the table and tell her I have a problem with the bill. Pointing at the bill I say. "I have a problem with the bill." she looking where I'm pointing acts a little concerned thinking she made a math error.(The only error she made was getting me for a customer)So any way. I then say,"This isn't my bill, It belongs to Jane." :) get it? Thank you Jane. now isn't that bad. I know, I know, I just can't help my self.

Now as to the reason for our celebration

Drum roll please... Momma and I are days away from paying off our credit cards in full. It has been 15 years since we are going to  be able to say. " No credit card bills at all" As soon as the check from my 401k account clears the bank we will write the final check for a credit card bill. One that we aren't paying in full at the end of each month that we use it anyway. The only reason we have had the balance all these years is because of the truck I owned. Momma to hold it together when the truck just wasn't bringing in any more money than what the truck needed to operate, from time to time had to use the credit card to pay the bills of the truck or household needs that I wasn't providing for.

We went to a steak house  that we hadn't been to before

I can't recall the name right now. As it is now 1:52 in the morning that I'm writing this, the restaurant will have to remain nameless as I'm not waking up Momma to ask her the name. Momma and I both got what we wanted to eat. We shared a Bloomin Onion and Cindy had to get a doggie bag for her meal.(Can you say,"There's her lunch for tomorrow?') As for me. Well I just pigged out image and this picture is pretty much how I felt after the meal. It was good though. We spent over half a weeks groceries on the meal but hey we were celebrating. The amount of the credit card's we were paying off were over $3,300 dollars so we felt pretty awesome. Now we have to continue to build up our emergency fund to 6 months worth of expenses. Hopefully Murphy will stay a way for a while. We have almost $4,000 back in our savings after canceling out our home buying adventure.

Now as to the title of the post. I'm pretty tired doing this post as it's 2:00 am Friday morning and this is my 2nd post since I woke up a while ago. So I'm going to shut it down go back in a cuddle with Momma. Hopefully I can sleep until 5:15. We shall see.



Anonymous said...

I'm glad I didn't write anything on the bill last night :P

Mark Krusen said...

LOL. I don't think I would have done it yesterday. Sometimes I forget. You got lucky. Thanks for stopping by again.

stan said...

Dear Mark:

Congratulations on getting that pesky credit card weight off your back. Sounds like you had a fine celebration to mark the BIG ZERO on the impecunious statement from those money grubbing creditors. Nothing like a good steak and some savory wine to mark another milestone in the arduous journey we all must partake upon each day.

So if I got what you were saying correctly, they brought you the wrong bill for your meal (thinking to self: first thing I would have done is check it and see if it was smaller than my tab, second thing I would be doing is screaming bloody murder at the top of my lungs if it was higher than my tab in hopes that the ruckus would be just enough for them to comp my meal just to get rid of me and stop the disturbance {Laughing}).

This is my first time making a comment on your Blog; I would like to say it has a nice genuine down home feeling to its content, and a refreshing honesty that allows the reader to get a nice glimpse of who the writer really is, and where he’s coming from. You’re doing a great job here Mark!
Ok, time to get a fresh cup of Java Joe, and see if I can motivate myself to actually accomplish something today.

Yours truly

Mark Krusen said...

Stan, thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. Sometimes I wonder if I am just a lone voice in the wilderness.

Yes The celebration was sweet. Meals taste so much better when your celebrating something don't they?