For starters, I keep getting older. Not that I mind that necessarily, but I've been a little shocked at how quickly my body turns on me. I mean, I know I haven't always treated it right, but hey, I didn't give up on it! Anyway, this month's culprit is my eyes. I always had excellent vision until a couple years ago, when I found myself holding my books a little farther away. And so I got my first pair of reading glasses. Lately, though, they just aren't doing the trick very well. I know I need a new prescription. I also know our vision insurance is crummy and I just can't spend the money right now.
Meantime, some obvious structural issues have surfaced in the shower stall in the master bathroom. This is a tiny, tiny (think barely one-person) room which I have hated for every second of the 17 years we've lived in this house. For starters, it is tiled floor to ceiling in baby blue. I would love nothing more than to gut it, fix the problem, and get a new bathroom. Ironically, because it is so small and we're not looking for top-of-the-line anything, a re-do would not be exorbitant, relatively speaking. But it might as well be a million dollars for us. So for now, DH and I trek down the hall and use the kids' bathroom to bathe.
It's the price we're paying for the sad shape of our finances. I don't like it. But maybe I should start using the time to plan the amazing new bathroom I'll get when we get out of this mess. I can dream, anyway. And check out my ticker - I made it below $150k!