Day 43. 95,223 words.
Crud, out of time for today so I won’t get a chance to review the movies we saw over the weekend. They were pretty cool, though.
Yesterday was a bit of a pain in the balls, with the kids having a miserable day and my bad mood making it worse. Got mildly screwed over in an attempt to buy household electronics, but it’s a case of us having old technology in our house more than the store or new technology betraying us (although the store did give me some pretty shit advice). Soon as I sell 500 more books I’ll see about upgrading our home entertainment. Until then, it’s shadow puppets.
Mounting stress and aggravation over the car situation too, but I guess I can just assume the worst-case will happen and go from there. The mechanic will fix some things but the car won’t be able to pass its annual check-up, costing us this month’s spending money. Then we’ll be looking at a new car with the current car’s trade-in value in the toilet. New car will run us up a smooth €200 per month in payments for the foreseeable future as well as emptying at least one of my savings accounts, which isn’t crippling but it sure would be nice to be putting that money into my savings account at the end of the month instead.
Still, as far as worst-cases go, it’s not terrible. I’m basically crabby about nothing, things are fine.
I might occasionally default to that stupid Online Millennial trope and wish I could stop being an adult … but as Wump and Toop are so keen to remind me, it kind of sucks being a kid too.