Bills keep going higher (Charter just jacked up its Internet price for the 2nd time in 9 months for reasons unknown to me, gas is never going to go down in price ever again, Amy has seemingly infinite student loan debt, DIRECTV goes up to 80-plus per month in the fall, which blows because it’s the only thing I really want to keep but we’re not going to be able to afford it) and my paycheck keeps getting lower (about $500 this year thanks to some Social Security tax break running out, which is great considering I’ll never see that money, and apparently our check is less this month because it was a short month, which would be fine except it’s never any different from a 30-day to a 31-day month, so I don’t know why it is so different for a 28-day month). Sigh.
I really feel like there is zero chance of us ever having the house-backyard kind of life I want. It’s either going to be house-backyard or it’s kids. It doesn’t feel like it can be both. The world won’t allow it.