Sunday, August 16, 2009

beware of pride... seriously

This delayed entry comes with a price, literally. I'm cautioning all the 3 people who read this blog to BEWARE of PRIDE... or in our case, a prideful checking account. 

Don't let your "ca" (checking account) start bragging around the bank to all the other checking accounts about how you might actually be catching up on all your bills. 

Don't let "ca" taunt others that you've started saving for a family trip to Disneyland in the fall. 

Don't even hint to "ca" that your husband's on-call and countless weekend hours, where you get to play single mom at church or at family activities, might actually start helping you pay back your student loans. 

And most importantly (aka - the kiss of death) Please don't let "ca" overhear you talking about the possibility of using your tax returns to buy a humble little tent/trailer, or he will blog about it and before you know it... bursting with pride, your haughty bank account will be called to repentance, forced to be humble through circumstance and you can kiss any financial stability goodbye.

This might happen - beware of free range cows on the prowl:

or this (your diehard VW giving up the ghost after a long hearty 9 years of service and 182,000 miles of life, and countless oil leaks). Unfortunately the repairs exceed the monetary value of the car. So we must bid "Snow White" (named by Paige) goodbye and hope that she will enjoy a productive life in the wrecking yard (it's like being an organ donor for other cars, good girl!)

then there is always the possibility of having an unfixable gas leak (according to 4 repairmen and 2 city gas inspectors) and having to replace this...

and lastly getting Jason's motorcycle back on the road after sitting for a year and a half, took a bite out of "ca's" attitude problem.

SO if your wondering how you can donate to the Buchanan's Beware of Checking Account Pride - we are accepting donations in the most lucrative median posible, PRAYER. 


Christie said...

Yeah, when it rains it pours! You have such a good attitude about it. I'd probably lock myself in my room and cry. Myla includes Miss Maren in her prayers. We'll bump it up over here. :)

JC and Jen Young said...

OH maren that all sucks a big one! Good thing for me my "ca" has never had a chance to be pridefull but if it was we would lend some of that pride right on over. Love you guys!

RatalieNose said...

I hate sucky such money.
It's lamer than lame.
Maren I miss your face!

the Picketts said...

i'm sorry maren:(!!! why does it have to happen all at once? at least you made it enjoyable to read about:)

Jessie Lewis said...

I think my husband would have a nervous breakdown if all this happened to us. His brakes are needing fixing and he's already near breakdown. As far as I can tell you are holding up sanely. I think you'll be compensated for your good attitude, so good things will be coming your way. Have you tried the lottery?

Jill Manning said...

What did you do, pray to God and ask for as many monetary trials as possible? My goodness, this is insane! I hope you see the light at the end of this tunnel soon!

amy said...

So, are you still gonna make it to Disneyland? :)

AMIT said...

Oh wow the last picture of bike is really very good.

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