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It’s So Easy. Or Is It?

January 19th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ralph Kramden of the Honeymooners

This week, I was home on Friday (it was literally too cold to go to work,) so I filled the envelopes with cash for the next two weeks instead of my wife completing the task.  I was determined to show her how the envelopes should be managed and that she just wasn’t being diligent enough.

Fast forward to Saturday night, barely 24 hours later, and, just like a worn out sitcom plot, most of our envelopes are empty, even faster than usual.  I’m trying to decide if I’m Jackie Gleason or more of a Reginald VelJohnson.

To be fair, I did let her buy a new dutch oven pan, because the last time she saw it I promised she could get it next time they were on sale.  And I bought a USB hub (which I’m still trying to figure out if I really needed — it did help clean up and organize the desk.)  But now I have to, once again, reconsider the amounts budgeted in our envelopes.  I still think they are adequate, and we’re still feeling the after effects of the holidays, catching up on groceries, especially since I gave them a slight increase already for the new year, and would be depleted despite their level.  Spending always seems to increase to consume the amount of money present.

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