Do you guys have any idea what goes into putting together a real budget? Good nonsense, it's ridiculous. Eric and I spent two hours crunching numbers this evening, making our first goal just to break even, and our second goal to be able to afford a mortgage. My eyeballs feel burnt, and I think he may have developed an ulcer, but somehow we did it. Somehow, we cut our current expenses straight up IN HALF. If you want to applaud, I won't stop you.
The month of February will be the true test. If we can make it work, then we can start looking for a house. We will also be two of the most awesome people you will ever know, because we didn't just get blood from a stone. We cut that stone sucker open and lifted out its beating heart. It's enough to make a person want to cuss in joy. SUCK IT, Budget!!. Unh. **Chest bump!** RAWR!!!!!!!!!
Okay, so I'm getting ahead of myself. Right now we have a piece of paper with "+$10" written on the bottom, but we can't exactly take that to the bank and cash it. Unless this economy gets much worse, in which case, we might all be making up our own currencies soon. Personally, I think I'll go with boogers, as they seem to be an abundance in my house, as of late. "16 boogers in exchange for your piece of bread, and that's three broken paper clips change, thank you for doing business, my good sir."
Budgets are crazy animals though, and what looks good on paper today, may be grounds for some hilarious blog posts about shortsightedness and living in a fantasy land that result in starving children and busted dreams a month from now. Yes, hilarious. Wish us luck.