I’m a saver. I have containers for change in at least three rooms of the house. I have an auto-deposit into Christmas and Vacation accounts. The vacation fund usually ends up going toward my propane contract and real estate taxes… Whooowheee… We vacation on the wild side!
I am thankful for my saving-nature; especially when nature calls. You see, we are in the process of having our septic system replaced. Yes, some people save for jewels (I did get a crown this year … on my tooth), cruises or island vacations. We country-folk needed a new septic system. Ours was antique (but not in a good way) and causing problems. Throughout the summer’s heat and drought we had a green stripe of grass flagging the problematic area.
One Sunday morning, my youngest took a shower upstairs. It consequently drained into the downstairs kitchen sink. Kitchen sinks are not designed to hold the amount of water used by a teenager in a shower. Upon leaving for Sunday School, he noticed the problem. He didn’t want to be late for Sunday School. When pig farmer and I got home from church, we found a small pond on our kitchen floor, bordered by one bath towel and a hand full of paper towels to thwart the spread of the pond. I was on the verge of going into septic shock.
The next morning I was on the horn early, sending out an SOS to our plumber… our back-burner project was now at emergency status (as far as I was concerned)!
This week we are in full digging/trenching/plumbing/septic mode. I can honestly say our savings have gone to the sh!tter. And I’m thankful.