I have pretty much accepted that we will be going backwards this month due to my job change and a few unexpected expenses. A few expenses that came up are a new deposit for Little Punk's daycare ($200), trees that were planted by the county ($300), fabric for the trees ($1100), repairs to my car ($250 ??). I'm not even sure what else. I just need to remember to look at the big picture. My new job is well worth the sacrifices meanwhile.
Sharon commented on one of my posts about keeping so much in our liquid savings. I've written before that we want so much in liquid because we want to build our house and we actually want to build most of it. I just get so sick of trying so hard to save all of our money. Why can't we just live on what we make and not worry about saving money for the future? That wouldn't be that bad, right?
ETA: Tree fabric, or what I call tree fabric, is a course fabric that is laid down at the base of the tree so that weeds don't overtake the little tree. The trees that we planted were little, around 1 or 2 feet. With the fabric that is laid down, it gives the trees a much better chance.