The water heater got replaced, so that was good. I've been savoring the hot water, being able to wash dishes without heating the water in a pot, and taking hot showers. The small things can really be the big things sometimes.
We decided to wait on the microwave, as it's non-essential. My mother gave us her old one she had because she had upgraded, so we set that up. It's really old school, it has a turn style knob with a timer. It's tiny too. It'll do though, and that's what matters!
We're still waiting on the dryer. Ours is definitely fried, it won't stay on and it emits a weird electric smell when turned on. So, you know, that's not good. We can get a discount on one because A's dad works at a factory that makes dryers, so were planning on doing that. It's still an unexpected expense, but that should soften the blow. We'll have to figure out transportation though, which is a bit more tricky. We'll get that taken care of next month.
A spent $3 at the laundromat the other day, so today I spent $4 on a clothesline and clothespins. We used to line dry our clothes where we lived before, but I was never a big fan. I think it'll be okay for some things, but it really doesn't work well when you have cats. Dryers do a much better job removing pet hair. It doesn't help that the cats are shedding right now. So much fur everywhere, gah. I brush them, and brush them, and vacuum, and dust, but it's never ending. Clothes don't stand a chance.
Anyway, we're going to cutback even more so we can take care of things, and keep saving money for our cycle. I'm hoping with the cutbacks we can save a little more each month than we're doing now.
I'm still really flustered over all the bad luck we've been having. It feels like it's one thing after another, and I hate that. I feel like I'm a living testament to Murphey's Law right now.
In other news, I've gained back more weight so I'm even more determined to focus on that. My shorts are getting tighter, and I am not happy about that! It's one of the few things I know I can take control of. Hopefully. So back to the grind. I'm kicking my workouts down a notch, because I can't keep up with 5mph. My lungs hurt too much, my asthma has been giving me a lot of issues lately and I just can't handle it. So back down to 4mph, where I'm going to stay. I had hoped to go for a walk today, but it was just too hot and humid.
I'm trying to work through my mental issues with eating, and my addiction to sweet things (desserts & drinks specifically). I'm going back to one cheat day a week, and no sweet drinks at all otherwise. Sweetened drinks are my biggest crutch- I developed a bad lemonade addiction this summer, and that has not helped anything! I stocked my fridge with grapes and watermelon. Low calorie and somewhat health- I'm hoping they help satisfy my sweet tooth. So far so good. I did great yesterday, and I'm hoping I can follow suit today.