Don't you hate it when unplanned expenses creep up on you? Take this past Saturday, for instance, I now need to purchase new gloves since all of ours are seemingly MIA. And then I found another expense that I wasn't planning for. As I was getting ready, I was trying to decide which shoes to wear -- I really needed something that was going to be warm enough for the cold gametime temperatures, but that wouldn't have my feet all icky during the day. I pair of leather ankle boots fit the bill. Problem is, all of my boots have high heels (I'm 5 feet tall, so I usually have heels on!). So I sent the Princess a text letting her know I was borrowing her flat ankle height boots, she said that was fine so I went to put them on. Problem was, the sole and boot were separating --- and I don't mean just a little --- I mean about a four inch gap!
Princess had mentioned that she "needed" new boots, but hadn't showed me what was actually going on with hers, so I had assumed her "need" was that she just wanted new boots. Apparently, I was wrong. I put on a different pair of shoes to wear to the game.
So last night, right after work we had to go out to a hotel for a information session put on by her first choice college. The hotel happens to be attached to a mall. We left home early because rush hour traffic can be a real pain in the you know what and arrived about 30 minutes early. That was plenty of time to go into one of the department stores --- which lo and behold had a 30% sale on boots! Plus, you could text them for a coupon code for an additional 20% off, which would put the boots at close to 50% off! We looked at the boots and the Princess found the pair she wanted at $80 regular price. After all was said and done, I paid $43 and change for the boots. Still trying to figure out where I'm going to trim expenses to cover those, but I'm happy with the deal we got on the boots. And since they are something she will literally wear until they fall apart, I really can't complain.
Back to number crunching, I suppose!