Now there is good cause for anxiety. It seems there is never enough money or time. I need new shingles on my roof and some trim needs sanding and painting. I used to do this myself but can't any more. So I have to hire. Lucky for me I can get some labour for trade. But balancing that causes stress too. I've always been cautious so I'm not too bad off. No debt or mortgage. Not that I have done with out that much just that I have not even thought of keeping up with the Jones's. I'd love a new tractor. I'd love a scooter to get around on too but when I weigh use against price I reject the idea. Some times I just want to scream "it's not fair". But then I listen to my friends that have all the toys saying they have debt and their whole check goes just to keep up with the payments I don't feel so bad.
Truth of the matter is that I feel like sunny, glad to have a roof over my head and food. And I am squeaking by in this age where one income per household just does not cut it. Especially if that income is a disability pension.
I've always been happy with the little things in life so I guess I have an advantage there. I can always justify things too. I have spent money on top of the line tools and this computer is expensive but I have no need to spend two weeks in Mexico every year either. So there is a trade off.
I guess it really boils down to negative verses positive. How you look at things.
Comfortable but a bit ragged or money pit.
Ps. I have creative friends who manage to make there places very unique with labour and second hand items. Part of the fun for them is getting something cheap or free and they are great recyclers.