Then, just before Craig took Alicia back to DC, the check engine light came on in my car. I drive a 2012 Ford Flex, and it's been a really solid car, without a ton of stuff that's had to be done on it. Well, we took it in last Tuesday and discovered that it was the fuel sensor that was shot. That was $700 to fix. On Thursday, they called back and said the sensor was fixed, but the entire cluster on the dashboard needed to be replaced. Grand total: $1300.
The tap on our kitchen sink has been leaking for ages, and we've reached the breaking point with it. So this week, we went and bought a new tap, and we'll have plumbing charges to get it installed and the sink resealed before the month ends. Total for that: $750
On top of that, I went to Sur La Table yesterday to exchange a birthday gift I got. I wanted new saucepans, but they weren't something I could buy as part of a set to save money. I had to buy them all individually. I ended up spending more than the exchange by way more than I should have. But they're quality pans, and I haven't had new ones in almost ten years so it really was time. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
But I will be watching money like a hawk for the rest of the month, that's for sure.