Seeing my balance creep HIGHER these past couple of weeks has been scarier than Halloween was. Even more scary is that I am now carrying a credit card balance again! Yes, I know. 😦
For my 2018 trip, I have most of my big ticket expenses (airfare, hotel) booked already, hence the card balance. But there is more to go. First order of business is paying the card off, of course.
I started having some tooth discomfort and was back in a quandry about whether I should go back to my old dentist, even though you guys told me to ditch him and find a new dentist. Well, as it turns out, I discovered that my old dentist recently retired and sold his practice. The new person there doesn’t have any skill or accomplishments presented that make me want to stay. I feel free, like I’ve escaped a bad relationship. LoL. I don’t know why I stayed for so long.
I’ve already found a new dentist. I’ve seen him a couple of times so far and he seems open and knowledgeable. The good thing about him is that he explains everything, is conservative in his approach to dental care (only drilling when necessary), and gives ME the choice of what can be done for my teeth with the pros and cons of each. NO scare tactics or pressure. Big thumbs up so far.
But the dental visits cost money, which totals $191 so far. Another expense that’s already on the credit card. The laptop is still sitting on the card too.
Right now my credit card balance is $2,618. Ugh, this is not good. 😦
But the card will be paid off and buried again before I take my trip, so it’s only temporary.
Well, that’s it for now. I start my tango with Visa again…
And thanks, for the encouraging comments after my last post. You guys are great. Travel is just too important for me to put off any longer. I recently found out that two of my cousins, who are both younger than me, have become very ill and one of them is now in a wheelchair. So, good health tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us.
I know that a few of you who read this blog are writing about your own struggles right now. My thoughts are with you.