Yesterday was a rough day, financially speaking. And it's all my fault.
Our pest management guy came over to remove the contaminated insulation, sanitize, and install new insulation. I was under the impression our remaining balance was in the $2,700 range, but when it came time to pay the bill, our balance was $3,721.60 (I think that number will be stuck in my head forever). Because I read the invoice wrong, we now have absolutely zero money in our savings account and I will barely be able to scrape by until the 14th (the next payday).
So I did what any rational person would do : I had an absolute mental breakdown about it. I cried, nay, wailed for a good hour. I felt destitute. If only I hadn't been so irrational with my money in the last year, we would have more money in our savings account and this wouldn't feel like such a disaster. I thought about asking my mom for money (I didn't). The thought of not being able to pay the bills was overwhelming. I felt like I was drowning.
I don't really feel any better today. Like I said to a friend yesterday, I feel like a failure. What would we have done if we hadn't just gotten our tax return? What will we do now if something else happens with our house or car? How do I contribute to our savings account when I have this debt to pay off?
Who has a time machine I can borrow?