Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by railroader9731, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. How many of you ever have the problem i get??? Save save save and find something you want or need and only have something pop in right at the seconond, for me it was the dog needing to go to the vet 300$.
  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Don't feel lonesome. Last time for me, our car blew the heater core. $289.00. I was all ready to buy a new loco and some buildings.

  3. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    It's Murphy at work....what can go wrong...will go wrong. To get around it...just pretend for the longest time you have nothing in mind...Then on Saturday morning grab the checkbook & run out the door. Let NOTHING stop you....
  4. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Been there! Only it was $400 for a crown...the dental kind! :)
  5. e-paw

    e-paw Member

    the problem in that thinking steamhead is that the car will blowup on the way to the hobbie shop, get towed back to the house, where you will find that the dog ate half the couch and now has to get it's stomach pumped at the vet , and while you were there the the hot water heater will spring a leak, and some relative will call you because they need bail money just as you realize that it's not even lunch time yet!
  6. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    "just pretend for the longest time you have nothing in mind"

    Hmmmm... Could work...
  7. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    E-paw...I hear ya'....Have had days like that too....:curse:
  8. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

    Yes, I can relate -- I have to get a dental crown and renew my drivers's licence and license plates. All of this will add up to about $600.
  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    You mean there are people who don't?! :confused:

    BTW - $300 is a cheap vet bill. Try two grand.
  10. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Bill Gates probably doesn't have that problem, but for the rest of us it is called "life."
  11. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    What can I say? That's life. Sorry I can't offer a better explanation. Those dog's can an expensive companion. I estimate that I spent over 2500 bucks on one dog during his lifetime.
  12. MAJOR

    MAJOR Member

    Just when i had it scrimped and saved. Gas, electricity and phone all arrived within a day of each other. Total 1200 euro. 5 of the nine cats ended up in the vet, turns out one is suffering from stress. 900 euro. Vet bill to date this year, 6500 euro (approx) and the four dogs are all due a vist for their check up. I recon i could have put a student through vetenary college on what i've spent over the past 7 years.
    Hey, it's only money. It's made of paper !!!! Hmm!, i've got a printer and ink. Quick, give me the sissors.
  13. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    been there done that.:oops:
  14. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Been there and done that several times over the years until I decided that I can eat my cake and have it to by using the lay away plan or buying use..Worked like a charm during the "family" years..
    Thankfully Grand kids doesn't require a steady out pour of cash..That's Mom and Dad's job..I think of it as pay back.sign1

    Except in extreme cases I seldom took our pets to the vets since mother nature usually healed them..Dogs and cats usually know how to heal their selves if we humans allow nature to take its course.Ever see a dog or cat eat grass or certain type of weed? That's part of their natural healing process.

    Of course its hard to stand idly by while our pets are sick.
  15. Relic

    Relic Member

    Story of my life! My RR budget comes from cans & bottles 'n' stuff.Over a looonnng time I managed to save 500$ then the washing machine comited suicide.Iwas so bummed I bought a pack of smokes

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