The bunk bed almost cost me over a hundred dollars more than it actually cost. I forgot I paid a humongous, gigantor electric bill a few days ago! Luckily, I'd just paid the water bill so I could get that check back from the nice lady at City Hall. Then I had to stop payment on the humongous, gigantor electric bill. So instead of $100+ it only cost me about $25. Never thought I'd be so happy to lose 25 bucks.
Maybe you remember a post a few months ago about how I couldn't pay my bills on time. Well I think the pendulum has swung all the way to the other side. Whereas before I put off paying the bills, now I pay them as soon as they come in. That sounds great, except sometimes the bills need to be juggled, sometimes a particular bill may need to wait until next payday. I'm still not giving it any thought, just blindly paying what's in front of me. I used to enjoy the juggling. What happened to me?
There is an astrological explanation. I was born on the cusp of Virgo and Libra. (As I get older, I believe more and more in astrology. I'm finally ready to admit it, even though some of my regular readers will scoff.) Being born on the cusp means I have an affinity with both signs, even though I am a Libra by a couple of hours. Looking back, I've identified more with the Libra side most of the time, but there was a period of about ten years where I was hard-core Virgo.
What does this have to do with paying bills on time? Well, Virgos are the bill payers of the world, that's what. Only I don't feel like a Virgo right now. Which is actually a relief, but that's for another post.