Wednesday, 18 July 2012

more money out=never enough coming in

Thanks for the kind comments about the dog, she has started on the meds - one tablet a day on the lowest dose. The vet says it will take several weeks to kick in and she has to have regular blood tests to monitor the dose. I've worked out that we will now have to find an extra £70 per month to cover the tablets and blood tests. This will mean another juggling of the budget, she is worth it, but it is sure expensive, I think pets now are becoming a luxury. I dont think we will have another dog for quite some time once Rhonda has gone.

Did anyone see the tv programme the town that never retired. We did and it worried us both, we have worked out that we will both have to work well into our sixties before we get any pensions. What concerns me is the impact on our health that this will have, perhaps the government are hoping that by extending the retirement age, no one will retire as we will have all been killed off!! Beloved has been having problems with his shoulders and has a GP appt. We both think this is an effect of his job and I think he is developing arthritis, how are older people to supposed to carry on working in physically demanding jobs? I am really trying not to let such thoughts worry me, but the programme was concerning. What was sad was the apparent lack of work ethic in several of the young people that were attempting to find work. I wondering what sort of future these young people would have.

Anyway focussing on the here and now and the house move is moving along, the survey has been completed and waiting now to exchange contracts. Fingers crossed. I know I moan about money, but there are a number of reasons we are moving and financially things will change again for us, but there's never a dull moment when you are juggling the finances!! Till next time and take care all.


  1. Good news about Rhonda! I hope that the house move continues to be a smooth experience (as far as is possible for such things!). Jx

  2. I'm glad that the vet was able to sort Rhonda out, with all the meds, but, crumbs, £70 a month sure is a lot of money to have to find, in addition to all the other outgoings. I watched that programme and I think it is a real worry. Hubby and I are very lucky, in that at 65 and 68, we were able to retire at the 'normal' age, although hubby does still work, but it's not in a physical job. Although he has enough physical activity looking after our large garden! Perhaps it's just me, but life used to be so much easier!!

  3. Is there not a PDSA where you can go if you're struggling for money? I remember once going to the RSPA clinic on outskirts of Manchester when I was first on my own when I left my husband. You gave a 'donation' which was more than a couple of quid but far less than the vets cost. Is there nothing like that nowadays?

    I retired and was pleased to do so as this last job (I was only supposed to be there a few months) was rather boring. In previous jobs I would probably have not wanted to retire. I only did the job as I wanted to reduce my hours from the excessive overtime (unpaid) I had to work.

    I hope you manage the house move etc.