We're starting the year with a lot of dents in our finances.
1. I lost my mobile last week. From office. Granted I was careless and left it somewhere, (either near the fax machine or in the loo) but does'nt the office have to ensure that employees' property is safe within office premises?
Forget the loss of the phone, which luckily was an old basic model that I didn't pay for out of my pocket, I lost ALL my numbers. Now that, is catastrophy!
The only plus to this is *wide grin*, I got me a new phone. The new Nokia E51. It is' nice for me', as Sonny boy would put it. It is also going to be very nice for my credit card company which will get a billing of 12.5K this month.
2. Like I sighed to you guys, I banged my car. Dished out 2.5K to the 4 men, who are now telling stories in Kerala (Yes, they were country cousins) about the crazy women drivers in B'lore.
We got the workshop guys to make an estimate of dents past and present, and the amount comes to a whopping 18K. C'mon, the big cars are expensive to maintain, but li'l Altos?? Now, we're waiting to see what the Insurance guy will have to say.
3. Our finances are to be set back by 60K next week. And for this, Sonny boy takes all the credit.
He's gotten admission in DPS. YaYYYYYYY!! Very good, Sonny boy!
The admission and other fees at DPS come upto 60K. Not so good for the parents! Any wonder why we aren't going in for a second any time soon?
4. If Sonny boy's got to go to DPS from this June, Acha, Amma and Sonny boy have to shift house so he does not have to travel 20 odd km to school every day. That means buying another house. (Renting is a waste of money) Anybody got a house in and around Sarjapur Road/HSR layout/Koramangala that they would like to give for free? House will be maintained in mint condition.
Which means at LEAST another 30-35 L- going by ABSOLUTE minimum standards- down the drain...
Is the problem with leap years? If Jan itself has so many unpleasant monetary surprises in store, wonder about the rest of the year..???? High time some money leaped in....
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