I wonder if I should do a Spark Alert Warning to let people know that once again my blog post will have zero Sparkiness?
Anyway, the other day wifey and I were discussing upcoming birthdays and the Christmas season and what we’d be buying family and friends. We decided once again that I’d smoke some salmon for most of our gifts … and perhaps buy some fun things for littler ones.
I’m pretty clueless these days as to our finances, as we have handed off the budget duties to wifey for the past year. As far as I am concerned, little plastic debit card swipes machine … food stuffs gets paid for … all is good.
But I thought I’d finally ask.
“Wifey,” I asked, “are we doing okay money-wise?”
“As far as I know oh awesome husband of mine,” replied wifey. “We’re not dipping into our savings account, and in fact you wonderful hunky manly-man who I adore beyond belief, I think we are adding some to our savings”
Now, already I know some of you are thinking to yourselves … “C’MON Greg, is that REALLY how the conversation went?”
Admittedly I may have taken some creative freedom there. I don’t call her “wifey.” Heh.
Ok, so continuing on …
“So,” I said, “if we needed several thousand dollars for an emergency repair we’d be okay?”
“Yup,” she replied.
I then sllllooowwwlllly drew out the words, “you knoowwww … we don’t actually have an emergency repair at the moment …”
At this point in the conversation I sense her … her … errr … interest spark? Ok, ok, someone else might have used the word “suspicion” in place of “interest.” Whatever … work with me here.
“That extra several thousand that we don’t have to use for emer …”
I was immediately cut off.
“You are NOT getting a new bike.”
Arrgghh …. foiled again.