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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Car-less in Hawaii

Finally our Hawaiian car is being fixed at the mechanic's today. After being without a car for a week and a half, it's been challenging for Chris. He's managed to make enough money to fix the car without having to spend it on gas, so that's how there was extra money, strangely enough. He also managed to work some extra hours with an electrician.

Evidently Chris has been surreptitiously investing in his boss's business to the tune of about a hundred and fifty dollars a week paying for gas. We're going to have to talk to his boss about that, because that means we've been living off of Chris working for a little more than $7.50 an hour! No wonder Chris has had to borrow money from me at the end of each month to pay for gas to get to work. given that Chris has been expected to foot the bill for the mileage of driving his car around for his boss, it seems that it was quite unreasonable for his day job to demand that Chris quit his second job.

But if that wasn't the case, we would have never started to track expenses to determine how much of the gas bill I should be paying to split the costs with Chris for rent, food and other expenses. Keeping track of your money and where it's going is a really good idea to find these things out ahead of time before the car breaks and there is no money to fix it. I'm hoping that Chris gets a raise out of this fiasco.

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