This was one of those weekends that I felt like I was just bleeding money! First, there was there was the scheduled splurge on house-wide carpet, couch, and rug cleaning. We definitely went all out getting the pet treatments (thanks, Hugo) and upholstery done... to the tune of $350. Not only did we end up with good as new carpets, but a hectic mess in the living room:
This, I would have been fine with... I can handle a bit of chaos in the house for a good cause and the $350 isn't so bad considering how great the results ended up in each room, BUT taking Hugo to the emergency vet in the middle of all of it was just a pain!
Yes, I now realize that I shouldn't have even put the pancakes in the compost in the first place.
Yes, we had a barricade around the compost bin.
Yes, Hugo is the sneakiest little piglet of a dog you'll ever meet (he's the same one who ate an ice pack last year).
Somehow he managed to chew off the door to the bottom of the compost (in the five minutes he was left alone out there) then crawl inside the bin and eat enough junk that it looked like a little furry brown balloon with a pug-like face was walking around the yard. Knowing that compost can be toxic to dogs and bloat is a serious concern when they eat too much, we tried to use hydrogen peroxide to make him throw up. After we maxed out the vet's recommended dosage of peroxide, we were basically forced into taking him in so that he could get a stronger puke pill. As thrifty as I am, I will never avoid taking vet advice in order to keep my pups healthy so a couple hours later, Hugo lost the equivalent of 20% of his body weight in pancakes and I lost another $140. Then because the day couldn't end there, I got to spend $60 on a tank of gas on the ride home. Boo!
At least they'll turn into rewards points...
How not-thrifty was your weekend?