I really need to write this part first, to make myself feel better! After sending in that additional $550 check, my tally dropped to $16,779.38.
Sadly, when I finished paying my bills just now, my November tally came in at $16,630.81. So “working ahead” mid-month didn't really do much for me!
But if you add in that new A/C debt, which I am obviously loathe to do because it erases so very much of my progress, then my current tally is $21,741.81.
One step forward, five thousand steps backward.
I am now only $2,541.79 ahead of where I was when I started. I suppose another way to look at that would be to consider that I would have had to incur the A/C debt either way. But, you know, right now that doesn't really help.
As Cathy often says, I feel like the universe is conspiring against me.