First, there was the good news.
I posted a few months ago that one way I planned to earn extra money was to write and market my science fiction short stories. So I did, and Voila! I got a check for $350.
Feeling like I should take care of some unfinished business, I dropped into my local car care clinic to see why my front passenger tire needed air every few days. The mechanic pointed out that the tread on the tire was so threadbare, it was too dangerous to even check for holes. And then (who knew?) I was told that it is better to purchase tires in pairs. So there went $142.
I'm putting the remaining $208 into my emergency savings account.
Murphy is spending entirely too much time in my life!