Our water heater is dying. It's been a long time coming. The thing is about 15 years old, so we knew we'd have to replace it soon. Did we save money for such a thing? Nope. In fact, we just bought new tires for the van, since the others were really worn out. Ugh.

We have the money to cover both of these expenses, so I'm very lucky. But I'm just bummed that it's a month before Christmas and we are making two giant purchases. I was hoping to get Mr. Changed something nice this year. Looks like he's getting hot showers and safe transportation for the kids.

Sorry for the whine, I know I've got it so much better than many others, but I'm still bummed.