Tuesday, May 27, 2008

When debt reduction comes to a screeching halt

This is Buster. He's a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and he's been a member of our family for several years. Cute, eh?

Does he look like a $6,000 dog? Wow, I can't believe I just wrote that. Six grand, on a freakin dog.

A few years ago, Buster tore his ACL. His legs are about 2 inches high. Who knew they even HAD an ACL? The surgery didn't fix the problem 100%, so he went under the knife again. All was well on that leg.

That brings us to Monday morning. We were in the middle of a heated game of Family Baseball. Buster plays catcher and was going after a ball. Corgis run pretty fast and when he got to the ball he came to a screeching halt. Literally. We saw one leg go down, then the rest of him went down. PB and I just stood there and stared..."Holy Sheet".

Today he went to see his surgeon and they decided he probably tore his other ACL. He's there tonight and will have surgery tomorrow afternoon. We are expecting to get him back Thursday, assuming we pay the $1700 bill.

How much will be going to debt reduction this month? ZERO

How glad am I that we are on a financial plan that will allow us to pay cash for the surgery? VERY.