money games

Oscar has discovered Monopoly. He loooves it and is absolutely gleeful when he's crushing me. His method of buying up all the cheap properties and putting hotels on them is very successful actually. I'm having a hard time beating him. I'm surprised I'm enjoying this game because we seem to be losing at the real life version of monopoly right now. We're getting some crappy cards. Why is it everything breaks all at once? Of course it's nothing to complain about in the grand scheme of things but I am still hoping we can land on "Free Parking" soon and have a little rest.


6 thoughts on “money games

  1. Amanda says:

    Oh, I hear you! So far, this past 2 weeks, we’ve had to replace our air conditioning/heating system because the old one literally exploded with spraying freon everywhere, I’ve had a car accident, I’ve fractured a dental crown and am in the process of getting it replaced, my husband’s car had several thousand dollars of unexpected repairs, and my refrigerator just started to make the oddest noise. I definitely have the urge to duck and cover. I am taking it easy this morning and have my first Koji monster from your book in progress. I bought the book as a little gift to myself when everything else went south! I hope things turn a little sunnier for you and me both!

  2. Knitty Gritty Homestead says:

    I hear you…when it rains, it pours. When we found out we were having our fourth baby (unplanned!), we panicked…how would we get by when we’re already just squeaking through each month? After our initial “we have to sell the farm and buy a cheap tiny house” knee-jerk reaction, we talked to a financial advisor…we’ve been budgeting closely since May and are so surprised to find that we DO have enough, when we pay attention to where the money is going. It’s going to be tight but we feel a bit more secure knowing that if small unexpected things pop up, we won’t have to go into more debt to deal with it all.
    Just ordered your book…December due date, so starting Christmas gift-making now! My husband is going to build a doll house in a scale to fit the dolls. I hope to adapt them to make a doll-family that resembles ours! Will post on my blog when they’re done, and will let you know. Your work is truly wonderful…

  3. Emily Breton says:

    It must be something in the air! The washer/dryer, car, microwave, oops! We need a new driveway, mice on the house, shingles falling off the roof, back to school ($125 for school supplies?! For 1 child! Seriously?). I could go on and on. Hang in there!

  4. deirdre says:

    I lost everything four years ago in the crash. One minute I had a job and a home, the next minute I was three weeks away from living in a box under a bridge. The worst part was waiting for the bottom, which I did with great anxiety and constant fear.
    It totally sucked and then things got better. Now the only parts I really remember are the parts when I had fun doing free things, like going on walks or floating in the river or finally getting the yard cleaned up, using all the old stuff I had lying around.
    I wish you the best of luck and hope you can focus on the fun.

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