Thursday, October 05, 2006

Alaska Dividend Breakdown

Amount of this year's dividend: $1106.96
  • Deduction for traffic ticket from 2004 that languished in my desk w/administrative fees : $150
  • Cost of timing belt, water pump, tow, and labor after Sept. 30 breakdown in the Valley: $697
  • Vet bill for wayward dog that returned at 1 a.m. last night with an artfully* cut front paw: ~$20
Actual amount of this year's dividend that is not spent one day after receiving it: $59.96

How? Why? Will I ever have a fall where calamity does not descend immediately after the PFD arrives?
*The vet looked at Rosario, supposed-dog-but-possibe-alien-masquerading-as-dog pictured above, and said the cut was "artful." In addition to the vet bill, I now have 30+ bloody paw prints in the Soob and cabin to clean up. Oh, and duct tape is unsuitable as a subsitute for roller gauze and medical tape.


Deirdre Helfferich said...


Property taxes, $750-odd
Moola owed to the IRS, $don't ask
Moola owed to the dad, $1350 (from last winter's Friday the 13th heating stove explosion)

So the PFD was spent long before we got it, alas...

CabinDweller said...

Funny how that happens. Every year, I vow to pay off some of the long-term debt, and every year, something happens.

And nothing fun, I might add.