Overdue electricity notice.
Overdue water and sewerage notice.
Added together they total over $1000.
Time to start shopping for Tahlia's new school uniform. She will be attending a "ladies college" next year. Well ... its not so much a ladies college as a Catholic school for girls. Her uniform is not cheap and we haven't managed to find any hand-me-downs. It'll cost us hundreds. Today we go and put it on lay-by.
We also got a notice about her book pack. We've got to buy the school issued bits and bobs. $75.
My first mobile phone bill for my new phone came in last week. My capped plan of $49 came in at over $200. Something to do with me being between plans and it having to get pro-rata'ed. I called to question. They explained. I am none-the-wiser but Husband understands it all. It sucks.
Our back-to-base security provider called yesterday. Apparently there is an issue with our payments or something? Shit.
I'm too scared to open the rest of the mail. Ignorance is bliss and all that.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I'm just realising that the magic of Christmas (and all this wonderfully uninhibited Christmas shopping) doesn't mean the bills stop arriving nor the commitments become any less pressing. Money is spewing from our bank account.