A lot of them are due to circumstance and you can’t do much about them. However, my apartment that only now has reached ground level clearly didn’t just have delays due to Force Majeure from Corona.
Progress is being made of course, but at the current speed, I shouldn’t expect a delivery sooner than March 2022. Given these delays, I was startled when I recently received a mail about the fit and finish of my delayed turnkey apartment. My shock continued when I saw the standard finish and how much they charge for extras.
2021 really kicked into high gear this month. While we didn’t go on holiday due to Corona, we did make rather large expenses for something life-changing. I’m talking about the baby of course.
In February I made two large purchases for her arrival. We bought the stroller and the car seat. Especially the car seat is not something you want to save on. Next to that, there was also the second payment for our new bed. 3 big expenses means a very low Savings Rate. I was really close to my first negative month.
After sleeping years on hand-me-downs, I believed it was about time to get something decent as we approach life with 3. But the prices brought me nightmares instead of blissful dreams.
Moving. It’s such a fun activity, especially with a baby on the way. Not that it’s impossible. We are now well into our fourth week of slowly moving things out of our tiny 40m² apartment and into my late grandmother’s house.
Besides looking into what to get for our little girl, we are also improving my grandmother’s house, fitting it to our taste when we finally settle in. We won’t be putting in a new kitchen or completely redo wallpaper, but we make 6 modest home improvements to make this old house (build in the ‘60s) somewhat modern.
Obviously, a big event that takes a lot of time. Not only do I have to take care of the mother to make sure the baby grows healthy, but together we also have to look at how we will welcome the little one into this world.
What kind of clothes, food, nursey, and safety products do we need to give her the best care she deserves? And all of that at a reasonable price of course. In short, how did we make a luxurious baby registry without breaking the bank?
We can stay retarded longer than you can remain solvent” – some autist on r/WallStreetBets