Saturday, 5 November 2011
Day 131: The Crunch
It makes me repent of my previous blithe claims to having 'no money'. For example, while it is true in principle, one does not have No Money in practice while one is still within one's overdraft limit. For in practice, one can still go to the bank and withdraw £10 and buy oneself a sandwich.
But now I am at the limits even of that. That the situation is not my fault does not help. Basically, money that I should have been paid has not yet been paid. I am chasing it up, and there is no fear that it will not ultimately be paid, but the fact is, it should have been in my bank account by this weekend, and it is not. And I was relying on it.
My entire worldly wealth is the £20 note in my purse.
So I shall be carefully husbanding the money this week. I have to spend some to save some, but I have to budget for every penny. If there is a bright side, it is that I shall definitely save money. After all, one cannot spend what one does not have.