Y'all, I am such a dumbass sometimes.
I could have held off on paying, say, the electric bill, and had it not even be late, and then paid it AFTER Hotter's big dental appointment on Monday.
Or the phone bill.
OR MAYBE THE DAMN DOG COULD'VE JUST HELD HER SHIT TOGETHER and I could have done ALL OF THE ABOVE.
But nooo-OOOO-ooo...and now it's a real butt-clencher whether we'll have the entire $500 for Hotter's damn crown and OH BY THE WAY EVERYBODY AND THEIR BROTHER HERE HAS A VERY EXPENSIVE FIELD TRIP.
Oh well. Probably it'll be okay. I should make decent money tomorrow and Sunday, and it might all be just fine. Heck, it's a mark of how far we've come financially that this is all even do-able.
And at least the dog feels better (she really, really does--her skin already looks 75% improved, and most of the lumps and stinky smell are gone and she seems much more comfortable).