Once a month I have the grueling task of sending my hard earned money away in the form of a check. Licking the envelope adds just enough of a little ting of pain to the sadness I feel when balancing my checkbook. I try to make the best of this time. I usually do it early in the morning. I put on some calming music, make a nice cup of coffee, and a simple breakfast. Basically, I try to create a happy place. My happy place is not so happy without my air conditioner though. When it failed on me, I became agitated and stopped balancing immediately. I found homestead air conditioning to come and repair it. Yes, they were added into my checkbook, but I was happy to pay that bill.