Dreamt I was on a date. While we were heading towards the movie area to pay, I suddenly decided to contribute half. I felt good about doing this, and looked in my wallet beforehand just to make certain I had plenty--I did; I was flush with cash. I knew I was, but I just wanted to know it was right where I put it. Still safely in my wallet.
Well, I announce that I'll pay my way and wouldn't you know when I reach for the money in my wallet, it isn't there. Just a few bills, maybe a $5. Not enough. Where did all the rest of the money go? I rifle through my wallet again, and again searching. Where could it have gone? Did it slip into a pocket or crevice? Is it really there, but I just am unable to see it? Baffled, yet feeling this is a situation I've been in many times. Hence, the incessant checking beforehand...It's like I anticipated when the time would come, it wouldn't be there. I'm embarrassed and flustered. I realize this makes me appear flaky and unprepared. My date doesn't seem to mind, however, and is quite light hearted about it. He laughs and says its okay, he'll cover me, he wasn't expecting me to pay anyway. I'm quite flustered. I've worked hard to save, I have the money, yet it inexplicably isn't available when I need to access it! It just slips away when I need it! It's the feeling of working hard to be prepared, to actually be prepared, with all your ducks in a row...yet it doesn't matter because all that preparation magically and suddenly poofs and disappears when called upon. It's like when you're super responsible and conscientious, yet all anyone ever gets to see is apparent carelessness and bumbling ineptitude or irresponsibility. I ask myself, How can this be happening???
Next, I seem to shift into a separate dream sequence. This time I'm with younger children, pre-teens. I may be a teenager myself at this point, I'm not sure. I feel like we're all close in age. We retreat into their house. I resembles my grandmother's. It's nightime. Once inside, I become concerned about the front door. It's cardboard thin. Flimsy. Anyone could push through it and enter at any time. I don't feel we're safe. I call attention to the door. One of the kids says "No worries!" and IMMEDIATELY the floor drops beneath us and we all rapidly descend deep under the house, deep into the earth, like a secret elevator room. It just keeps going down, down, into the earth. I was relieved that they had this to protect them. They showed me that if any intruder tried to break in, they could push a button and instantly disappear from the house itself by burrowing deep into the earth in secret. I thought this was a rather elaborate workaround in lieu of fixing the door. Instead of replacing the vulnerable fragile door (it really was a door in appearance only, not function. It wasn't capable of keeping anything out) they installed this elaborate, advanced, secret evacuation/hide out system.
I'm not sure how this dream connects with the missing money dream, but they were back to back, so I'm assuming they have some connecting themes??