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  1. Must be "surprise day"

    by , 04-24-2010 at 03:25 PM
    My DH was due to come home tonight after a 2 week business trip. It supposed to be a week but they extended it a week. He called at 7:30 this morning to say they want him another 4 days=surprise (he is out of laundry and money but luckily has enough meds)

    DD got called about teaching a jewelry class. I was shocked when they hired her as a contract worker. She get 60% of the take from the classes. She starts tomorrow!!=surprise

    When we realized DD could scedule for college ...
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  2. Debt Reduction Challenge

    by , 04-22-2010 at 05:55 PM
    I've been very frustrated w/ our debt. load lately. It seems to be taking forever so I started thinking about how far we've come.
    In 2005
    -We were deep in medical debt,mortgage and CC.
    2010
    - We have paid $70,000 in debt
    -bought a roof cash,
    -bought 2 vehicle-used of course
    -paid 2 college semesters and have cash for 1 more so far
    - Paid off a road assessment for paving our street.
    -WE have a small BEF and a huge pantry.
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  3. 5th anniversary of a second chance

    by , 04-21-2010 at 09:36 PM
    I haven't blogged for quite awhile and this is a heck of a place to start.
    Today is the 5th anniversary of my DH falling 30 ft. off an overpass and living. I like to celebrate because he "should" have died or been injured way more than he was. He "should " have lost his leg or died of a blood clot. He "should" have injured his spine or been a head injury veg. but he isn't. So I quietly celebrate. He won't acknowlege today but I do. I am so grateful for what ...
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  4. Getting ready to cut down again

    by , 01-05-2010 at 07:04 PM
    Did a big shop today and my pantry is still in good shape so I decided to meal plan for 2weeks maybe 4 w/ what's in the house exceppt for a few preishables. Dh will be leaving for a week,home a week and gone a week. DS is backin school and DD starts Mon. so I need to get a plan.

    I have Dec. expenses finished. Made January,Feb. and March's proposed budgets.

    Will start snowballing 1/15. Credit card makes more sense but I sure would like to lose the bank loan as it is ...
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  5. Lazy people trashed our home!!

    by , 01-03-2010 at 02:09 PM
    Oh yeah. It was us. We have had a nice holiday aside from some illness
    Time to pay the Piper.

    Today
    FW-Putting 3rd load of laundry in the wash
    FW-folding first load
    FW-threw out old food will take down the whole thing later

    DH- cleaning bulk out of family room
    DS- takes out huge trash w/ 2 bags of recycle
    FW- vaccumned and tidied MIL apt
    DH-cleans 5 cat boxes
    DH-gets things together for trip
    FW-reloads ...
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