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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Yesterday!! Woke up yesterday and there was no electricity going to our fridge,freezer,phone, or internet :skept: We tried the fuse box and couldn't get any of those things to get power. My Guy called his friend who is a certified electrician who came over to check it out and we found out that...
  2. General Chat
    Was there really a Mr. Murphy, him of the infamous law? It states "Whatever can go wrong will go wrong," and was named after Major Edward A. Murphy, Jr., a development engineer working for a brief time on rocket sled experiments done by the United States Air Force in 1949. Was there really a...
  3. General Chat
    I don't know what's going on, but I'm feeling like I'm in a vortex of breaking things... In the last week ... ~ my serger broke - $80 fix. ~ the boarder brought to our attention her mini fridge is not working and never has - DH is in negotiations with the manufacturer as it's been over a month...
  4. General Chat
    In just the last month we have: Taken a trip to Great Wolf Lodge (it was planned before Murphy hit) ~ $500 DH bought a new toy (the kind that has a trigger and goes BOOM) (also done before Murphy hit) ~$250 Two days before we left for our trip, our septic tank tried to blow up and left a nice...
  5. Dave Ramsey
    Ugghhh so the brakes failed on DH's beater today and he rear ended another car. He and the other driver are okay, but our car is totaled! The other driver had minimal damage. There is no collision on that car. it just passed inspection so not sure why the brakes would fail (or if DH was really...
  6. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Life happens, Murphy visits, how do you keep it from making you feel stalled on your debt reduction/ budget keeping attitude? Debt reduction was off to a great start. Feeling like it was something that could be accomplished. Today I received a small paycheck from a job I did a two month back...
  7. General Chat
    Please someone come get this Murphy guy....I am so sick and tired of him already. He needs to leave and soon. Let's see, it was 2 weeks ago tomorrow, that I had the front brakes done on the truck. $ 260 total. Hubby kept telling me there was nothing wrong, but I knew better. Then had this...
  8. Financial hardship
    What a morning! Woke up to take a shower to get ready for church. What a eye wakening moment when I had to take a shower in COLD water!! BRRRRRRRR! Our hot water heater has went out or maybe just the heating element. DH had to work this morning and said he will look at it when he gets home. I...
  9. Financial hardship
    Ugh. So today DH gets a call from him job. He was supposedly hired on to the company like 2 weeks ago and not a temp anymore...got shirts and everything. Today he gets a call that there was a freeze on hiring and he is still a temp because they did not put papers through. The really bad part of...
  10. Support
    On top of the medical bills for the recent motorcycle accident, I have been to the doctor recently and followed up today: All tests done in the doctor's office point to diabetes. I am going to the lab for blood work for the 3 month blood sugar test. I am also going for testing for high blood...
  11. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I have what is about to become a dental emergency (2 root canals) and on top of the dental work, I am high risk for dental anaesthetic, so they need to give me special drugs in order to complete the work. Just the one root canal was quoted at $600, before the drugs, etc. Here's my question: is...
  12. General Chat
    Yes, Murphy has come for a visit here. Yesterday something happened w/ my van's brakes. The ABS light came on suddenly and it felt like the rear tires were dragging. I was just around the block from home. By the time I got home the rear passenger tire had shredded. The garage had JUST worked on...
  13. General Chat
    Well I guess it was bond to happe. Murphy came for a visit in the way of a broken washer. We had to get a new one and used the cc. It couldn't be fixed cause it was too old. So, back to the drawing board debt wise for me.
  14. General Chat
    Lucky thing I'm off of work today. It's raining pretty good today with wind gusts of 30mph +. We rent a 60 year old house. I went grocery shopping this morning, put the groceries away. I went to take the garbage and recycling out and saw that a 8 ft section of our 6 ft tall wooden fence in...
  15. General Chat
    He says his name is Murphy. He dosen't talk much but he's extremely, shall we say "active". He took up residency here a couple years ago. He's been here so long his name is on our mailbox. The postman knows him by name. He has his own room complete with closet, lamp, pillows...
  16. General Chat
    Okay I GUESS I really can't complain because Murphy hasn't visited in a while. BUT he can go away now! Had to put a new battery in the truck (had a bad cell) - only cost $8 on the trade in. Been saving to get the a transmission for the truck. I got it back yesterday - new transmission (3 yr...
  17. General Chat
    Has died of a heart attack at the age of 32 http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20332090,00.html
  18. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Today I go get the mail and my dh managed to get 2 photo radar tickets in 1 day!!! Then the smoke detector starts going off after lunch. Funny smell and I think it is the dryer so we pull it out and clean all the vents. Turn it back on and everything seems fine. The smell is still there but not...
  19. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I just got my mind made up on facing my debt. Started my budget. I have no money in my emergency fund and now Murphy has showed up at my house. I need a new kitchen faucet. It's leaking and has already been repaired. I need another one. How soon did Murphy show up to your house? How do I...
  20. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    First we had problems with the bathroom floor, it's almost done now we just needed to buy some glue to put the new linoleum down. Saturday dh drove to work(he works at the mall), he came out at a few minutes after 11pm and someone had vandalized our van. They had smeared cat food and eggs all...
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