Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Here is the updated debt list. As of today, we have paid off $4985.54 in debt over the last 4 months! We're caught up on all of our regular bills, we have had several major car repairs that we've been able to pay cash for, a plumbing emergency that we were able to pay cash for. Life is wonderful! Oh, and the brakes are fixed on my van. The baby EF is down to $877, but once we add $50 from Tom's paycheck today, it will be back to $927.
Urgent care clinic: $46.15 (August 2007)-PAID!
Urgent care clinic: $40.55 (November 2007) PAID!
Urgent care clinic: $21.50 (February 2008) PAID!
Dr. Office: $79.20-PAID!
Dr. Office (June 2006) $105.02-PAID! Dr. Office (March 2008, Tracy & Tasha)-$63.44
ER Doctor: $93.54-PAID!
Auto parts store: $161.73-PAID!
Second half 2007 real estate taxes: $148.64-PAID!
Car loan: Balance: $2303
House: paid $1340.24
Credit card #1: $2970-paid $150
Credit card #2: $1104-paid $50
Credit card #3: $990-paid $50
Credit card #4: $899-paid $429.19 (balance $470)
Credit card #5: $908-paid $50
Credit card #6: $2509-paid $150
My student loan: $12, 913 (in deferment due to my full time student status)
DH student loan: $53, 248(in forbearance)
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I finally got to watch the movie Flywheel earlier this week. I had borrowed it from a friend quite a while back, but with the end of school crunch hadn't had time to watch it. It was made by the same church that produced Facing the Giants-it was their first movie. It was a little rougher around the edges, but I liked it as much or maybe even better than Facing the Giants. I think the thing I liked best about it was that even after the main character had his turning point, he still struggled with doubts and fears. That is so true to life! We can feel on top of the world one moment and then knocked down to our knees in the next. On our knees is probably where we need to be!
Tomorrow will be a crazy busy day so I will try to post, but if I don't get a chance, I'm sure you'll all understand! I'm hoping to have the debt update ready to post by tomorrow!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Just two more days until graduation. I'm trying not to think too hard about everything I still have left to do before Friday night. If I do, I might just have a meltdown!
My brain is tired today and I can't think of anything else to say. LOL. Hope all of my friends and family are having a great week!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Let's see, some updates. We are doing well at controlling ourselves with Sonic drinks and eating out. I'm not saying we never do it, but it's nothing like it used to be! I sent the garage sale money towards the one credit card today, it will bring that balance down to $495. We got a letter from them yesterday saying that we had a payment due each month on the 25th of $25 through July, and then a final payment of $799.19 in August (they apparently had not received the $250 payment when they sent the letter). Anyway, I'm hopeful that we'll either have it paid off by then or we'll have made enough extra payments that they'll be willing to continue working with us. The collection phone calls have slowed down and almost stopped. As we continue to make payments, hopefully they'll stop all together.
On my eating habits. Well, some days I do better than others. I just keep trying! I've been trying to buy healthier foods and lots of fruits and veggies to munch on.
Monday, May 12, 2008
I've got a lot of house cleaning to do this week to get ready for the party after graduation. I've been having to focus on one thing at a time, schoolwork, then garage sale, now graduation. I'll be glad when this weekend is past so maybe I can take a break!
When Tom & I get paid this week, I'll be posting a debt update. I think we'll be getting close to $5000 this week!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I posted some of the leftover stuff on freecycle and a lady picked it all up last night. The rest we put back in the garage. We're going to continue going through stuff and gathering up stuff because Mandy is planning on having a garage sale in Enid later in the summer. So hopefully I can haul a bunch of stuff down there and try to sell it and have a bit more to put towards a credit card. I'm also planning to let my current (and some former) parents know that I am available for evenings and weekends this summer to try and help raise some more money to put towards paying off debt.
Oh and the EF has been full for a little over a week, and last night my brakes all of a sudden started making a horrible grinding noise. So it won't be full for much longer. LOL!