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Friday, February 26, 2010

2 years & 43 Days and the car

Well, I spoke to the body shop yesterday and the car might be done today, but it might also be early next week. They had ordered a part and were sent the wrong part so now they're waiting on the right part to come in. Anyway, Serenity is loaning us the rest of the money so we can get it fixed so our goal will now be to get her paid off as quick as possible. I was really hoping to avoid having to do that (borrow money from Serenity). I find it deeply disturbing that I'm having to borrow money from my 21 year old daughter. Sigh...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

2 years & 42 Days and making progress

Well, we're making progress towards having the money for the car. We were up to $140 yesterday, then cleaned a friend's work truck out and she paid us $100! Still cannot believe that! Anyway, that put us up to $240. Almost halfway there. We're still looking for ways to earn some money if anyone has any ideas, please share them. No word on the car yet, it's supposed to be done at the end of this week, or early next week.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2 Years & 41 Days and life

This is just a reminder to all of my friends and family out there. Life is short. Remember to tell those you love that you love them. Don't be kind just to strangers. Be kind to your family. Hug each other everyday. Pray for each other everyday.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4
3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2 Years & 40 days and goals

Well, with all of the computer problems last week, I obviously did not get taxes done. I did get Tasha's done Sunday evening after we got the computer back up and running. They have been filed and the refund wait has begun. So, I need to work on mine & Tom's taxes. AND I need to get with Serenity and get hers done (Josh's were done before all of this). So I'm making progress. My goal is to work the next couple of evenings on getting things organized to get mine & Tom's done.

Why does it seem that money stress never ends? The prom is fast approaching and Tasha hasn't been able to look for a dress yet because I haven't been able to put any money back for her to go look. We've got to get the money for the car and we've also got to get money in the emergency fund, and we've got to get money to buy Tasha a prom dress. I'm not sure how our taxes will turn out, maybe that will help at least a little bit with some of this. I can dream anyway.

Monday, February 22, 2010

2 years & 39 Days and is that a light?

Is that a light at the end of the tunnel? Tom starts working with the cleaning crew this coming Friday. Praise God! Keep up those prayers! I'm almost afraid to get my hopes up in case they get smashed. I got called by the Census Bureau today to work, BUT, the training is March 1st-5th during the daytime. When I applied, I told them I was available evenings and weekends and we were told they would be having training then. But apparently not (unless they have one later). Oh well, it was worth a try, I guess.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

2 Years and Days 35, 36, 37, & 38 and frustrations

As you may have already guessed, I am feeling super frustrated right now. The computer is back up and running, Tom was able to switch out a CD ROM drive from another computer so I could get stuff reinstalled. That was a relief. That didn't end up costing us any $'s, but sure cost us time, energy, and frustration. The recovery we did wasn't supposed to lose any data, but it seems to have anyway. But, that's life! Our main concern right now is coming up with the $500 to get the Mitsubishi back from the body shop when it's done. We've managed to come up with $110 so far. It may be done by the end of this week...so we are on a schedule. I tried offering date night child care Friday night (and I"m offering it again next Friday night), I only had one child though. Then we were supposed to clean a friend's truck yesterday, but the weather put a damper (literally, LOL!) on that. I tried listing some stuff to sell, haven't sold anything. You know, sometimes I just wish things would go easy for us. Wait, I'm sounding whiny. I hate it when I sound whiny.

Bottom line...we need prayers more than anything.