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Thursday, June 28, 2012

I miss my dishwasher!

As I mentioned quite a while back, our dishwasher died (back in January). I've tried really hard to have a positive attitude about it and not let it bother me too much. But days like yesterday, I really, really, really miss it. This is the pile of dishes I had to to wash by hand after lunch yesterday:


This was on top of trying to get 7 kids down for a nap (including an infant). Yeah, I really miss my dishwasher!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Broke the $5000 mark!

Just since we started Financial Peace University up again in February, we have paid off a little over $5000 in debt.


$200 towards student loans
$118.02 + $75 towards our Napa bill (PAID!!!!)
$386.78 towards our 2007 tax bill
$125 towards our 2006 tax bill
$375 towards one credit card
$345 towards one credit card (settled in full-so PAID!!!!!!)
$75+388.26 towards one credit card (settled in full-so PAID!!!!!!)
$250 towards one credit card (
$500 towards our Bass hospital bill
Bass physician’s bill $35.50+26.91
$18.80 for a doctor bill
$1412.33 towards our house
$333.36 for 2011 real estate taxes
$340 for 2011 Oklahoma income taxes

For a total of: $5004.96

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Big news!

It's official! I will be teaching an online child development class as an adjunct instructor for Western OK State College in Altus starting in August. I will be teaching Health, Safety, and Nutrition. I went down to my parent's on Friday night, then met with my friend/boss yesterday morning. She walked me through the ropes and gave me the textbook, etc. I am so super excited to be doing this. And nervous of course! :) But it's a huge opportunity for me and will be a great experience. And God willing, it will lead to bigger things eventually.

It's not enough income to quit my day job, but it will be some extra income to go towards debt!