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March 15th, 2007 at 10:04 am

Well, it's been a while since I've posted anything and so much has happened since the last time I've been on. Unfortunately nothing too great, but oh well...that's life sometimes!
It all started off with my daughter and I both getting the stomach bug, then she got an ear infection, and I got a sinus infection, which went away, came back, and brought along with it bronchitis--double whammie this time!! So, between doctors, walk-ins, and prescriptions, I've spent a good chunk of change. When I went to the walk-in I had to refuse the x-rays because I have a $4k/yr deductible, so I'd have to pay for them out of pocket. I learned my lesson--I still have $1600 of medical bills to pay...I wasn't about to tack on more!!
But anyway, I'm back to work and feeling much better (damn cough won't go away though).
Well, before we all got sick, I decided to call one of my credit cards (the one with the highest balance) that I hadn't paid since October 2006. I know...bad, bad, bad...but with the foreclosure of our 3-family and all the stuff that came our way last year, there was no way I could make that payment. Well, they got me on a 5-yr plan where I'll pay $243/month with 6% interest (way better than what it was). Unfortunately, having that extra $243 payment a month leaves us with basically nothing!! I did our budget, which includes all the bills, mortgage, $75/wk for groceries, $120/wk for gas, and $40/wk spending cash. After all is said and done, we have $97 at the end of the month.
So, after that happened, and after reading All Your Worth (great book), I called around for auto and home insurance quotes. And I'm happy. On the home insurance, I'm going to save $100/yr (not much, but it's something), and on auto $80/month (yippee!!!). So that will help quite a bit.
So what does this all mean? I NEED A PART-TIME JOB!!!!! I had a second interview last Saturday at REMAX for a weekend position, but haven't heard back yet. Should I call? Or does it make me sound pushy? Then I had an interview w/Lowe's (which I really want--more hours and time and a half on Sundays), and on Tuesday they said they were going to run a background check--does murder come up on that? lol.....JUST KIDDING!!! So, how long does it usually take to do a background check? Should I call them too? I don't know....I think I'm going to have to start stripping soon!! JUST KIDDING AGAIN!!

3 Responses to “I'm back”

  1. JanH Says:

    Good luck on the job search! Hope one calls back soon. I don't think it would be pushy to call and see if they have positive feedback on your interview. Course you might want to wait on the Lowe's check if that is the job you really would like to have. Keep us posted. And I'm glad you guys are feeling better!

  2. fairy74 Says:

    Good luck on hunting for a second job! Also good going with getting your insurance down and getting back on track to pay your debt Smile

  3. sfborges79 Says:

    Thanks to both!! And I finally had a full night sleep without waking up to a cough attack!! lol

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