My husband was scheduled to finish one last remodel job in California and then head out to meet me in Texas. We hoped the job would be complete by November 18th but knew it might drag on through the end of the month as remodels sometimes do. It was a pretty big job with a nice payday and I was excited to have a financial course correction after the craziness of the last two months.
Then things went wrong with my health.
Without going into the details (no, not COVID), I ran into some crummy stuff that I couldn’t manage well on my own. I called my husband and completely fell apart talking about it and he immediately cancelled the job. He packed up the kids and hit the road the next day. They are now in Texas.
I’m disappointed with myself and I’m disappointed with the situation. I’m frustrated. I’m super happy to have my kids, super happy to have some help with the health stuff, but I’m really stressed about the status of my checking account.
Our California house went on the market last weekend. We have multiple offers but our agent hasn’t shared the numbers yet which makes me think they are under asking price. Ugh. We’ve be warned not to go too close to Thanksgiving since buyers dry up over the holidays so we may have to take one of the offers that isn’t quite what we hoped.
We knew this year was going to be a hit to the finances and we’ve got to find ways to crack down on spending over the next 12 months BUT have you ever tried to move to a new city and not see it!? This is going to be a rough go.
Beks is a full-time government employee who enjoys blogging late into the night after her four kids have gone to sleep. She’s been married to Chris, her college sweetheart, for 15 years. In 2017, after 3 long years working the Dave Ramsey Baby Steps, they paid off more than $70K and became debt free. When she’s not working or blogging, she’s exploring the great outdoors.