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Has Anyone Seen My Husband?

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About two months ago, hubby and I agreed he would only work three nights during the week and one weekend day doing side work. The other two nights and other weekend day, I would work from home on my side work while he ‘relaxed’ and watched the baby.

Over the last month, he’s been gone every night since folks wanted to get that ‘one last thing’ ready for the holidays. Right now, he’s installing lighting in a kitchen and since the homeowners can’t use the kitchen while he’s working on it, he’s been over there every night.

I’ve been doing my side work from home while our kidlet keeps himself entertained with toys our neighbor gave him – I’m SO thankful to have a happy, mellow baby – but I work slower than usual since I have to juggle feeding and rocking him while typing. We are tired – definitely hubby more than me (poor guy!) – but all this extra work makes a huge difference. We were forced to rely on our guestimated tax refund to pay off the rest of our debt but now it looks like we may have enough to put us on our way toward saving a larger emergency fund.

I just keep telling myself, it won’t be like this forever. We won’t always be this tired and we won’t always be blessed with this much work. Yes, I see all this work as a blessing – especially in this economy.

Two more months.


A Big Debt Update…

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Before I spill the new numbers, let me just say…

I did a handstand before posting.

My foot is still sidelined from the tendon injury so doing a series of leprechaun kicks was out of the question…

that’s not to say I didn’t try.

I’ve been working nights and, I still can’t figure out how but, my husband managed to pull in some extra work over the weekend even though he goes to school for 5 hours 4 nights a week. Is he an awesome man or what?!?

We pulled in $1,000 in second job money this month. PLUS, for those who are paid bi-weekly like me and my husband, you receive three checks in July instead of two. We had some maintenance and repair bills to pay but we got to add quite a bit of it to our regular $1,000 a month payment.

How much is the check I get to mail to Toyota this month?

FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS!

This is the biggest payment I have ever made to Toyota. I’m pretty sure they will hate me but really…

isn’t that the goal?!?

Here are the new numbers:

• Original Debt: $38,495.86
• Paid: $27,731.70
• Remaining: $10,764.16

Broken Down
• Auto Loan 1: $0
• Credit Card: $0 Woo Hoo!
• Student Loan: $9,193.62
• Auto Loan 2: $1,570.54

What an amazing month for us.


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