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Raise #2?


I’ve been a bit nervous about our missing rent safety net. On our own, we’d be fine. Add a kid, daycare, and extra health insurance and suddenly ‘fine’ isn’t the word I’d use to describe our upcoming budget. I expressed my concern to my husband who replied, ‘Everything will turn out.’

Yes, he’s the financial Bob Marley in our relationship. He never gets worried.

I clicked through our spreadsheets trying to make 1 + 1 = 47 but even with today’s modern math, it wasn’t happening. As I was about to lose my sanity, my husband strolled home from work. ‘Guess who’s up for a raise?’ he asked with a grin.

I stared at him.

He paused then said, ‘ME!’

I continued to stare in silence.

‘Hon?’ he asked.

More silence and a confused stare.

He snapped in front of my face. ‘Anyone home?’ he laughed.

‘Didn’t you JUST get one?!?’ I asked.

‘Well, yeah. But it’s time for another according to my boss’ he said proudly.

Have I worked for the government so long that I forgot what it’s like to get a raise? Man, I miss my private sector job.

Raises are supposed to be handed out in the next 30 – 60 days at his office.

Did you hear that? That, my friends, was a sigh of relief.

Roommates are moving out…


Our roommates (my brother and his wife) have been working on purchasing a short sale house for the last few months. If you’ve ever purchased a short sale, you know the only thing ‘short’ about them is the name. They take FOREVER to buy.

*For those who don’t know, ‘a short sale is a sale of real estate in which the sale proceeds fall short of the balance owed on the property’s loan’ (thanks wikipedia)*

My husband and I purchased our home almost four years ago as a short sale and understand the headache the process can be.

Tonight, the bank accepted my brother’s offer in conjunction with the original owner’s contribution to the property loan shortage. We are happy for them as this is a new and exciting step in their lives…


Goodbye rent money.

My husband is ready to have a roommate free house and in reality, it couldn’t come at a better time since we both received raises, but I’m having a hard time letting go of the security blanket.

My husband convinced me that, for at least a little while, we need ‘us’ time.

When are they officially moving out? Somewhere between 14 and 120 days. Gotta love the solid answers from banks.