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BIg Changes Update

November 9th, 2009 at 07:53 pm

I told my parents last night. They weren't shocked. My mom's concern that she doesn't want me to have to burn a fire in the fireplace. Do we have enough oil?

This morning I got an email from her. Her and my father had discussed the situation. They would each like to give me $200 a month for 6 months to help out. I tried to reject it for a while, but then I gave in. Because although everything is paid and current, there is no room for extras or surprises...like school pictures or lunches, etc. So the first $400 is to pay of my property taxes from last year and the rest is for the rest of the month. WHile this is relief, I am kind of disappointed that I am no longer independent.

Told the kids last night about DH moving out. They took it well. So well in fact that DH left in tears because he felt that no one was going to miss him. That they acted like they could care less if he was there or not. BOth of the kids have been through this before, so they tend to keep their guard up and not show their emotions. It was hard to not try to fix it for him. To make him feel better.

Good news is that I have two credit cards that will be paid off within the next 2-3 months. The Cap One has about 3 more payments and the Orchard card will be at $241 as of the 15th of this month. I have made $100 payments on it last month and this month. Can't wait to get this stuff paid off!

5 Responses to “BIg Changes Update”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    I know how you feel; when I first started paying my student loans, my dad had to send me $100 per month for about a year to help me cover them. I felt bad that I couldn't make it on my own, but it helped me keep my head above water for awhile. (Then I got credit cards, and it was all downhill from there, for a long time, but that's another story.)

    If you use this money wisely over the next 6 months, either for necessities, debt repayment or EF savings, you could make it so that you never need to ask anyone's help ever again. I'm sure your parents think nothing of the donation if it helps you achieve that!

  2. lizajane Says:

    That's sweet of your parents to help out. If it gives you some breathing room, it will be a big help. I'm speechless that DH was too wrapped up in how he was feeling instead of being concerned about how or why the kids were guarded with their feelings! Maybe I'm reading something into it that's not there, though.

  3. baselle Says:

    One of the most important lessons I learned is that when people want to help you out, you should let them. Smile And let us cheer you on.

    My thoughts are with you and your children. It sounds like your network - boss, parents, children - is worth its weight in gold.

  4. north georgia gal Says:

    Liza....that is the same thing my therapist said last week....that everything was about him. I still hate to have someone upset...

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Very kind of your parents. My parents are kind to me like that too, and I feel very fortunate in that way.

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