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April 26th, 2016 at 08:22 am

Hi everyone! I know it has been FOREVER since I posted. I will try to catch you up on the doings of my life.

I am still working 2 jobs, but silly me thought it would also be smart to take 3 college courses. I was handling it ok until my mom hurt her back. Then I became her and my sister's gopher. I ended up having to drop all of my classes.

Back to my mom...she had an injection of "concrete" in her back and the back pain is gone. She has residual pain down her leg and is having a steroid shot next week to help with that. In the meantime, she still can't drive and I am having to run all of her and my sister's errands(my sister moved in with my mom to be a companion/caretaker and that is not going so well).

As for finances...I made a huge mistake when I signed the kids up for my insurance. When I looked at the prices I thought is was per month, not per pay period. So I am paying $900 a month for health insurance! It is killing me. But this is the last month as my ex now is able to get insurance for the kids.

I am still drowning in credit card debt. But we are in the process of getting a home equity loan on my house(which is paid for) to pay off everything on my credit report. My debt will be virtually 0! We closed on the loan yesterday and have 3 days before we can disburse. All I will have is a couple medical bills and my regular monthly bills. I am so excited!

Oh and did I mention that I am now an empty nester...DD left for college in the fall. She is only an hour away and I see her most weekends but it is an adjustment.

So that is what has been going on in my world. Lots of stress. Lots of fun(not!)

I hope everyone is doing well...I have thought about you guys often.

10 Responses to “Checking In”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Nice to hear from you NGG. I always enjoyed your postings. Glad to hear things are going well with your financial life. You are a good daughter and Mother. Smile Take care of yourself

  2. Frugalista Says:

    We've been missing you! Glad you are okay.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    So good to hear from you, NGG!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    You are definitely good to your mom. So sorry the cost of insurance was so high. I would imagine with the changes things will be looking up financially pretty soon.

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    It's great to hear from you, NGG. Smile
    I hope college is going well so far for your daughter.

  6. Ima saver Says:

    Glad to hear that you are still hanging in there! Good luck with the loan.

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Does your daughter get health insurance from her university? Might be worth checking.

  8. greenleaf Says:

    Nice to hear from you!

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  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good to hear from you!

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