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July 7th, 2015 at 12:33 pm

I know it has been a while. I am sorry. I have been so busy with life lately that I have rarely had time to even breathe.

I finally hit rock bottom financially. I went through a very serious shopping phase. Bought new chairs and a tv for the living room. The week after I bought them I found out that the child support would be ending in July. I thought it was supposed to go through college but it wasn't worded right in the divorce papers so it ended when she turned 18, which is today. But it actually ended before that because the state said he was ahead on his payments. So the last $600 I was expecting isn't coming.

So I had a real hard look at where I am spending my money. It is very upsetting. In the month of May, I spent over $500 eating out. Add the $300 that was spent at the grocery store and I spent over $800 on food! That is more than I make at my second job! I was horrified. Needless to say, that has ended.

I also have over 4k in medical expenses for DD. She was in severe pain in her abdomen. They thought it was appendicitis, but that didn't pan out. Then they tested for all kinds of things, including a colonoscopy. Nothing ever came from all the tests. She still has the pain every now and then. Ex DH is paying half of that monthly payment.

DD is also starting college in the fall. She is living on campus. And we are splitting her rent 3 ways. My portion is $200. Not sure where I am going to come up with it, I already work a second job and I don't think selling my blood would net that much. LOL.

But I think I am handling the stress well and I think I am actually happy. Ask me again in August after DD leaves and it might be a different story!

8 Responses to “Checking In”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Sometimes hitting bottom makes us reassess things in our life. Hope you continue to find happiness even in the midst of troubles.

  2. TarWalker Says:

    Glad to see you back on here! I've been thinking about you, hoping you were ok.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I'm glad you are back! Sorry to hear of your financial troubles, but the good thing is you know how to cut back, and you can pull yourself up again!

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Wow! Lots of things have happened. Glad you are back.

  5. Petunia 100 Says:

    So good to see a new post from you!

    My child support recently ended too, I feel you. Smile

  6. SecretarySaving Says:

    Did you fall off of the DR plan? You were doing so well! I am sorry about the recent trouble but at least you are back and you know where you are.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad to see you back!

  8. scottish girl Says:

    Glad to see you back Smile

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