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  1. Love that you have an organized plan. Being able to push forward is a positive step that serves to point you towards moving on to the start of healing. Best wishes...
  2. Annie

    Hurricane Hermine

    Glad all are well. Sorry about property damage.
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    sooo ready for August!

    When it rains, it sure seems to pour. At least you have a family member do the install,which I am guessing saves a decent amount of $$$$$. Why do car repairs have to cost SO much?
  4. I like the every dollar app because I can easily see where I go over budget. Very much an eye opener. Years ago, at the start of Larry Burketts program, I remember writing down every penny spent for several weeks and then organized all that into categories. Love the apps that easily sort based on my input. So much quicker! And like you, use info to make changes-like going back to cash versus debit card for food and household items,the routinely overspent areas.
  5. Well there are some positives...retirement and paid off house...so it could be worse but it is not. Congratulations on putting together aa plan!
  6. Good luck with the move, hope that works out for you and your family and things settle down into a stable lull.
  7. Annie

    What's up with us

    Best wishes. Hope he gets an assignment that stops the deployments for awhile.
  8. Hats off to you having a plan and an organized way to sort through chaos. Did I miss why your disability drops? I get why the G I bill stops. And congratulations on your impending graduation☺️
  9. I bought a Vegetti that easily cuts veggies into pasta like thinness. I mostly use yellow squash so far. Steam it briefly and use in place of pasta. Stays crisp enough to enjoy, but not so crunchy when eating, I put the strips in microwave for one minute. Got the device for under $10 on Amazon.
  10. If he doesn't not like the whey protein he might want to try vegan. I am in love with the stuff. It comes from plant based protein. I have it in a smoothie with fruit and almond milk @ 6:30 in the a m and don't get hungry until lunch...2scoops...if ok with doc. I am not diabetic. I did it to dump dairy 20 pounds ago
  11. Annie

    More Prayers :(

    Sad news. We need better access for people who can't find their way out of intense pain without resorting to suicide. I don't know the answer, but I think that we as a society have failed so many people.Admitting the failure is a big step towards looking for a better solution. Sorry for those involved and impacted.
  12. Annie

    The first week jinx

    Goodness, what a taxing time for you. May the wind be at your back for a long time to come...
  13. You have goals! Major step in the right direction. We all kick ourselves over stupid things we have done. All any of us can do is start where we are at. You will get there.
  14. Hope he gets some help with the alcohol problem. I knew someone close to me once whose husband drank like a fish. One day she had had it-she told him either quit drinking or get out. He quit drinking, immediately. It was amazing. It can be done I guess when someone realizes the cost. Others need help. Hope you two can sort it out.
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    2016 Budget

    Love that you have thought things through, which can be difficult with the impending divorce. You have a plan which means you are prepared to follow your outline, or adjust as needed when unpredictable things come our way. That is so very important. Hang in there!
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    Shearing the Budget

    I switched from Verizon to Total Wireless, which is really Verizon. I now pay $35 a month for one line-they have multi-line rates-and it is unlimited talk and text, 2.5 gig a month. Can buy more, but I don't even use that. I agree, see if you can get the cell down. Seems like those days of the high cell phone costs are sunsetting.
  17. Nice job! Maybe I will go your route, Crispy, and set up a blog so I can post my before and after painted counters. I see that you made a good choice to paint them yourselves. Amazing what paint can do!
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    I'm moving

    Yes, having your own place is a good move towards your future. Your roomate sure helped you out, the time is now at hand to step out if that is what your heart is telling you. You gotta walk that dog everyday! That will get you out:)
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    The story

    Hope you get this all sorted out and have some peace. A difficult situation. Do you decide he kept things from you due to shame and the fear of losing you before you were married? Or is deceit just part of who he is? Only you in your heart can know what to do. I do encourage talking it out with someone such as a counselor to help you sort through things. Best wishes, Annie
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    I hate moving

    Good that you are taking things in stride with the move. I got a little confused with the kids description. How many are yours? How many stepchildren? It would be great if you could continue with your stepchildren in spite of the divorce. Guess it depends on your relationship and how they view the divorce. How are you doing? You are managing things that need to be done. You sound pretty upbeat. However, I know divorce can be difficult to go through. Title is in his name-is he barred from selling it until everything is completed? Is he going to sign the title over to you? Hope you don't hit any bad bumps in the process. Rent sounds very manageable, nicely done!
  21. Sigh. It will end. It will end. And yes, I agree there is no justice. The wrong doers often do their thumbing of their noses with no consequences. Yes, it is so unfair. A good run with your cat? or was it a puppy? Exercise, enjoy friends, keep at it, the time will come.
  22. Just talking about yet another auto repair going on right now! Been a rough year for that around here. BUT, even after add it all up and divide by 12, it is still less than a payment. Some of the work was two sets of tires and battery-which any car can need. So around here, the question is: Is it better to have an older maintained car with repair bills, OR a vehicle that needs repairs and has a car payment I am not at 7-still have a mortgage-however, that no debt feeling is pretty darn enticing. Peaceful easy feeling...
  23. Annie

    2015- October

    Countertops! I faux painted mine granite last weekend. Love it! Great update for less than $30, Still have the other side to do this weekend, as the finished peninsula was lots of work. The Giani would have required more than one kit, so not in my budget..I have pictures. Will get someone tech savvy to help me post. Colors took some work to get just right, it was worth the time.
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