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Final Month was Tough – No water, electrical energy, telephone

Final Month was Tough – No water, electrical energy, telephone


I had totally meant to return to writing recurrently right here final month, however the hits simply stored coming. And I couldn’t focus to save lots of my life. (To not point out, the sense of disgrace and loss are fairly overwhelming at instances.)

Final month (August) is the month that I…

  • Nearly had my water and electrical energy turned off as a result of I couldn’t pay the payments
  • Did have our telephones turned off as a result of I couldn’t pay the invoice
  • Bought a cancellation discover from our auto insurance coverage as a result of I couldn’t pay the invoice
  • Bought a “for those who don’t catch up now we are going to go to collections” discover from my mortgage firm

I’ll cease there. You possibly can see the pattern.

Preserving issues afloat on simply at $2,000 per thirty days just isn’t going properly. Even at our darkest, it has by no means been this darkish. (I’m SO GRATEFUL that the children are grown and largely gone. That does take a substantial amount of strain off.)

I needed to break down and ask for assist. I didn’t see a manner round it in any respect.

Fortunately, I’m hoping, that I’ll solely should pay again 1/2 of the debt I incurred. The opposite half could also be a prepayment for a brand new web site my brother has been asking me to do for a few years. He is likely to be prepared and the cash I borrowed from him would cowl most of that challenge.

And I’m in no way, out of the woods, I’ve actually simply purchased myself a month of peace. I can be again in the identical boat if I don’t get some extra earnings within the subsequent 6-ish weeks.

So I owe you a brand new debt replace. It’s gnarly to say the least (I form of like that phrase for some cause). And I’ve put it off as a result of I’m so ashamed that I’m again on this place AGAIN.

That can be forthcoming. I’m simply thickening my pores and skin a bit for the onslaught of criticism, though it’s deserved on some fronts.

However the excellent news is:

  1. I’ve already let my dad know that I cannot be touring in any respect for the vacations. (We sometimes go to Texas each Thanksgiving.)
  2. I’ve had a latest up-tick in contract work. I’m not going to say it’s promising but, however it’s one thing.
  3. And I simply have to fret about me now. That’s an enormous distinction than the final time issues had been nearly this dangerous and I had 4 college age youngsters I used to be single-handedly supporting.

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