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Day One- 2.0

April 23rd, 2013 at 11:17 pm

I am back and determined to make a go of it. SInce you last heard from me, there have been changes. I left one position in search of a more livable workplace. Out of the pan into the fire! I left that job over a year ago and am now struggling to live off a part time minimum wage job while searching for a new professional position.

Today's task: Mowing the yard. I am not sure if the mower will start this year, but here goes!


Update: The mower was low on oil. I added oil and new gas. YEAH!!! It started. I was so worried that I would have another repair bill. I am praying it holds out until I get a new job.

Ionly mowed the rightof way but it is a start. I have Volunteer duties the next two days including two shifts at my MW job. Since I worked 3 extra shifts this week ( 2 in one day) I should have 34-35 hours. This is ALOT of hoursat thi place of employment.

I will be taking my first vacation in 8 years next month. I am only going because my father is losing his ability to drive and I have not visited these relatives since 1994. Mostly to keep my dad from killing himself and my sisters with his driving while towing a trailer. There is potential to turn this into a money making trip as we will be hitting a city wide yardsale over the course of 4 days while visiting. The prices there are dirt cheap and I can sell many items when I return home.

3 Responses to “Day One- 2.0”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    Welcome back. Smile
    I am curious to know more about your situation. How are you managing on your part-time minimum wage job? Do you have an inexpensive housing situation? Do you have savings? Will you share your budget?

    Enjoy your vacation.

  2. Willow1531 Says:

    I have some savings but trying very hard not to touch. I had a 6 month emergency fund and stretched it for a year! Luckily when I bought this house, I bought one that I could continue to pay for if this exact scenario happened. I really thought I was too cautious but it appears I was smart. House payment is $225 a month ( big downpayment). Pantry and freezer are VERY well stocked. I continue to buy extreme bargains to stretch what I already have on hand and I scrimp as much as I can. I have cashed in one small 401 k. I had planned never to do so but I finally accepted I needed to keep the for sure savings and sacrifice one small not doing well fund.


    I will be sharing my budget in the future.

  3. North Texas Mommy Says:

    Welcome again!

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