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August 25th, 2010 at 08:42 am

It's been a long time since I blogged. I've been in a very bad place lately. Very depressed, very angry, I lost my way.

My grandfather passed, I started spending again, I lost the willingness to even budget. I was spiraling out of control. I think I have my feel firmly planted now.

My basement problems are still not solved. I had a company come in for a free inspection, told me it would be like $10,000, I told them to get out of my house. There is another company coming on Saturday to look as well, we'll see what they say.

I want to get a better hold on my finances. I transferred the balance of my sears card(~7500) onto a Discover w/0% int and onto a Capital One w/0% int. I stopped the debt snowball to help out with school cloths for the kids, but now I'm starting back up.

I just purchased YNAB. I did the demo for 7 days but what does that really give you. If I don't like it I have 30 days to say so. I think I'm going to though, I need to dig in, fight the urge to spend.

I also just ordered the book Debt is Slavery. My local library is trying to get it for me.

It's time to begin again!!!!

Oh Boy

July 22nd, 2010 at 06:15 am

Being a homeowner is for the birds. No it just is frustrating right now. I thought I had my water in the basement solved but i don't. I went down last night to start the new floor and noticed water again. I ended up cutting a hold in about an eight foot section of drywall to see where the trouble is. I found where the water is getting into the basement, I'm just not sure how it's getting there now.

My next task is to cut the whole wall out and wait and watch. I'm starting to wonder if it's not my gutters in the back. My dad is a mason and he is going to come take a look at it. For that to happen is a story in itself, my family isn't getting along to well with me. Short story not happy with my choice of a women, since she's still going through a divorce. Should of waited, well i didn't no we hardly speak.

I was hoping to have the basement finished by this weekend because I'm throwing a birthday party for my girlfriends daughter. That isn't going to happen.

My stress level is extremely high right now, with the party, home repairs, money. I'm searching for techniques but can't seem to find any.

I'll update soon on where I'm at with my projects, debt, life....

It's Hot in Here

July 8th, 2010 at 06:36 am

I live in Pa and if you've been following the news you'll know that we are on a little bit of a heat wave. We've hit the high 90's for the past three days. Today it's suppose to hit 95. So what's that mean.......air conditioner goes on the fritz.

Yesterday I called my better half to see how she was doing. Of course her response was miserable. She has a broken foot and said something was wrong with the air. It had been running all day but the house wasn't very cool. Okay, I'll look at it when I come home from work.

She was right, something is def wrong. I set the temp at 75 and went outside to work. Two hours later I returned to find the temp did not go down inside but went up to 81. What the hell!!!!!

Today I have a guy coming to look at the unit. It'll cost me around $69 for him to come look. Hopefully she just needs a tune up and no major fix.

I received some monies from selling my DVD collection so that'll go towards the cost of the air conditioner. That EF fund sure is helping. Too bad it's pretty much depleted being that last month we had a plumbing mishap.