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Spending during trying times for good friends

October 3rd, 2013 at 02:45 am

A good friend of mine's dad passed away this week. He had been living with ALS for the last few years and it has seriously progressed in the last year.

When he passed, she had just had a new baby a few months prior. She has a 6 year old and they and her husband had moved in with her folks to help out.

She is a teacher and stressed beyond belief. When he was given 24-48 hours to live, a college friend & I sent a delivery order of wraps, salad and pasta to cover lunch & dinner for a day or so for them. Given the level of grief, we didn't feel comfortable showing up at the door, so we sent delivery.

$89 including tip. My friend (who lives in Boston) is mailing me a check for half. This is unplanned, but absolutely the right kind of spending. I hope that I in a very small way eased the last 24 hours before he passed with that gift.

I am happy that I could cashflow something that could relieve even one little bit of stress for them .And I am grateful for everything that I have in my life right now. So very grateful.

Things are going my way!

October 1st, 2013 at 09:54 pm

I am anxiously waiting for my paystub to show up in my work's online system. Since the raise, I have had one paycheck and that included prorated funds from the raise. This paycheck will be the first to see what my true take home is down to the exact dollar.

I think that between the extra income, I should have $1000/month to go towards debt and to the wedding. Once I make the wedding goal, the funds will be going to debt. Woohoo!

In other news, I also finished my refinance on Monday. Right before FHA complications that would likely have occurred due to the government shutdown (which is absolutely ridiculous).

I am putting myself on a strict budget to refill some of my sinking funds categories, pay off the last of my medical bills and then add even more to debt repayment. I want my debt GONE.