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July 28th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

First, Thank you guys for responding with your favorite American city. You reminded me that there are so many places I have never been (like the entire west coast!), and maybe I still need to move around a bit more before settling down. I donít know.

In good news, Baseball boy got a Win last night after the baseball game went into extra innings and he was called in to pitch the 11,12,and 13th innings. He is used to pitching just 1 or 2 innings, but last night he just got better and better as the innings wore on. He really found his stride. Its times like that that makes me completely forget about the poor pay, poor future employment opportunities, and general exhaustion associated with this job. Last night was a great night.

And financially, I found out I donít qualify for a stimulus check Frown. I didnít earn enough money last year. Baseball boy qualifies for a $300 check that has yet to arrive. He already promised the check to me to put towards the wedding. And he gave me $150 yesterday that he earned for working a baseball camp for the past 4 days.

And!! Today I was able to put $491.00 towards my Discover card. I don't think it will be gone by September, but it should be down to about $1500.

Thatís about it. But I did want to give a shout out to all the new (and old) bloggers on this site, it really reaffirms that while some people are ahead of me, some are behind me, but we are all learning from each other and it is possible to be debt free and live a normal life.

5 Responses to “regular old update”

  1. merch Says:

    Instead of getting down, where do you see your life in 5 years? House, kids, stay at home mom, executive?

    And what are you doing now to move towards that?

    And it looks like you paid of your FIL. Nice job.

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    Yes, I paid back FIL. At first he rejected the money, but I said "I just want to pay you back so we are on a clean slate. I may need to borrow money again in the future sometime." He accepted that.
    And as far as where I see myself, I have to think about that. I guess it's weird but I have not had any long term plans since I was in high school. Things just change so fast and dramaticaly. It's been impossible to plan for longer than a few months out.

  3. merch Says:

    real nice job on the FIL loan. I bet you feel a lot better.

    For goals, if you can't decide where you want to be, start with where you don't want to be and what you need to avoid that.

    I read that one of the secrets for successful people is to have a vision and always move towards it.

  4. boomeyers Says:

    This is a great community!!

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    It sounds like you found a way to pay your fil back with him still feeling good about it. Good for you!

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