Seems like there is a rash of car problems, and I hope it won't happen with mine. However, my van is 10 years now and there are lots of small problems with it. I can drive it, but it shakes, the brakes are squealing and other issues, and I am worried about it for sure!
I'm sorry I can't remember the user name of the mama here who is about to have everything paid off, but I am so happy for you!
I'm still looking for a house...need to move, only can afford $650 in rent, but will likely have to spend $800 to get a decent and safe house. I've seen only a handful of houses like this, and they go so fast. Just lost the opportunity to rent another house. I need to have the cash on me when I see the house, and I don't carry cash at all. And once I add the rent to the untilities, I am really scared. I have a limited amount of money to use each month.
I do plan to babysit at least one baby to help with the money, and it should help us alot. My children have outgrown their clothing again...I mean literally. I just bought my son 2 pairs of jeans, and he had only 1 pair before that. He needs shoes, and has a hole in his only pair. My dd1 has grown fromm size 10 to size 14/16...and she is only age 10. Fortunately my dd2 can wear all of the clothing my dd1 has grown out of. That is a blessing indeed.
We are living with my parents, and my room is very cold at night. I can't afford to live here another winter. My room is often only 5 degrees warmer than the outside temps. Even with 8 blankets on my bed, I am still freezing.
If I stop moving my legs, I can't sleep, and yet I can't sleep for moving my legs!
The kids have warm rooms, so I am happy about that. My girls told me I could move into their room and put my bed on their floor. They are sweet, and don't realize that there is no room in their room for my bed.
I am worried going into the winter. I spent alot of time fanning the fire in the freezing basement last winter. I couldn't sleep for the heater in my room, because it dried out my nasil membranes, but if it wasn't on, my room would have been outside temps.
I hate to complain. I really am worried and unless we move, I don't know how I will manage, and if we move, it will be very very tight financially.
Sending warmth and good thoughts to all of you!
All three kids are sick, and I am just getting well. Right now I have 9 medicines on the counter, three of them are mine.