thanks for the advice about not spending dd's savings. i've decided to hold onto it and kind of think of it as sort of EF money, hoping that in the future i would be able to repay it much more easily. i'm still keeping it in a separate envelope so i'm not totally thinking of it as EF, but without it my EF is $42. i guess it's a start!
another medical bill showed up yesterday, bringing my grand total to about $2450. *sigh* that's a lot of months at $5/month for 3-4 of them and $20/month for 2 of them. i created a chart in excel so that i can see the EF go up and the debt go down in an effort to keep my motivation up.
i'm also not going to take any extra shifts at the central office for 2 reasons: (1) getting sick 3 times over the past 2 months since starting this job has wrecked my progress with my adrenal fatigue and i am back to being bedridden much of the time, and (2) they had flu circulating there last week (5 teachers out on 1 day with flu) and i do NOT, NOT, NOT need another round of anything! i have been fighting on/off some kind of cough thing for about the past 8 days and i'm hoping that it will just go away permanently. meanwhile, i've decided that i need to go ahead and get my adrenal fatigue supplements because just taking the isocort is not helping me recover. i guess i'll just have to think of that $ spent as an investment in the future and try not to let it stress me.