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25/04/2013 at 12:27
We have been struggling money wise for ages and it was getting scary. We have a lot of money tied up in our house bout because hard times meant our credit rating had taken a knock the banks wouldn't help. Our kitchen was riddled with damp so we had to replace it but the repayments were crippling Us. We were right into our over draught so being charged loads, all this meant we just couldn't manage. We were going to downsize to free up cash to pay it all off. Fil found out anwants not impressed we didn't ask for help. He gave us a check that cleared today to pay off the debts that were crippling us. It doesn't sit too easily with me, I'd have preferred sort it ourselves but I am very great full. H has also been offered a new job that is far better pay and more of what he likes doing and he starts Monday. It's subcontracting so fingers crossed it lasts, but for now we are in a far better place. Phew.
so how is everyone, Belle how's the job? I think everyone has holidays coming up too, so to where and when. What's going on GeForce everyone? How's Qi? Any sign of Beez?
25/04/2013 at 12:37
Oh QS money worries are awful. The cheque may not sit right with you but it's the best thing to do to clear your debts - you'll be able to pay back FIL when things are better and he won't be charging you tons of interest.
Great new on Hs job! That's brill.
AFM - well my sister split with her partner and he kicked her and the kids out so she ended up staying with us as she had nowehere else to go. This happened the first week of my new job so whilst the job is going well it's only really now I'm adjuesting to a new routine. It's hard. I'm really missing Louie. Like really missing him. I get 30mins of an evening with him at best, he's tired & grouchy or the girls are fighting for my attention too. It's tough and actually upsetting me. I know things will settle and we're all trying to find our feet but it does suck big ones. Sister has moved out now so we're resettling, H and L having tons of fun on their days together. On top of this my eldest SD has come back to live with us so we're trying to find the best sleep solution for their bedroom.
It's all go I tell ya!
Oh Lovely, what a stressful situation. Glad you got things sorted though.
Beez popped up on a thread on Hitched, but not seen her here for ages.
25/04/2013 at 12:50
Money worries are horrible. We've got them as well, we are in so much debt, we are really trying to be good but its not easy. Once we get into the zone of not just spending then we do well but its sticking to it that's the problem.
Come September H gets a £7k payrise which should help us out but September is a long way away.
Glad your FIL helped you and your sorted. I need a Fairy Godmother to come and help me out.
Not much going on with me, same old.
I haven't seen Beez for ages.
25/04/2013 at 12:52
SW September is only 19 weeks away. Be here sooner than you think.
25/04/2013 at 12:53
Money worries are the pits. So frustrating how we are sat on money in the house yet banks would see us go under. Belle, your a Wonder Woman I swear. I saw about your sd, and honestly from what you say she has one top roll model in you. Glad you have your house back to yourselves even if there is still stuff to sort at least your time and space is your own. I get you on your time with L, nothing hits me harder than feeling I'm missing out or not getting the best out of my time with the boys. You can get that balance now, give it a week or two now your settled. And fingers crossed for better weather so you can make the most of your weekends. Chin up gal! It will all come together and you will be far better off for it.
Hope you and your boys are good AK, I couldn't believe the pic you put of J on Bt a while ago, soooo grown up!
25/04/2013 at 12:59
Spending was down to real nessesities here and I'm keeping it that way. The washing machine broke too and it's only now 2 weeks on we can replace it, il never complain about washing again. That pay rise will be such a help I'm sure, it's just as you say getting there isn't it. It's the amount of debt it takes and the damage it does but September is so close. Have you got your holiday soon. We haven't been away for years, I will feel like we can't now till fil is payed back although I know he wouldn't see it that way.
I suppose not when you put it like that Belle.
25/04/2013 at 13:00
Five pay days Sw.
25/04/2013 at 13:32
Even better way of looking at is QS!
Ahhh thanks, I'm far from wonder woman but I do my best for my lot. I love having G back with us too - didn't realise hopw much I missed her. H is over the moon, his got both his girls, his son and me. Like a pig in sh!t.
25/04/2013 at 13:35
Fab news on H job! money is a horrible worry, I think I will always be a worrier when it comes to that! xxx
25/04/2013 at 13:44
Belle it may be a struggle but you sound so happy and maternal over them that it will always be worth it. Piece of mind is priceless and you have done the best by everyone.
Could you have scope to convert the loft, if not I'd have no qualms over blocking a window with a bed, we may do this for S when he is older to give him more space with a high sleeper.
25/04/2013 at 13:48
No, one we don't have the funds and two we've never been up there! Well only once. The hatch is in a dangerous place and moving that would mean moving the staircase and that would mean losing floor space in a bedroom. Our 3 bed home we bought 7yeras ago is simply too small for us now.
I've found some shorty bunks in Argos we are looking at to go against the back wall in their room, I need to measure it all up tonight. Want it done this weekend.
25/04/2013 at 13:52
Hiya QS, where you been, glad all everything is falling into place
25/04/2013 at 14:01
God no too much messing then belle.
Kel I've been in a corner sulking an feeling sorry for myself, I'm out of it now though!
25/04/2013 at 14:06
Ha, I do that as well, you should have came back and sulked on here x
25/04/2013 at 14:34
Afternoon all! Sorry to hear about all the money problems everyone is having, must get really stressful. Fab payrise you H has got there SW!! x
I'm plodding along, I feel bad for moaning really because things are generally ok. Had my docs appointment this morning about my overactive thyroid - she's prescribed me carbimazole and I've got to go back in a month for another prescription then another blood test to see if the tablets are working. She's also referred me to the hospital, but it could be up to 6 weeks for the appointment. I asked about TTCing while on the tablets but she didn't know and said to ask the specialist when I see him, so it doesn't look like I'll be having my coil taken out next month like I'd planned (also due a smear so thought I'd do both at the same time) and still no idea whether it's going to happen or not.
25/04/2013 at 14:51
I didn't want you all to see my titty lip. Tbh It was the first time I've been worried for ages so I had to just get my head down n deal with it iyswim.
Sorry to hear about the thyroid problem Deedee, I'm sure as soon as they havey have you on the right level of medication you will be able to ttc. Still have the coil out and the smear then you are heading in the right direction. Your C is bloody gorgeous I don't blame you wanting another!
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