Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
Page 1
    • yellowmonkey
    • By yellowmonkey 24th Apr 10, 7:46 AM
    • 6,931 Posts
    • 29,359 Thanks
    yellowmonkey
    • #2
    • 24th Apr 10, 7:46 AM
    • #2
    • 24th Apr 10, 7:46 AM
    Thanks Lurks


    • Pippilongstocking
    • By Pippilongstocking 24th Apr 10, 9:11 AM
    • 14,841 Posts
    • 97,477 Thanks
    Pippilongstocking
    • #3
    • 24th Apr 10, 9:11 AM
    • #3
    • 24th Apr 10, 9:11 AM
    Good morning all happy new thread - db I see u were up late- all ok now?
    Overdraft 1 £1000/£100, Overdraft 2 £1000/£0, Credit Card 1 £1044.93/£0, Credit Card 2 £2710.57/2160
    Total Debt as of 6/8/2017 £5755.40 eek: total debt 24/9 £4060 PAID off £1695.40
    :
    • jo1972
    • By jo1972 24th Apr 10, 9:43 AM
    • 8,834 Posts
    • 66,272 Thanks
    jo1972
    • #4
    • 24th Apr 10, 9:43 AM
    • #4
    • 24th Apr 10, 9:43 AM
    Ooooh, what a great idea Lurks, a new shiney thread!!

    This one is gonna bring me luck, lucky number 7 and all that...
    DFW Nerd no. 496 - Proud to be dealing with my debts!!
  • DecemberBaby
    • #5
    • 24th Apr 10, 10:03 AM
    • #5
    • 24th Apr 10, 10:03 AM
    Morning all.

    Thanks for the new thread lurky.

    Fay all back home now thanks. Got to bed at 3:30

    Sipping a lemsip and feeling poorly this morning.

    DB x

  • Lurkio
    • #6
    • 24th Apr 10, 10:15 AM
    • #6
    • 24th Apr 10, 10:15 AM
    Ooooh, what a great idea Lurks, a new shiney thread!!
    Originally posted by jo1972
    Who's a Little Miss Sarky-Knickers this morning....


    Neigh, neigh, and thrice neigh
  • Bismarck
    • #7
    • 24th Apr 10, 11:11 AM
    • #7
    • 24th Apr 10, 11:11 AM
    Seems unfair, I'm away for a fortnight and I get to join this sparkly little thing almsot at the beginning....I am not worthy!

    take care all!

    have a grand weekend...Bis
    For what I've done...I start again...And whatever pain may come ...Today this ends... I'm forgiving what I've done -AF since June 2007
    • jo1972
    • By jo1972 24th Apr 10, 11:27 AM
    • 8,834 Posts
    • 66,272 Thanks
    jo1972
    • #8
    • 24th Apr 10, 11:27 AM
    • #8
    • 24th Apr 10, 11:27 AM
    Bis, you got back just at the right time!!

    Having a terrible day so far, well it all actually started yesterday when my car unfortunately passed away

    I have now discovered that my AA membership lapsed....a week ago!!!

    They want £139 to give me Roadside and a one off home start just for today, or £180 for the roadside and a subscription to home start.

    Problem is in my purse I have 24p

    And the very most irritating thing ever is that I can get roadside and home start online for £70 odd quid with £40 cashback on quidco.

    And so because of this I refuse to pay the £140 (which I don't have anyway).

    I am now on a mission

    I have decided to find a cheap local mechanic to have a look and 'hopefully' get it going, then I shall be driving it to the nearest silver Vauxhall Astra that will take my car as part exchange and do a swop. I miss my old Astra, it's a man's car and I never got grief from van drivers

    So, where do I find someone that is good a tinkering under the bonnet?
    DFW Nerd no. 496 - Proud to be dealing with my debts!!
  • Lurkio
    • #9
    • 24th Apr 10, 11:41 AM
    • #9
    • 24th Apr 10, 11:41 AM

    So, where do I find someone that is good a tinkering under the bonnet?
    Originally posted by jo1972


    Neigh, neigh, and thrice neigh
  • Lurkio
    Seems unfair, I'm away for a fortnight and I get to join this sparkly little thing almsot at the beginning....I am not worthy!

    take care all!

    have a grand weekend...Bis
    Originally posted by Bismarck
    No - you really are!


    Neigh, neigh, and thrice neigh
    • yellowmonkey
    • By yellowmonkey 24th Apr 10, 11:43 AM
    • 6,931 Posts
    • 29,359 Thanks
    yellowmonkey
    So, where do I find someone that is good a tinkering under the bonnet?
    Originally posted by jo1972
    Sorry to hear about car Jo but I understand less about cars than I do about women


    • jo1972
    • By jo1972 24th Apr 10, 11:48 AM
    • 8,834 Posts
    • 66,272 Thanks
    jo1972
    Sorry to hear about car Jo but I understand less about cars than I do about women
    Originally posted by yellowmonkey
    Oooh that really is bad YM!

    I feel so lost cos I have no idea how to get the thing going with minimum cost. I have sought out a handful of potential silver Astras that could be mine, if only I could get this thing working.

    Knowing my luck, it's got a fatal problem and I won't be able to part exchange at all without paying out a couple of grand which means I'll have to keep the thing *rolleyes*

    HELP!!!!

    Do we have a car problem forum on here?
    DFW Nerd no. 496 - Proud to be dealing with my debts!!
  • Lurkio
    Here you go

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=70


    Neigh, neigh, and thrice neigh
  • Marru
    Hello!!!

    Lurks
    - thank you for new shiny thread!

    Jo - sorry about the car

    Have a good Saturday everyone - I need to go to feed the troops but will catch up later.

    Byeee....
    "Everything will be alright in the end. If it's not alright, it's not the end."


  • SimIsOnTheUp
    Hiya guys,

    Hope you are all well.

    I feel terrible.

    In bed, after drinking all day and night yesterday, going around the pubs on my own.

    This is embarrassing to admit -

    I feel so lonely.

    I have no friends.

    My one remaining mate, P, is also an alcoholic, and he seems to want me to continue drinking. No surprise there..

    Yesterday, I finished things with M, my girlfriend. It was awful.

    I wasn't / am not in love with her, and it wasn't fair to either of us.

    M and I, walked into town together, as I'd promised to repay her the £40 I'd wasted on booze, on Wednesday. We got to the cashpoint, and I paid her back.

    I still haven't posted that jacket (which I sold to a guy in Canada, 9 days ago on Ebay).. and I'm worried he'll have a change of heart / leave negative feedback /it's obviously not right - I need to get it posted, but it'll have to be Monday, as I can barely walk.

    It's also gonna be either £25 / 40 depending on the weight, to post by Airsure, and I can't afford it now cos of drinking again yesterday.

    More than this, I'm worried M is gonna do something daft.

    She was hysterical yesterday, and said "You make me want to kill myself" :-/

    Didn't know what to say.

    I had a weird fit type thing in the night. Had it before when I've been drinking, and it's got worse. Keep having that strange, out of body sensation too.

    My life is empty and pointless guys.

    Like I said before, I have no friends now, due to drinking mostly alone, these past 10 years.

    In 2000, my then Girlfriend of 5 years, K, walked out on me.

    I deserved it.

    I cheated on her, when drunk, several times, and then once, when hammered, I pushed her very hard.

    Keep dreaming about this still, and wish I could make itu
    up to her, and say sorry.
    K was - is - an Angel. She's smart, funny, beautiful, kind, caring, so loving, and she never deserved what I did to her when drunk.

    Guess what? - Now I can't stop drinking..

    She's with a guy now, and has a baby.

    Strange emotions with this..

    Our mutual friends, now pretty much don't bother with me, and I miss them so much.

    Can't stop crying.

    Don't think I've ever felt so alone in my entire life.

    Earlier today, I even considered getting on a train to a nearby city, and selling my iPhone to 'CEX'.. Yep, to raise more money for booze..

    Over the past 18 months, I've sold 3 other iPhones, and my laptop, all to raise money for drink. Becaus of this, I'm now in heavy debt..

    Madness.

    I had a word with myself, and while I'm still craving a drink now, it's lessened, and I won't be going out / won't be selling my phone.

    Guys and gals, I'm 36, and I seem to have lost my life! *nervous, false laugh*

    I was on Facebook (have since deactivated it) but it hurt immensely seeing old friends live their lives, happily, with girlfriends or wives and children.. careers.

    I don't know where to start.

    Sorry if this all sounds negative, hopeless and full to the brim with sadness, and self pity, but it's how I feel.

    Thanks,

    Sim x
    Last edited by SimIsOnTheUp; 24-04-2010 at 12:49 PM.
    • maz1964
    • By maz1964 24th Apr 10, 12:50 PM
    • 876 Posts
    • 2,828 Thanks
    maz1964
    Bis, you got back just at the right time!!

    Having a terrible day so far, well it all actually started yesterday when my car unfortunately passed away

    I have now discovered that my AA membership lapsed....a week ago!!!

    They want £139 to give me Roadside and a one off home start just for today, or £180 for the roadside and a subscription to home start.

    Problem is in my purse I have 24p

    And the very most irritating thing ever is that I can get roadside and home start online for £70 odd quid with £40 cashback on quidco.

    And so because of this I refuse to pay the £140 (which I don't have anyway).

    I am now on a mission

    I have decided to find a cheap local mechanic to have a look and 'hopefully' get it going, then I shall be driving it to the nearest silver Vauxhall Astra that will take my car as part exchange and do a swop. I miss my old Astra, it's a man's car and I never got grief from van drivers

    So, where do I find someone that is good a tinkering under the bonnet?
    Originally posted by jo1972

    hiya sorry to hear of your problems, just a silly question perhaps, but do you hold say a bank account that includes the aa or rac as part of your account options?? maybe you didnt realise you have such a service or incase your own insurance worth ringing them to see if they have included it with your ins and you were not possibly aware??

    if not if you are in the midlands my hubby knows lots about cars if you havent found anyone, otherwise only other thing i can think of is any friends can recommend anyone they normally use?/

    hope you get it sorted good luck and if we can help send me a pm

    have a sunny day all maz
    Sealed Pot Challenge member 1525

    "Knowledge is the Power to get Debt Free"

    Truecall device, stops all the unneccesary phone calls - my sanity has been restored and the peace in the house is truely priceless!
  • SimIsOnTheUp
    On a lighter note - I wouldn't advise, playing Elton John's 'I Want Love, when feeling like this!

    It sums up how I feel right now though.

    Not very manly to admit, feeling lonely :-/

    Does anyone else on here, feel this way?

    It's times like this, when I miss my Mum and Nan.

    Mum died in '96. She was 45, and had cancer.

    Nan died in '99; from Emphysima related illness.

    God, to have them back.

    Can't stop these tears.

    Cheers,

    Sim x
  • SimIsOnTheUp
    Jo, sorry to hear about your grief with your car.

    Hope you are able to get it sorted.

    Sim x
  • Bismarck

    Not very manly to admit, feeling lonely :-/

    Does anyone else on here, feel this way?

    It's times like this, when I miss my Mum and Nan.
    Originally posted by SimIsOnTheUp
    Couldn't bear to not reply.

    I think you know you have t ostop.

    Just try a day at a time. Nothing else. Be the person you wer when you started the relationships that made you happy.

    It's not over til it's over.

    Keep on fighting - the fact you've come on here shows that you want to change.

    Do it. For yourself. I used to think booze made it all better. IT made a whole lot of things a lot worse and clouded the way out of the mess I'd made.

    I'm still fixing things. You can too.

    Take care.

    Bis
    For what I've done...I start again...And whatever pain may come ...Today this ends... I'm forgiving what I've done -AF since June 2007
    • jo1972
    • By jo1972 24th Apr 10, 1:25 PM
    • 8,834 Posts
    • 66,272 Thanks
    jo1972
    hiya sorry to hear of your problems, just a silly question perhaps, but do you hold say a bank account that includes the aa or rac as part of your account options?? maybe you didnt realise you have such a service or incase your own insurance worth ringing them to see if they have included it with your ins and you were not possibly aware??

    if not if you are in the midlands my hubby knows lots about cars if you havent found anyone, otherwise only other thing i can think of is any friends can recommend anyone they normally use?/

    hope you get it sorted good luck and if we can help send me a pm

    have a sunny day all maz
    Originally posted by maz1964
    Thank you for the message Maz

    I'm in London

    Unfortunately because I need to use the service now I can't just renew my policy without paying a penalty (or what ever they call it) which is about £40 extra. The only other thing would be to take out a policy and leave the car sat there for a week, then call them. I need the car today though

    Thanks though xxx

    Hugs to you Sim, I'm not in a good place either, so unable to advise xxx
    DFW Nerd no. 496 - Proud to be dealing with my debts!!
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

2,399Posts Today

7,734Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • Common question, but actually its pretty meaningless - the amount to govt is arbitrary - i explain why here...? https://t.co/W6NFlmztaV

  • RT @avantiproperty: @MartinSLewis You've got too much time on your hands.

  • Today's Twitter poll: Bit out of no where this one. If you wear a watch which wrist is it on...

  • Follow Martin