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    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 27th Jan 18, 9:50 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Things can only get better
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    • 27th Jan 18, 9:50 PM
    Things can only get better 27th Jan 18 at 9:50 PM
    Unbelievably my very long running diary of 5 years seems to have been deleted Not happy about this to say the least

    Not sure what to do about it. Need my diary to keep me sane and on track.

    Had to swiftly come up with a new title, had been meaning to start a new diary but not this way.

    Anyway, in brief for those who don't know, my life changed drastically 5 years ago when my OH got Lymphoma in his brain, nearly lost his life but miraculously survived, although he has permanent brain damage and is disabled. So we lost his wage and I'm now the sole breadwinner. At its highest debt was around £5k but paid off thankfully.

    I try to keep as normal a life as I can.

    Still really angry my old diary has gone
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £153.08
    Jan NSDs 4 Feb AFDs 1
    Weight loss 4/10LBS Emergency Fund £2000/£10,000
    April holiday £0/£900
    Dining room fund £150
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    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 4th Feb 18, 7:28 PM
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    Sun Addict
    I am shattered! Been stripping wallpaper for the best part of the day. All done now but the walls will need re-plastering. Loads of plaster came off with the wallpaper. Mr SA thought he'd be able to patch it up but it would look awful. Anyway he's going to ring the plasterer tomorrow.

    Not even done my meal plan or finances.

    Hello cherry fudge

    Abba - I was one of the members who trialled flex last year before it was rolled out. I like it but if you don't like the new zero points foods it's a lot less points to get used to. It's only just clicked in with me to be honest. Don't give up though, we've had some good results in our class.

    Anyway dinner is ready will be back later.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £153.08
    Jan NSDs 4 Feb AFDs 1
    Weight loss 4/10LBS Emergency Fund £2000/£10,000
    April holiday £0/£900
    Dining room fund £150
    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 4th Feb 18, 11:43 PM
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    Buffythedebtslayer
    Oh my GOD SA!

    I thought you had gone forever! !!!!!! this missing diaries lark.

    so glad to have found you. And so happy to read about you going for the promotion. Excellent

    XXXX
    Penny a day Challenge, Frugal living challenge, £1 a day challenge, VSP challenge, Sealed Pot Challenge.
    • milann
    • By milann 5th Feb 18, 5:03 PM
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    milann
    Good luck with the promotion - I know you said Mr SA used to be like that before his illness but is it worse no he no longer works and he resents you working.... Think I'd be all the more determined to go for it too.

    You must miss your old pre-illness life, not having 'adult, meaningful' discussion must be tough. My friend has had her partner recently diognosed with dementia and it's what she misses most. We were chatting about it last week, i thought of you....
    • Sayschezza
    • By Sayschezza 5th Feb 18, 5:47 PM
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    Sayschezza
    It!!!8217;s not easy having sole responsibility of everything is it.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Feb 18, 7:46 PM
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    beanielou
    Hope you had a good MOnday.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 5th Feb 18, 8:23 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    I hope you've had a good day SA.

    It's a shame about your bumpy walls but new plaster always looks lovely. Which room are you working on now?
    My Diary http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5716867
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build an Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Then save up for repairs to the house.
    Emergency Fund 1 = £818/Emergency Fund 2 = £0/Loss of Income Fund £0
    • Seasidegal58
    • By Seasidegal58 5th Feb 18, 8:35 PM
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    Seasidegal58

    Can't believe Mr SA is still going on about it. It's the last time I tell him anything. I can't seem to get through to him I'll be working in exactly the same place just getting more money. It's just made me more determined to put in an application.
    Originally posted by Sun Addict
    I know it!!!8217;s not what you should do between partners but I think in this case a white lie is in order. If he goes on about the promotion again just tell him you!!!8217;re not bothering after all. If you do get the promotion it!!!8217;s not going to change the mechanics of your working day that much by what you have said so your day will still sound the same when you chat to him about it. Of course the money will go up - you can perhaps pay this straight into your pension at work or I!!!8217;m sure you will know exactly what to do with it. Perhaps it!!!8217;s best he doesn!!!8217;t know - he will just fixate on it and want to buy weird things......

    Re the stripping the walls - anaglypta was created in the seventh circle of Hell.......
    Finally Debt Free! - July 2016
    Finished Emergency Fund- £10,000 April 2017

    Next Scrimpy Goal - Save for New Kitchen!
    My diary: “Paid off the £31,0000! BUT- still scrimping!”
    • redofromstart
    • By redofromstart 5th Feb 18, 9:07 PM
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    redofromstart
    Re the stripping the walls - anaglypta was created in the seventh circle of Hell.......
    Originally posted by Seasidegal58
    So true. That's why it is resistant to fire.
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 5th Feb 18, 9:19 PM
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    Sun Addict
    That's Monday done - again!

    I've not got any further with the job application, just too busy at work today, deadline is next week so need to get cracking. No doubt there'll be loads of competition but I can't let it put me off.

    Small spend of £6.29 in Lidl on fresh stuff. AFD 1 of February. Went to the gym at lunchtime even though I didn't feel like it.

    Mr SA rang the plasterer and he can fit us in next week. Cost will be £330. Luckily Mr SA's money and DD's board comes in next week so will be do-able with a bit of budget shuffling.

    Hope everyone has had a good day.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £153.08
    Jan NSDs 4 Feb AFDs 1
    Weight loss 4/10LBS Emergency Fund £2000/£10,000
    April holiday £0/£900
    Dining room fund £150
    • milann
    • By milann 6th Feb 18, 4:14 PM
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    milann
    Plastering will be well worth it... but the mess when we the hall and landing done last year.....
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 6th Feb 18, 9:16 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Quick update before I fall asleep!

    Am exhausted today. Work has been super manic, last minute panics/hitches with huge event I'm involved in organising taking place tomorrow, total nightmare. Plus tight deadlines with normal work. Will be glad when this week is over.

    Went to the gym again at lunchtime, felt good to run off the work stress.

    Mr SA has broke his phone charger and has somehow blamed it on me, trying to say I hoovered it up!!! Looking at it, I'd say he trod on it. Luckily have got a replacement from eBay for less than £3 as he was making noises about a new phone!

    We had some snow this morning but appeared to only be on our road, turned the corner on to the main road and there was no sign of it!

    I'm afraid I've broken my AFD tonight by having a glass of wine, much needed to switch off tonight!
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £153.08
    Jan NSDs 4 Feb AFDs 1
    Weight loss 4/10LBS Emergency Fund £2000/£10,000
    April holiday £0/£900
    Dining room fund £150
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 6th Feb 18, 9:23 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    Hoovered it up . Well done on finding a new one so cheaply.

    I don't blame you for falling off the wagon .
    My Diary http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5716867
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build an Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Then save up for repairs to the house.
    Emergency Fund 1 = £818/Emergency Fund 2 = £0/Loss of Income Fund £0
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Feb 18, 9:26 PM
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    beanielou
    No wonder you need wine.
    As I have said before I dont know how you do it.
    Hope tomorrow goes well xx
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 7th Feb 18, 6:32 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    Most of the diaries are back but I can't find your old one SA. I hope yours comes back too.
    My Diary http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5716867
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build an Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Then save up for repairs to the house.
    Emergency Fund 1 = £818/Emergency Fund 2 = £0/Loss of Income Fund £0
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Feb 18, 6:34 PM
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    beanielou
    Most of the diaries are back but I can't find your old one SA. I hope yours comes back too.
    Originally posted by HairyHandofDartmoor
    So do I
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.*** ***Keep plodding***
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 7th Feb 18, 6:35 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    Hope today went well Xx
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 12:60
    Lbs lost 14/107.
    Savings for Florida £82.90/£1000
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 7th Feb 18, 6:35 PM
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    UncannyScot
    Most of the diaries are back but I can't find your old one SA. I hope yours comes back too.
    Originally posted by HairyHandofDartmoor

    So do I

    And so do I
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 7th Feb 18, 6:39 PM
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    maddiemay
    I also hope that yours will be back soon.
    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 7th Feb 18, 8:02 PM
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    Cherryfudge
    I've been keeping my eyes open for your other diary too - hopefully they are just working their way through the list and have stopped for tea.
    • brizzledfw
    • By brizzledfw 7th Feb 18, 8:19 PM
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    brizzledfw
    I've been keeping my eyes open for your other diary too - hopefully they are just working their way through the list and have stopped for tea.
    Originally posted by Cherryfudge
    Yes...I hope the tea break is short an all...

    Hope your event went well SA and you got lots of praise for a job well done
    MFiT-T4 Member No. 96 - 2022 is my MF goal
    Winter 17/18 Savings Rate Goal: 25% [October 30%]
    Declutter 60 items before 28.02.18 xx/60 ** LSDs Target 10 for Feb xx/10 **AFDs xx/15 ** Sales Target 2018 xx/£500 NSDs Target 10 for Winter xx/10 Trying to be a Frugalista
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