My journey to a debt free life

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  • foxglovesfoxgloves Forumite
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    You have been busy, OBL. I am now jealous of your bowl of cold water for feet. It is so hot that my ankles have gone a bit puffy, which only happens in extreme heat. I am looking forward to autumn, And winter. I am fine up to around 25 degrees, then I don't want to play any more!
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    "Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only the moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake".
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    milann said:
    Bowl of cold water for feet…..mmmmmm…….sounds a great idea 👍👍 guess what I’m going to do now 👍👍
    It's so lovely 😀today I have also filled a small spray bottle with water and put it in the fridge then I keep spraying myself with it and letting the water just dry on my skin,it does help to cool you down 😊
    Original Debt Owed Jan 18 = £17,630 Paid To Date = £4,316 Now Owed = £13,301.77
    Emergency Fund = £1000 Xmas savings = £800
    House Fund = £700
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    foxgloves said:
    You have been busy, OBL. I am now jealous of your bowl of cold water for feet. It is so hot that my ankles have gone a bit puffy, which only happens in extreme heat. I am looking forward to autumn, And winter. I am fine up to around 25 degrees, then I don't want to play any more!
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    My feet tend to burn even in cold weather especially at night,yesterday it was unbearable so I thought I would give it a go, it's really soothing and helps to cool your whole body. I might also put some Epsom salts in there as well 😊
    Original Debt Owed Jan 18 = £17,630 Paid To Date = £4,316 Now Owed = £13,301.77
    Emergency Fund = £1000 Xmas savings = £800
    House Fund = £700
  • OnebrokeladyOnebrokelady Forumite
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    Today I went to the vet which cost me £80 for the consult and two different antibiotics, the vet isn't sure what wrong with Babs but thinks it's a sore larynx, she said she is actually very healthy and her lungs are fine ,she is also a good weight so it's a mystery,she seems happy in herself. I now have to shove a tablet that is bigger than a paracetamol down her throat twice a day and syringe some liquid in once a day, I gave her some grapes after as a treat for being a good girl 😀

    I was actually late for my appointment because our bus service seemed to be non functional today so I decided as it was so hot I wouldn't go into town, all the things I needed can wait apart from some bits of food shopping and a birthday card but I am now going tomorrow instead .

    Today I took advantage of the sun and stripped the cushion covers off one of my settees where B tends to sleep,it has a throw on it but I like to try and wash it  a couple of times a year if I can. I also washed all the dog beds and blankets so now everything including the dog has had a wash and smells lovely,if I can I am going to do the second settee tomorrow when I get back from town.

    I have had progress on the house front today as well, I saw a l local handyman how came and did some work for my neighbour advertising on FB so I have arranged for him to come round and have a look at the stairway wall that needs painting, he is coming in the morning to see if it's doable. I did it myself last time but I was younger and less accident prone and the way I did it wasn't safe at all,I can't take that risk now so I'm hoping he can do it if not I will look for someone else

    I had a quote back from the second carpet company and it was almost the same so I am going with the original company, they have booked me in for the 25th and 26th of August so I have until then to finish the painting. Its all coming together at last 😀
    Original Debt Owed Jan 18 = £17,630 Paid To Date = £4,316 Now Owed = £13,301.77
    Emergency Fund = £1000 Xmas savings = £800
    House Fund = £700
  • Sun_AddictSun_Addict Forumite
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    Aw good news Babs is ok, bless her. Good to get someone to paint the stairway, not the safest place to paint yourself. All coming together with the flooring, will look fabulous when it’s done. We will need photos 😆
    Christmas Savings 2022 £81.13/£600
    Emergency Fund £6000/£10,000
    January NSD: 8/15
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    Aw good news Babs is ok, bless her. Good to get someone to paint the stairway, not the safest place to paint yourself. All coming together with the flooring, will look fabulous when it’s done. We will need photos 😆
    There will definitely be photos of the finished floors,it will be the first time in months I won't be ashamed of my carpets 😀
    I do have a photo of the laminate I've picked so will share that in the meantime,I've also got a photo of the carpet but it's on my phone and I can't seem to transfer it onto my iPad to share on here 🤷‍♀️
    Original Debt Owed Jan 18 = £17,630 Paid To Date = £4,316 Now Owed = £13,301.77
    Emergency Fund = £1000 Xmas savings = £800
    House Fund = £700
  • OnebrokeladyOnebrokelady Forumite
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    This is the colour laminate I have picked 😊
    Original Debt Owed Jan 18 = £17,630 Paid To Date = £4,316 Now Owed = £13,301.77
    Emergency Fund = £1000 Xmas savings = £800
    House Fund = £700
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    The other thing that helped make my mind up was chatting to me friend,she had her stiairs and upstairs landing carpeted and it cost her £900 🙀so I think my quote is fair for all the materials and two days of work 😊
    Original Debt Owed Jan 18 = £17,630 Paid To Date = £4,316 Now Owed = £13,301.77
    Emergency Fund = £1000 Xmas savings = £800
    House Fund = £700
  • Sun_AddictSun_Addict Forumite
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    I have that colour laminate in my living room and spare room. Goes with any colour scheme. 
    Christmas Savings 2022 £81.13/£600
    Emergency Fund £6000/£10,000
    January NSD: 8/15
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    I have that colour laminate in my living room and spare room. Goes with any colour scheme. 
    It's a lovely colour and has a 10 year guarantee,my colour scheme is all neutrals so it should look good 😁
    Original Debt Owed Jan 18 = £17,630 Paid To Date = £4,316 Now Owed = £13,301.77
    Emergency Fund = £1000 Xmas savings = £800
    House Fund = £700
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