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Why Walk When You Can Fly

edited 11 September 2018 at 11:18AM in Debt Free Diaries
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  • Purplemumof2Purplemumof2 Forumite
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    September isn't going the way I planned :mad:

    The washer broke at the weekend, to be fair it had been going for about a year, we swapped it for the one that the previous owners left us but forgot that the motor on that didn't work. So we headed down to the local appliance store and bought a new one....£309.99 added to the BC (needs rolls eyes emoji!!) This has made me even more determined now that we need to get the pots going.

    I'm treating the Washer as a separate thing to the £40 remaining on there.

    DS is being a pain with school and doesn't seem to get it that this year and next are crucial to his future (again needs rolls eyes emoji!)

    DH is going all out to get another job now he's resigned, he's given them until the end of October, so he's been quite generous as they could've just told him that they want the 4 weeks. Keeping fingers crossed that he gets a result sooner rather than later.
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    Hope things improve for you soon purple, it always seems to all happen at once! Hope DS settles as well.
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    Sorry to hear about all the ups and downs, hope DH finds a job soon that makes him happy and ds improves at school.

    What a pain about the washing machine, such a vital thing to have, I need to do the same and have a pot for these essentials - it's going to happen one day!

    Hope things get better soon, H x
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  • Purplemumof2Purplemumof2 Forumite
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    How about a walking challenge? Like the Three Peaks? Our local one is Ten Tors. I'm not sure when they're held though so the timeline may not suit. Just a thought.
    How about a bike ride? Would that fit in with your back injury?

    Just seen these...thank you for the suggestions :)

    On the MIND website, there is Snowdonia at Night challenge but it's in May...I am tempted to do it as it looks like a great thing to do, I know it isn't near my dads birthday though but I don't think he'd mind.
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  • Purplemumof2Purplemumof2 Forumite
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    Afternoon,

    There's not much to report but thought I'd pop on.

    DH is in full 'new job hunt' mode and has a few interviews lined up, he's a bit annoyed as a few supposed friends that said to keep in touch when looking for a new job have totally ignored his calls/texts. His present company have gone 'silent' on him and left him in limbo.
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    Snowdonia at night sounds brilliant. Bad news about the washer but you can't manage without one.

    I hope DS settles down at school (it's an age and hormone thing) and DH gets a new job soon. It's a worrying time for you all.
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    Just seen these...thank you for the suggestions :)

    On the MIND website, there is Snowdonia at Night challenge but it's in May...I am tempted to do it as it looks like a great thing to do, I know it isn't near my dads birthday though but I don't think he'd mind.

    Snowdonia at night sounds good but it's so beautiful it would be a shame not to do it during the day.

    Plus if it's dark, you might fall off....
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    So annoying when people don't step up when they said they would, hope dh gets some success soon x

    Snowdonia is beautiful anyway but at night it's a shame you wouldn't get the views, I'm lucky to live not far away it really is stunning but best to explore the quiet bits.

    H x
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  • Purplemumof2Purplemumof2 Forumite
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    DMP_Tiger wrote: »
    Snowdonia at night sounds good but it's so beautiful it would be a shame not to do it during the day.

    Plus if it's dark, you might fall off....

    Snowdonia is gorgeous, before the kids we went up there a few times.

    Not much chance of falling off, the challenge says that there is at least 40-70 spaces and lots of guides and pit stops along the way.
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    Just spoken to DH and he has reached an agreement with the company that if he gets a certain project to a certain point then they will honour any commission due on that project when he leaves. They know that this project is in the stink and he has the information to sort it. We will see come November IF they do actually honour the payment.

    Capital One card paid with DH's expenses.

    I think that I have got the beginning of DD's cold, don't feel poo but definitely feel a bit bunged up.
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