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    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 27th Jan 18, 8:50 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Things can only get better
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    • 27th Jan 18, 8:50 PM
    Things can only get better 27th Jan 18 at 8:50 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
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  • archived user
    It's such a shame nobody let you know about the funeral , he was your dad as well after all. There is nothing stranger than folk .

    Well done on going back to the gym straightaway. Boo to having to buy new trainers .
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 15th Oct 18, 7:28 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    Sorry about missing the funeral and getting one wet foot.

    You sound as if you enjoyed being back at work.
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = 58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    EMERGENCY FUND 1 = 4,105/5,000. EMERGENCY FUND 2 = 2,005/5,000.
    CHRISTMAS SAVINGS = 129.37/500
    PREMIUM BONDS ME = 100. PREMIUM BONDS DH = 50
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 15th Oct 18, 7:40 PM
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    beanielou
    Yes, it would have been nice to be invited

    Sketchers for 24 quid sound good to me

    Take care xx
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 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***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 16th Oct 18, 8:01 PM
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    Sun Addict
    That's Tuesday done

    Yoga this afternoon and an AFD

    Seem to be spending money hand over fist at the moment, need to take back control. Mr SA is pestering for some trousers he saw advertised in a newspaper when we were on holiday. I'm sure he thinks we have a never ending supply of money.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2019 317.17
    Emergency Fund 3260/10,000
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Oct 18, 8:12 PM
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    beanielou
    Does Mr SA need trousers
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 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***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 16th Oct 18, 8:24 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    Can't Mr SA use his own money for the trousers? Hope you enjoyed yoga. I've found some Barbara Currie dvds on YouTube which I'm keen to try.
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = 58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    EMERGENCY FUND 1 = 4,105/5,000. EMERGENCY FUND 2 = 2,005/5,000.
    CHRISTMAS SAVINGS = 129.37/500
    PREMIUM BONDS ME = 100. PREMIUM BONDS DH = 50
    • milann
    • By milann 19th Oct 18, 7:21 PM
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    milann
    Sorry you missed the funeral - so inconsiderate of them not telling you so that you could choose how to say goodbye.

    Trainers sound a bargain.

    Have a good weekend
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 19th Oct 18, 7:32 PM
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    Hooray it's Friday

    That was a very quick week!

    Shattered! Been AWOL a couple of days - fed up of computers at work, needed a break from them. When you're on them all day sometimes you have to stay away at night.

    Still aching from Pilates on Wednesday, it hurts when I cough.

    Courtesy of FB I found out my dad's ashes were scattered today - on his birthday.

    Need to look at finances this weekend, not sure where I am with them.

    Beanie - no Mr SA doesn't need trousers!

    Went for a drink at lunchtime with my work friend, lovely to have a catch up.

    No particular plans for the weekend other than WW tomorrow morning. Thank goodness.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2019 317.17
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    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 19th Oct 18, 7:54 PM
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    Sorry you weren't included in any of the things relating to your dad's death.

    I was aching for two days after my last Pilates session, it can be brutal .

    Have a good rest tonight.
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = 58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    EMERGENCY FUND 1 = 4,105/5,000. EMERGENCY FUND 2 = 2,005/5,000.
    CHRISTMAS SAVINGS = 129.37/500
    PREMIUM BONDS ME = 100. PREMIUM BONDS DH = 50
    • Buffythedebtslayer
    • By Buffythedebtslayer 19th Oct 18, 8:38 PM
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    Buffythedebtslayer
    Really sorry to read about your Dad SA, it is a weird one that is for sure. I don't know what to say.

    Life is so weird.

    Big love XXXX
    Sealed Pot 12 - 008, 365, 1p a day, 1%, 100 days, Saving to be out of debt!
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    So very sad that you were left out SA and had to find out via FB . As buffy says life is weird.

    Have a good weekend .
    • milann
    • By milann 20th Oct 18, 8:10 PM
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    milann
    Have a good weekend - hope you are managing to sleep with all that is going on. Remember to look after you too
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 20th Oct 18, 8:16 PM
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    beanielou
    Hope that you are having a good weekend
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 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***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 21st Oct 18, 12:42 AM
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    Sun Addict
    Currently waiting for an ambulance. Mr SA had a fall in the shower about 11pm and has been stuck in the bath ever since. DD had to kick the door down and although we tried we couldn't get him up. Called 111 and they're sending an ambulance.

    I knew it was going to be one of evenings when the dog was sick on the sofa.

    I fell asleep after the X factor and woke up to find the stairs covered in diarrhoea. Followed the trail to the bathroom to find the door locked and Mr SA shouting for help

    I am so tired, trying hard to stay awake, ambulance could take up to two hours!
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    • Chrystal
    • By Chrystal 21st Oct 18, 2:04 AM
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    Hope everything is OK and the ambulance has got there by now.
    You must be so bl00dy fed up. ((hugs))
    I Believe.....
    That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others.
    Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 21st Oct 18, 2:24 AM
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    Still waiting for the ambulance Chased it up but they are busy with life threatening situations and can't say how much longer they'll be. Mr SA is wet as the shower randomly keeps dripping on him. I've put some towels behind him but he can't lift himself up enough to put anything underneath him. He's hurt his back and laying in the bath isn't helping.

    I am so fed up and so tired
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    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 21st Oct 18, 3:48 AM
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    Still waiting He keeps hassling me to ring them back but I can't see it'll do any good, they said they'll send one as they can. I keep trying different things to get him up but he's just not strong enough to help and he's so heavy. Even between DD and I we couldn't lift him and she's nearly as big as him If it gets much later he's going to ring his sister then they can come and help.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2019 317.17
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    SA what a situation, I hope you have help now and that Mr SA is ok.
    • enthusiasticsaver
    • By enthusiasticsaver 21st Oct 18, 6:29 AM
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    Oh dear SA. Hope you have got some help by now?
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    • pennywisepoundstupid
    • By pennywisepoundstupid 21st Oct 18, 7:04 AM
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    Oh SA I'm so sorry your going through this, sending you hugs xx.
    Be mindful of your self-talk. It's a conversation with the Universe."
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