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    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 21st Nov 17, 11:04 AM
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    WannabeFree
    ôRock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.ö
    • #1
    • 21st Nov 17, 11:04 AM
    ôRock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.ö 21st Nov 17 at 11:04 AM
    Back in May this year I decided things had to change. I turned to here and received an amazing amount of help and advice. Here I am making a fresh start.

    Debt 09/05/2017

    Council Tax ú2092.71
    Court Fine ú1250
    Court Fine ú200
    Person 1 ú1000
    Person 2 ú1000
    Person 3 ú1379
    Person 4 ú427
    Debt Total ú7348.71

    Rent Arrears ú3381.28

    Total ú10729.99

    *Person 4 ú575
    *New Debt ú732
    *Debt 1 ú387.29
    *Debt 2 ú1451.40
    *Debt 3 ú1137.73
    *EDF ú3140.65

    Total ú18154.06

    *As more comes out from under the carpet I will update here.
    Last edited by WannabeFree; 21-11-2017 at 12:21 PM.
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    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 8th Nov 18, 1:47 PM
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    Wow a long time since I updated.

    Now stands at

    Council Tax ú475
    Rent ú1810
    Just over three months, W and look how much it's come down. Well done. Hope the wee one starts to feel better soon.
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 8th Nov 18, 1:48 PM
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    Wow a long time since I updated.

    Now stands at

    Council Tax ú475
    Rent ú1810

    x
    Originally posted by WannabeFree
    What a difference, you're doing brilliantly xx
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    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 8th Nov 18, 1:51 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    The debt totals are looking low . Your Christmas plans sound lovely .
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = ú58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Save for house repairs.
    EMERGENCY FUND = ú17
    "Tough times never last, but tough people do" - Robert H Schuller
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Nov 18, 3:14 PM
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    beanielou
    Debt totals look amazing
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • jwil
    • By jwil 8th Nov 18, 4:03 PM
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    Debt totals look great, well done
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 8th Nov 18, 6:02 PM
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    I was surprised how much better they look just from the minimum payments ticking over. I admit I really haven't made an effort or even looked at them since I was last here posting properly.

    I picked up 2 books for youngest today from SA for 20p she will love them. Also picked up her vitamins ú2.20 from HB why I was near there getting her script. I need to order syringes on Amazon still but no other spends. Things are squeaky at this time of the month.

    x
    ôOnce you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.ö
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Nov 18, 7:25 PM
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    Should you not get the vitamins & syringes on prescription for your DD?
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 8th Nov 18, 8:43 PM
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    I'm really not sure about Vitamins Beanie. We only get one syringe of each size a month on the prescription and they go stiff/the numbers wash off.

    Just got DS a TV for free from a friend so that his 'want' for Xmas Feel a bit mean it being something free She also gave me some DVD's for the girls so I might look for some for DS in the SA. I need to make a bow tie for DS teddy and look out some barbie and teddy clothes for the girls. I won't buy them at full price but will be keeping an eye out in the charity shops.

    Xx
    ôOnce you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.ö
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Nov 18, 9:05 PM
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    beanielou
    You can ask your GP to provide the syringes on prescription.
    That I know as a friend had the same problem
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 9th Nov 18, 8:37 AM
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    I will ask again beanie but this is an ongoing battle as apparently DD costs them too much (they even told us we had to find a new surgery at one point) Amazon will deliver some today however. I think partly I do over clean them but it gives me peace of mind

    x
    ôOnce you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.ö
    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 9th Nov 18, 8:42 AM
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    Morning

    Hope your morning is going better than mine!

    Anyway on a more positive note another ú50 of the debt today. We have to be really careful with what we are spending this week. No extras can slip in. I have a trip for youngest for ú15 to pay but will wait till next week.

    Feel really stressed today, glad its the weekend

    Hope everyone else is okay

    x
    ôOnce you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.ö
    • Toni'sfriend
    • By Toni'sfriend 9th Nov 18, 9:35 AM
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    (they even told us we had to find a new surgery at one point)
    That is really shocking. They should be providing what she needs and money shouldn't come into it,

    Hope your day improves. xxx
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 9th Nov 18, 9:38 AM
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    apparently DD costs them too much (they even told us we had to find a new surgery at one point)
    Originally posted by WannabeFree
    This makes me absolutely
    How dare they say such a thing... this is everything wrong with the running of the NHS in a nutshell, costs over care
    I would definitely change practice.
    Hoping the wee yin is better soon
    (((((HUGS))))) x
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    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 9th Nov 18, 3:17 PM
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    Plodding along. Had a good clean today. It's weird how much clean cupboards make my mood so much happier. I'm just having a coffee before it's time to get the older two.

    F1 weekend So a chilled one will be had. Have food in and have gas and electricity there's nothing more we need.

    I do need to get back into the meal planning and things. I've let it go and it's shown in our diet.

    x
    ôOnce you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.ö
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 9th Nov 18, 5:23 PM
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    Enjoy your chilled weekend Wannabe .
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = ú58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Save for house repairs.
    EMERGENCY FUND = ú17
    "Tough times never last, but tough people do" - Robert H Schuller
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Nov 18, 8:34 PM
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    I will ask again beanie but this is an ongoing battle as apparently DD costs them too much (they even told us we had to find a new surgery at one point) Amazon will deliver some today however. I think partly I do over clean them but it gives me peace of mind

    x
    Originally posted by WannabeFree
    How dare they.
    I am so blooming angry on your behalf
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 12 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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 9th Nov 18, 8:58 PM
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    That's unbelievable - as if your little one can help her condition. So annoying it's all about money and it shouldn't be

    Mr SA used to get his vitamins on prescription for free, they were super strength ones you can't buy over the counter. You should persist and ask for them.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 ú404.08
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    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 9th Nov 18, 10:11 PM
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    I have sent a message to the community team about the vitamins and syringes. SA I struggle finding some for DD that has 100% iron etc in as most kids ones don't for her age. Would be a bonus if they could prescribe some. I worry as her diet is still so limited.

    Had a good chat with DS again about his mouth and I think I must have got it across more this time as it ended in tears I feel bad but he needs to realise how words do hurt and he can't speak to me like he has been. Some of the things he's said lately are too much out of order and not just a 'tantrum' dreading whats to come with the teens He's such a good kid and he is 99% of the time lovely he just needs to learn when to keep his mouth closed Takes after me I think

    Anyway all done and all friends and they've all gone to bed with smiles even after the hard conversation. I hate that side of parenting

    Have chicken curry to make for tomorrow and will make beef casserole and pie with the leftovers. Adds a few easier nights into the freezer.

    Hope everyone has a lovely weekend

    x
    ôOnce you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.ö
    • earthgirl
    • By earthgirl 10th Nov 18, 7:43 AM
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    Its great that its just a hard conversation though and not a shouting match - or just letting it go. Your children sound lovely - so grounded and kind, so I'm sure that a sensible conversation will pay dividends!

    Enjoy your chilled weekend.
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    • jwil
    • By jwil 10th Nov 18, 9:15 AM
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    Enjoy your chilled weekend
    "If you can dream it, you can do it". Walt Disney
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