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    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 6th Nov 14, 4:53 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    Three choices in life; Give up, Give in or Give all you've got!!
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    • 6th Nov 14, 4:53 PM
    Three choices in life; Give up, Give in or Give all you've got!! 6th Nov 14 at 4:53 PM
    This is my 2nd diary on MSE. My first diary, "When I asked for luck I didn't mean the bad variety!!" has to be closed as it's reached over 5000 posts!! It can be found here;

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3911061

    In 2011 my Husband had a motorcycle accident resulting in a severe brain injury, memory problems and Epilepsy. Unfortunately he is getting worse not better and I am now his full time Carer, which can be challenging, but I'm ever grateful he is still here! I also have 2 boys aged 10 and almost 5, a part time job and I'm currently a Beaver Leader but I've just given notice to leave at Christmas (as much as it pains me!) as I just can't manage that too. The last 3.5 years have been hard going for lots of reasons, but worth it. Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day!!

    At the time of the accident we owed over 23,700 on credit cards and we currently owe just over 3000. Hopefully this diary will see us getting debt free forever! I hope you'll join me.

    Lucky Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 26/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
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    • pennywisepoundstupid
    • By pennywisepoundstupid 7th Jun 17, 7:49 PM
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    pennywisepoundstupid
    Agree with the weather being dire at the minute, I've lit the woodburner the tonight and last night as the house felt damp and cold, truly ridiculous in June.

    Well done on winning the hamper and the weight loss!
    Be mindful of your self-talk. It's a conversation with the Universe."
    Debt free and saving for my future
    Long term savings 10,000 Holiday spends 1000/349.02 Kitchen savings stage 1 1500/160.24
    Amazon vouchers
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    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 9th Jun 17, 8:55 PM
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    Evening all!

    Weather been better here today so 2 loads dried outside. Rained all day yesterday and the same is forecast for tomorrow . At least it was dry today for DS2's school fun run.

    Won 10 . Added to Florida pot.

    Had a lovely few hours with one of my oldest friends yesterday. We had a good chat and lifted each other's spirits. Good times. Made me feel lots better.
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 26/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 9th Jun 17, 9:03 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Also got two loads dry today Weather here has been sunny and warm.

    Hooray to the 10 and catch up with friend
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 250.33
    Debt 2500
    May NSDs AFDs
    Weight loss 7/10LBS
    Emergency Fund 2000/10,000
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 9th Jun 17, 9:48 PM
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    Hiddenidenity
    Florida pot is looking good

    Have a lovely weekend x
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 10th Jun 17, 8:06 PM
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    Horrible rain here again today, worst June I can remember in a long time! Sun has just put in an appearance for the first time all day, shame it's too late to hang any washing out!

    NSD - easy when you don't even cross the door! I literally showered and put clean pjs on!! Been clearing out DS2's room most of the afternoon, after only managing half of it the last time. It's looking spick and span now . Not much added to the ebay pile, but a few things going to the charity shop. Spent all evening smiling again that I'm not at work , wonder if that will wear off?!?!
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 26/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 10th Jun 17, 8:18 PM
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    Very dull here today with bits of rain in the wind but managed to get washing dry. Very disappointing for June. Glad you're enjoying not being at work, that was a good decision.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 250.33
    Debt 2500
    May NSDs AFDs
    Weight loss 7/10LBS
    Emergency Fund 2000/10,000
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 10th Jun 17, 8:28 PM
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    Rain here too. I think the sun has gone missing!

    The kids have spent the 2nd week of the half term indoors because it hasn't been dry at all!

    Can't beat the feeling of knowing you've done some organising
    • pennywisepoundstupid
    • By pennywisepoundstupid 11th Jun 17, 11:40 AM
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    pennywisepoundstupid
    Weather was awful here to, at least it won't be long until you are in the sunshine enjoying the Florida weather, its currently 29 degrees not that I have Florida weather on my phone app .
    Be mindful of your self-talk. It's a conversation with the Universe."
    Debt free and saving for my future
    Long term savings 10,000 Holiday spends 1000/349.02 Kitchen savings stage 1 1500/160.24
    Amazon vouchers
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    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 13th Jun 17, 10:11 AM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    Weather was awful here to, at least it won't be long until you are in the sunshine enjoying the Florida weather, its currently 29 degrees not that I have Florida weather on my phone app .
    Originally posted by pennywisepoundstupid
    I've got it on my phone too! The overall for the next 10 days is Thunderstorms though . Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 26/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 13th Jun 17, 10:17 AM
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    Today is DH's 39th birthday! My Facebook memories have reminded me that his 33rd birthday in hospital post accident was pretty awful, so I'm planning on enjoying every minute today with him.

    No more money made in the last few days. Took the boys swimming on Sunday and went specifically to the pool next to the clothes weighing in place with the bag of stuff I have. Only it was closed on Sundays!! Never mind, the boys enjoyed swimming anyway.

    Mum came over yesterday with the contents of her penny jar that she saves her change in for the boys. They got 10 each when I'd counted it out, so will bank that and then change it for their holiday spends .
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 26/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • Bubblesmum
    • By Bubblesmum 14th Jun 17, 6:58 PM
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    I hope you had a very lovely day with your OH, we need to remember to cherish our loved ones at the moment xx
    Mrs B Debt 1857 @ 13/06/2017, 1790 16/06/2017
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 14th Jun 17, 7:40 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Hope he had a lovely day. Mr SA was also in hospital on his birthday 4 years ago. Not the best place to spend a birthday!
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 250.33
    Debt 2500
    May NSDs AFDs
    Weight loss 7/10LBS
    Emergency Fund 2000/10,000
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 14th Jun 17, 7:50 PM
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    Hope you've had a lovely day Plmbl x
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 15th Jun 17, 10:19 PM
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    Evening all.

    DH had a good birthday thanks. We didn't go far during the day, but went out for tea after school with the boys and MiL. Used a 25% off voucher!

    Yesterday was our 14th wedding anniversary. DH organised some flowers as a surprise (pretty sure MiL helped, but I'm still impressed!).

    Today has been a waves of fear day .
    Last edited by please-let-me-be-lucky; 15-06-2017 at 10:34 PM.
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 26/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 15th Jun 17, 10:42 PM
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    Hiddenidenity
    Hope you're okay x
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 16th Jun 17, 8:28 PM
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    No full seizures, but plenty of mini seizures, vagueness and anger . He's supposed to be doing an obstacle challenge tomorrow with some friends too .

    Finally got round to weighing in the old clothes and made a huge 3. Also sold the old dvds to C3x and got 8.30. Rounded the whole lot up to 15 to make the Florida pot a straight 500, couldn't help myself. No idea how I can make the 1k I was hoping for in just 2 more weeks.

    Did the online check in today, all seeming quite real now .
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 26/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 16th Jun 17, 8:39 PM
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    beanielou
    Not long to go now
    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.
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 17th Jun 17, 8:56 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Hope Mr Lucky was ok today xx Only two weeks to holiday wow
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 250.33
    Debt 2500
    May NSDs AFDs
    Weight loss 7/10LBS
    Emergency Fund 2000/10,000
    • *Robin*
    • By *Robin* 18th Jun 17, 1:31 AM
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    Belated Happy Birthday to DH, Happy Anniversary to you both, and wow - is it really only two more weeks to wait for your holiday?
    Amazing. I'd better say "Have a wonderful time!" now to avoid yet another late greeting..
    • poohbear59
    • By poohbear59 18th Jun 17, 9:16 AM
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    I hope all is well there. Hoping DH is okay after the mini seizures and the obstacle challenge.

    A huge 'Well done' on raising 500 in such a short space of time. You must all be excited about your holiday coming up so soon.
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