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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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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 25th Jun 17, 9:25 AM
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    beanielou
    Not long 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.
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 25th Jun 17, 8:17 PM
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    Evening all!

    Love logging on to lots of lovely messages . I had a fab night on Friday with the Mums from school thank you. We went for a Chinese meal and then a drink afterwards. I haven't laughed so much in ages!

    Yesterday was spent mainly at home, and today DH and the boys have been doing Total Warrior/Junior Warrior in Leeds which was great fun. I was more than happy to take the role of driver/Total Spectator though, and I'm just pleased no one hurt themselves just before Florida!!

    PWPS, thank you for the tips, I really appreciate it! We get park entrance an hour earlier than everyone else while staying onsite, and a fast track pass so we don't have to queue the rest of the day . I have heard that the passes don't work on the 3 most popular HP rides though, so it's best to get those done in the hour before everyone else descends.

    4 days and 14 hours to go according to the app Beanie!' Eeeek Xx
    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 25th Jun 17, 8:48 PM
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    Hiddenidenity
    Eeek that's so close!

    You'll have an amazing time I'm sure
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 25th Jun 17, 9:47 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Glad they all had a good time and survived unscathed xx. So close to Florida now - that means you're going this week OMG!!!!!!
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 250.33
    Debt 2500
    May NSDs AFDs
    Weight loss 7/10LBS
    Emergency Fund 2000/10,000
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 25th Jun 17, 9:49 PM
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    Have a great holiday
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • *Robin*
    • By *Robin* 25th Jun 17, 9:50 PM
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    *Robin*
    4 days and 14 hours to go according to the app Beanie!' Eeeek Xx
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    Have the most fantabulous time, Lucky!
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 28th Jun 17, 6:26 PM
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    2 more sleeps!!

    Busy week so far of Consultant Appointment (DH), School open morning (DS2), washing and ironing (been raining all week too so that hasn't helped the drying process ), being poorly (me ), drs appointment (DH) and packing! Tomorrow we have a Social Worker coming to review DHs monthly payment for care in the community type thing, and then we are dropping Oakley off with his doggie Mum and Dad for his holidays! I also have to go into work to sign a new contract.

    I'll NEED a holiday by the end of it!!!!
    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 28th Jun 17, 7:57 PM
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    beanielou
    How exciting
    Have a fabarooni time & enjoy

    One more sleep for me
    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.
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 28th Jun 17, 9:42 PM
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    Oooh where are you off to Beanie? Xx
    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 28th Jun 17, 9:53 PM
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    beanielou
    It is my awesome DS's graduation
    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.
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 28th Jun 17, 10:39 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    Of course it is! I knew that, sorry. Hope you have an amazing day Xx
    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 29th Jun 17, 6:01 AM
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    beanielou
    Of course it is! I knew that, sorry. Hope you have an amazing day Xx
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    Thank you
    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.
    • Hiddenidenity
    • By Hiddenidenity 29th Jun 17, 8:51 AM
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    Have an amazing time plmbl You definitely deserve it

    You too beanie x
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 29th Jun 17, 8:38 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Have the most fabulous time ever - and make sure you get some relaxation time too xx
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 250.33
    Debt 2500
    May NSDs AFDs
    Weight loss 7/10LBS
    Emergency Fund 2000/10,000
    • pennywisepoundstupid
    • By pennywisepoundstupid 30th Jun 17, 6:38 AM
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    Hope you have an amazing holiday and can't wait to hear all about it when you get back.x.
    Be mindful of your self-talk. It's a conversation with the Universe."
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    • poohbear59
    • By poohbear59 30th Jun 17, 9:17 AM
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    I hope you all have a wonderful time in Florida xx
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 9th Jul 17, 8:31 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    I'm back!! Had the most amazing time ever . The hotel was stunningly beautiful, the parks were 'awesome' and the sun was hot hot hot. Can't believe it's over already but we loved every minute. DH had one slightly dodgy day but no seizures and overall coped well. I've done 8 loads of washing and ironing in the last 2 days so now need a holiday to get over that lol.

    MiL was very generous, and paid for most meals, so we've actually come back with about $300 . Will change it back to and put it in the savings account. It will be there if we get fined for taking the boys out of school in term time () or will be spends over the summer if not.

    Had a NSD today. Hopefully will have some more in preparation for the boys breaking up for summer in 2 weeks.

    Hope everyone is well. Got lots of diaries to catch up on! Xx
    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 9th Jul 17, 8:44 PM
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    Hiddenidenity
    So glad you had such an amazing time!

    Making memories that will last a life time
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 9th Jul 17, 9:30 PM
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    beanielou
    So glad you had such an amazing time!

    Making memories that will last a life time
    Originally posted by Hiddenidenity
    FRom me too
    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.
    • amber03
    • By amber03 9th Jul 17, 10:34 PM
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    Not been on for a while but sooo glad you had a fab time in Florida. Making many happy memories. We have been there and the only problem we have is no holidays since have been as good. Youngest DS keeps going on about "isn't it about time we went back to Florida". Mind you every time we have been there has been some new attraction to visit. Happy washing, ironing and unpacking from hols time, you will need a holiday by time you have finished.xx
    Debtfree and and staying that way.
    1000 Emergency fund No.112 451.00
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