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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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    Three choices in life; Give up, Give in or Give all you've got!!
    • #1
    • 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 31/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
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    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 2nd Mar 18, 3:05 PM
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    No further seizures .

    Made it to Chub Club - lost a pound. At least itís something I suppose.

    Got a few bits at the shop while I was out so not a NSD, but thought I might as well while I was out and then if we are stuck in again we have a bit more by way of supplies. Especially toilet roll etc . I asked MiL if she needed anything and she asked for wine and creme eggs . How the other half live eh?! .

    Both schools closed again today so a 5 day weekend for us .
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 31/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 2nd Mar 18, 3:15 PM
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    beanielou
    Good loss
    Creme eggs & wine~~how the other half live indeed
    Smarties would be top of my list if I could get out
    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 2nd Mar 18, 4:35 PM
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    Would you like me to post you some smarties beanie?? Xx
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 31/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 2nd Mar 18, 5:39 PM
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    beanielou
    Would you like me to post you some smarties beanie?? Xx
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    Would have taken you up on that but we have had no post for three days
    Thanks for offering 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.
    • redofromstart
    • By redofromstart 2nd Mar 18, 7:24 PM
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    I offered to fetch stuff for my lovely elderly neighbour, but she had already got a taxi to take her to the co-op because she was out of gin

    Hope DH is ok.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 2nd Mar 18, 7:29 PM
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    beanielou
    I offered to fetch stuff for my lovely elderly neighbour, but she had already got a taxi to take her to the co-op because she was out of gin

    Hope DH is ok.
    Originally posted by redofromstart
    Good one
    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.
    • mummytogirls
    • By mummytogirls 2nd Mar 18, 9:16 PM
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    Feeling jealous of wine, gin and creme eggs right now PLMBL xx
    Mummytogirls x

    £23164.32 - 12/12/10
    £5419.83 - 08/04/18 - 76.61% paid off
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 2nd Mar 18, 9:21 PM
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    Feeling jealous of wine, gin and creme eggs right now PLMBL xx
    Originally posted by mummytogirls
    Me too!! Although I donít like creme eggs, so Iíd have something else!!

    Redo, your neighbour is epic Xx
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 31/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 3rd Mar 18, 3:33 PM
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    Well done on the weight loss 1lb off is great Glad Mr Lucky was ok in the end.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £296.07
    Debt £2400
    June 4 NSDs 4 AFDs
    Weight loss 0.5/6LBS
    Emergency Fund £2000/£10,000
    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 3rd Mar 18, 5:43 PM
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    Well done on the loss

    Glad Mr Lucky is okay and no ambulance was needed. It made me worry when the snow was 'bad' here. It's not something I ever thought about until youngest came along but now I always think about it. Even when booking holidays etc I check how near to the hospital it is

    x
    ďOnce you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.Ē
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 4th Mar 18, 8:50 PM
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    Quiet weekend in terms of not going far in the snow. We still have snow on all the paths etc but the roads are much clearer now. We even had a gritter on the estate today - something Iíve not seen in 17 years of living here!! I assume itís because the school is at the end of our road, but whatever the reason Iím not complaining.

    DS1 was at a paintballing party today. I thought it wouldíve been cancelled due to the weather, but it wasnít so I took him. To be honest it was nice to get rid of him (or more specifically his hormones) for a few hours. It was almost worth the scary journey up the untreated dirt track to get there .

    2 more NSDs banked .
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 31/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Mar 18, 8:51 PM
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    Good news on the NSD's
    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.
    • mary hinge
    • By mary hinge 4th Mar 18, 9:07 PM
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    All ready for back to school?!

    The snow has almost gone now..... I can see the green grass in the garden, needs a cut!

    I've got the uniforms to iron
    Living in a superhero induced haze
    "You did good Kidda!"
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 5th Mar 18, 2:54 PM
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    Our uniforms have been ironed since the middle of last week. One positive to being snowed in!!

    Lovely peace and quiet today - they are both at school .

    Did some shopping when i dropped DS1 off at school so not a NSD. But lovely to have fruit in again .
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 31/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • mary hinge
    • By mary hinge 5th Mar 18, 3:40 PM
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    Even being snowed in hasn't made me tackle the laundry monster thats taking over the living room

    I love fresh fruit, strawberries, cherries and raspberries have to be fought over with missy H!

    Glad you have had a quiet day

    Mrs H x
    Living in a superhero induced haze
    "You did good Kidda!"
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 6th Mar 18, 9:23 PM
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    DH had a partial seizure last night and has been on a real sugar craving today .

    I got a break tonight though and went to Zumba . Lovely neighbour invited me to go with her - sheís nearly 81!! Fit as a lop.
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 31/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Mar 18, 10:06 PM
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    beanielou
    I have a 86 year friend who is fitter than me
    Boo to DH 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.
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 7th Mar 18, 5:31 PM
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    Another partial seizure today. This time at the beach while we were walking Oakley. Bit of a scary feeling, wondering how I would cope if it progressed . Thankfully it didnít, but he isnít 100%.

    Shouldíve been a NSD, but the boys wanted to buy Motherís Day cards. Couldnít really say no to that
    Debts @ LBM £23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 £0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 31/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 7th Mar 18, 8:45 PM
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    Hope the flux of partial sezures aren't building up to something Lucky. Good job he doesn't go out on his own.

    Big hugs xx
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 £296.07
    Debt £2400
    June 4 NSDs 4 AFDs
    Weight loss 0.5/6LBS
    Emergency Fund £2000/£10,000
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Mar 18, 11:06 AM
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    beanielou
    Hope all is well today 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.
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