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    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 27th Jan 18, 9:50 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Things can only get better
    • #1
    • 27th Jan 18, 9:50 PM
    Things can only get better 27th Jan 18 at 9:50 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
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 404.08
    Debt 2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund 4000/10,000
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    • WannabeFree
    • By WannabeFree 6th May 18, 3:28 PM
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    WannabeFree
    Hope you're still enjoying the sun SA

    x
    Once you hit rock bottom, that's where you perfectly stand; That's your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.
    • milann
    • By milann 6th May 18, 3:59 PM
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    milann
    Jet washing makes such a difference doesn't it - that's on my to try list. I might be able to manage it 1 handed - got to wait for dh to finish the heavy work first though.

    Enjoy the sunshine.
    • abba1772
    • By abba1772 6th May 18, 5:53 PM
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    abba1772
    Congrats on the job that's fab news xx
    NEXT TARGET HALIFAX CC WAS July 18 5493.20 NOW 2047.76
    POAMAYC 2011 6382.66 POAMAYC 2012 5000.78
    POAMAYC 2013 3480.04 POAMAYC 2014 4085.14
    POAMAYC 2015 7565.24 POAMAYC 2016 8000.90
    POAMAYC 2017 7278.80 POAMAYC 2018 9068.52
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 6th May 18, 7:15 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Another fantastic hot sunny day

    Went to Aldi this morning along with everyone else by how busy it was!! Got quite a few garden bits but their plants were in very bad condition so will have to go to Lidl tomorrow.

    Got my summer clothes out and packed the winter ones away. Hopefully not tempting fate!

    Fab that there's no work tomorrow and it's forecast even hotter
    Last edited by Sun Addict; 06-05-2018 at 8:30 PM.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 404.08
    Debt 2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund 4000/10,000
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th May 18, 8:01 PM
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    beanielou
    Glad you are enjoying the sun
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • please-let-me-be-lucky
    • By please-let-me-be-lucky 6th May 18, 8:29 PM
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    please-let-me-be-lucky
    Have a lovely Bank Hol Xx
    Debts @ LBM 23,729.31. Debts @ 08/04/2016 0

    NSDs achieved in 2018 35/60
    Best win so far - holiday to Florida
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 7th May 18, 8:38 PM
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    Another fabulous hot sunny day I've been outside most of the day. Have ironed and hung up nearly all my summer clothes now. I've got so much stuff, although a lot of it is quite old, loathe to get rid just for the sake of it when I still like it and it's in good condition.

    Went to Lidl this morning, bought two hanging baskets. Don't need any other plants as the garden is full to bursting with trees and shrubs.

    Did the finances, paid off the Tesco card.

    Mr SA had another toilet accident last night and another pair of pyjama shorts has had to be thrown away. He won't have any left at this rate. I noticed Lidl are doing shorts PJ sets this week so might get him a couple of pairs.

    The lawnmower pester is back on - this time a cordless rechargeable one.

    Boo to going back to work tomorrow
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 404.08
    Debt 2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund 4000/10,000
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th May 18, 8:41 PM
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    beanielou
    Some of my summer clothes are older than my DS.
    I like them
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th May 18, 8:43 PM
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    beanielou
    Oh meant to ask you were thpse legging with the hearts on that you got from Tu?
    My nearest SAinsbugs with clothes is a good way away & I dont want a wasted trip!
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 7th May 18, 8:47 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Not me with the leggings Beanie. Must be someone else. You could look online first though, save yourself a journey.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 404.08
    Debt 2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund 4000/10,000
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th May 18, 8:59 PM
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    beanielou
    Not me with the leggings Beanie. Must be someone else. You could look online first though, save yourself a journey.
    Originally posted by Sun Addict
    Was sure it was you
    That you got for the gym!
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 7th May 18, 9:02 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Nope not me. I haven't bought any gym clothes for a while.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 404.08
    Debt 2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund 4000/10,000
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 7th May 18, 9:59 PM
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    HairyHandofDartmoor
    It sounds like you've done a good job on the garden SA. I bet your hanging baskets will look nice .
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = 58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Save for house repairs.
    "Tough times never last, but tough people do" - Robert H Schuller
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 8th May 18, 6:47 PM
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    Still loads to do to the garden HH.

    That"s Tuesday done.

    Finished work early to take advantage of the weather while it was still nice. It's really clouded over now though.

    Still not achieved a no spend day this month as needed to pick up some plant food and hanging basket brackets.

    However today is an AFD so that's something at least.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 404.08
    Debt 2180
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    Emergency Fund 4000/10,000
    • stepuptothepl8
    • By stepuptothepl8 9th May 18, 9:16 PM
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    stepuptothepl8
    Hope you've had a good day SA x
    LBM 1st Feb 2015 18182 to go
    my diary: time to step up to the plate. SPC#503
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 10th May 18, 8:55 PM
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    Nearly Friday folks

    Tuesday night I had less than an hour's sleep. Mr SA was snoring very loudly all night despite me digging him in the ribs and telling him to shut up. It was like being tortured I was shattered yesterday Thankfully last night he was quiet and I slept well.

    Today I went to a meeting with my new office and everyone seems really nice. I'm really looking forward to starting.

    I've been manically busy trying to tie up all the loose ends in my present job before I go.

    Yesterday had an online Mr S delivery to take advantage of 25% off wine. Added a few bits for dining room - cushions and placemats. Mr SA took delivery, they substituted the cushions and placemats, he accepted them. The substitutions weren't what I wanted so took them back to the shop at 7am this morning to be told returns have to go to Argos now and they don't open until 8am. So carted the stuff into work and went back at lunchtime to the Mr S in-store Argos. Argos said they don't take returns from Mr S online deliveries it's customer services. So back to customer services again to find I'd been given the wrong information at 7am and should've been refunded there and then. Grr So got my refund eventually!!! What a palaver!! Mental note not to buy anything like that online again. Stick to food/wine.

    Still no NSD, hoping for one tomorrow. Need to plan them out better. It's just been one of those weeks this week.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 404.08
    Debt 2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund 4000/10,000
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th May 18, 9:06 PM
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    beanielou
    Glad that everyone at the office seemed nice.
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th May 18, 9:09 PM
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    beanielou
    Oh & boo to the substitutions and the plather getting them returned.I wouls have been fizzing.
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 10th May 18, 9:10 PM
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    Sun Addict
    Forgot to say Mr SA had a bad fall today. He's not sure if he passed out - he said he woke up and it was later. He also soiled his clothes (yet again) and has washed them. Hoping this isn't leading up to anything sinister.
    Virtual Sealed Pot 2018 404.08
    Debt 2180
    Weight loss 0/6LBS
    Emergency Fund 4000/10,000
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 10th May 18, 9:23 PM
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    beanielou
    Forgot to say Mr SA had a bad fall today. He's not sure if he passed out - he said he woke up and it was later. He also soiled his clothes (yet again) and has washed them. Hoping this isn't leading up to anything sinister.
    Originally posted by Sun Addict
    Oh thats not too good
    Hopefully not leading up to anything sinister
    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. MFW 2018. No 144
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