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    • Butti
    • By Butti 3rd May 18, 9:25 PM
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    Butti
    The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt
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    • 3rd May 18, 9:25 PM
    The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt 3rd May 18 at 9:25 PM
    Ooooh so close....so very close.

    So I've decided it is time to move on to the next chapter.

    The whimsical tale of the waterbed of debt is a metaphor for my debts. In a few days time (when I'm back from Milan - how appropriate!) I shall start detailing how my debts have gone down a little and my mortgage is doing quite nicely but how pushing down too enthusiastically can result in other bits popping up.

    This is the story of how difficult I find it to cut down on all areas and not to suffer rebound in other areas. Keep having acid reflux in yoga too!

    It will also have a bit of psychobabble.

    .....and a bit of whimsy.

    BUT FIRST ironing in preparation for Milan. A trip which has free travel and free accommodation . I just need to remember not to strangle my friend after four days if she is catastrophising too much or generating too many black and white arguments.

    And so ....to the ironing
    Last edited by Butti; 03-05-2018 at 9:40 PM.
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (2/15 )£7790
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'

    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S MOB
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    • Butti
    • By Butti 10th Jul 18, 10:15 PM
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    Best of luck with your promotion, fingers crossed!
    Originally posted by julicorn
    We shall see. I've got a job so i'm just going to go for the interview and see how it goes. I've had a bit wobble today for basically no good reason so I should just prepare and try. Even if I don't get it something should come out of it. Plus I have another interview lined up in about a couple of weeks.

    In other more important news ...I think my voice has changed over the last few months and I appear to have a lump on my neck. Going to try and do that ringing in thing on Thursday at 8.30am
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (2/15 )£7790
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'

    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S MOB
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 11th Jul 18, 7:57 PM
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    Yes, please do that ringing in thing on Thursday.
    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
    • Butti
    • By Butti 12th Jul 18, 8:41 AM
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    8.30 on the dot, literally I watched the hand go round!
    Have appointment at 10.10 at the local surgery.
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (2/15 )£7790
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'

    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S MOB
    • Butti
    • By Butti 12th Jul 18, 8:43 AM
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    Am feeling much more focused on the job interview and calm. Have a presentation to do for 15 minutes so will get on with that at some point.
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (2/15 )£7790
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'

    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S MOB
    • Butti
    • By Butti 12th Jul 18, 12:51 PM
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    10.10 appointment
    10.40 bloods taken
    12.40 chest x-ray

    The NHS at it's best
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (2/15 )£7790
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'

    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S MOB
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Jul 18, 2:04 PM
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    10.10 appointment
    10.40 bloods taken
    12.40 chest x-ray

    The NHS at it's best
    Originally posted by Butti
    Indeed.
    When do you get the results butti?
    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
    • Butti
    • By Butti 12th Jul 18, 2:36 PM
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    Got appointment with the Dr next Wednesday.
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (2/15 )£7790
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'

    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S MOB
    • Butti
    • By Butti 21st Jul 18, 2:33 PM
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    So didn't get the job but have another interview coming up it seems! Life's interesting.

    The NHS doesn't hang around.
    Have to ring up Monday for my remaining blood test results.
    Appointment in ENT on Wednesday.

    0% offers don't hang around either it seems.
    Rang up with the intention of moving Halifax and Tesco to Santander and it seems that offer disappeared two days ago
    She thinks they might bring it back in a fortnight which would be good as I will have £100 balance by then!

    Going out now to change my bike seat on the new bike for the third time (at no additional cost ) The first one was too hard, this one's too soft.....just call me Goldielocks.
    Last edited by Butti; 21-07-2018 at 2:36 PM.
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (2/15 )£7790
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'

    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S MOB
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 21st Jul 18, 7:48 PM
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    Hello Goldielocks
    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
    • Butti
    • By Butti 24th Jul 18, 10:45 PM
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    Bloods back all clear and chest x-ray fine. ENT appointment tomorrow morning so hopefully they will tell me what is going on.
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (2/15 )£7790
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'

    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S MOB
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 25th Jul 18, 10:16 AM
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    Bloods back all clear and chest x-ray fine. ENT appointment tomorrow morning so hopefully they will tell me what is going on.
    Originally posted by Butti

    Hope you get some answers.
    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
    • Butti
    • By Butti 6th Aug 18, 10:46 PM
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    Have I left you all hanging! Not very good of me!

    Nodule on the thyroid it appears. Still there despite being drained and still making my voice a bit raspy. Ah well. It is what it is.

    Have come back from the Wilderness festival which was bloomin hot. Made some new friends and listened to some existing ones moaning and moaning and moaning a bit more. Oh ...and bought 5 books

    Overpay on your mortgage all you can Beanie. One of the talks I went to was about how the situation at the moment is mimicking pre-WW1. Also how quick you can dismantle a car plant and relocate it to a site that already exists in what is the EU post Brexit. Put the FEAR OF GOD into me that one.

    The friend I was supposed to be travelling down to the festival with didn't come so I drove down on my own. Not very money saving but bearing in mind she can spend half the journey complaining about ONE wrong turning I made, my CD of solo classical guitar playing and silence from the passenger seat was most welcome.

    Awaiting news on 3 PPI claims where the company has admitted liability.
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (2/15 )£7790
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'

    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S MOB
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Aug 18, 12:44 PM
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    Hope that ypu get lots more lovely PPI Butti.
    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
    • Butti
    • By Butti 19th Aug 18, 11:24 PM
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    Life is interesting.
    i've had a kiss on the cheek from someone in the pub tonight.
    I really like him. I hear he's split up from his wife.
    We shall see!

    In other news, his friend who was standing next to him had actually seen me try to drive away from the petrol station today without paying. Bless him he didn't tell anyone. I did remember after I'd driven about 10ft!

    I do have a lot on my mind. I have to go in sometime in the next 6 weeks for removal of half of my thyroid. It seems the scan and biopsy are inconclusive. So I can have removal and testing now or in 3 months. As someone whose mother died because her initial mammogram was 1-2 years too late it's a real no brainer. Having said that I hope they don't leave me with a scar like the Kergan from Highlander!
    Last edited by Butti; 19-08-2018 at 11:33 PM.
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (2/15 )£7790
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'

    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S MOB
    • starnac
    • By starnac 20th Aug 18, 3:38 PM
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    Just caught up on your diary Butti. Hope all goes well for you.
    Savings £2235.59
    Overpayments #182 made £467.13/£1208.15
    Make £2018 in 2018 #70 £688.42/£2018
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 20th Aug 18, 6:53 PM
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    Oh a wee kiss

    Hope all goes well.
    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
    • Butti
    • By Butti 20th Aug 18, 9:54 PM
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    Want to shift the Halifax and Tesco (c. £2k) on to my 0% Santander card. Can't find the card - I think I chopped it up as I do with all my balance transfer cards. So they are sending me a replacement card so I can use it to transfer the other two cards, I will then chop it up. This seems like an amazing waste of plastic!
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (2/15 )£7790
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'

    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S MOB
    • starnac
    • By starnac 21st Aug 18, 1:44 PM
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    That does seem like a waste of plastic. Is there no way they can do it without the card?
    Savings £2235.59
    Overpayments #182 made £467.13/£1208.15
    Make £2018 in 2018 #70 £688.42/£2018
    • Butti
    • By Butti 21st Aug 18, 9:51 PM
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    That does seem like a waste of plastic. Is there no way they can do it without the card?
    Originally posted by starnac
    I wonder if there is a use for a chopped up plastic card?
    Debt LBM (08/09) £11,641. (08/12) £22,734. (2/15 )£7790
    Diary 'Butti's journey : A matter of loaf or death'.
    Diary 2 'The whimsical tale of the Waterbed of Debt'

    'one day I will be rich and famous…for now I'll just have to settle for being poor and incredibly sexy'. Vimrod Member of MIKE'S MOB
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 21st Aug 18, 10:03 PM
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    Next time take note of the expiry date & the 3 digit number on the back & you wont need the card itself!
    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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