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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 3rd Oct 19, 1:15 PM
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    The Bones
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    • 3rd Oct 19, 1:15 PM
    The Bones 3rd Oct 19 at 1:15 PM
    So I have been AWOL for approximately two months, I really needed the space and my head just wasn't in the right place to post on my diary, although I did have a small stint on Instagram.

    The title of my new diary comes from the song by Maren Morris from her new album.

    Time for an update.

    The Good

    The debt is reducing
    We have hit the 13K mark
    DS finally seems to have gotten his act together with school
    The Pots are going well
    I'm rarely spending on lunches at work

    The Not So Good

    DH is still with the company he hates
    DH has been having health problems that are now been looked at by a doctor
    I'm still looking for a permanent job
    Not really done many surveys

    Pots

    I have had to alter my pots as something's weren't working and needed a serious adjustment.

    I now have the following Pots:

    Household
    Gas & Electric
    CC Overpayment
    Cars
    Emergency Fund
    DD's Travel
    Christmas Fund

    The Overdraft

    For the time being, we are leaving the OD as it is at 1700, although the aim was to reduce it further by Christmas, this isn't feasible at the moment.

    Once the CC's have been even more reduced I will restart the OD one again.

    The Other Stuff

    DD has started her Options this year and has taken it like a duck to water.
    DS although isn't going to get the grades we knew he was capable of getting, he seems to now be buckling down and should get enough decent grades to do an electrical apprenticeship that he wants to do.
    DH for the past few weeks has been complaining of a tight chest on and off. Cue hospital dash and now with Dtr's. Dtr is sure of high blood pressure but is also concerned there is something cardiac going on with him, so a barrage of tests taking place over the next few weeks.
    DH is waiting on an answer for a job interview he went for a few weeks ago. I'm hoping that the result will be a good one (fingers crossed!) It does appear to be stressed related and if he gets the job, I'm hoping it will ease for him.

    The Debts

    I haven't forgotten, I just wanted to write down the above first!

    The debts currently stand as follows:

    MBNA: 4200
    Lloyds: 8400
    Barclaycard: 350

    Grand Total: 13,000.00

    I will dig out my old diary and find out what we started this year on so I can find out how much it has reduced by.

    So there you have it....The Bones of it.

    "We're in the homestretch of the hard times
    We took a hard left, but we're alright
    Yeah, life sure can try to put love through it, but
    We built this right, so nothing's ever gonna move it"
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 15th Jan 20, 3:26 PM
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    You have a great family vibe going on pmo2 with lots of positivity .
    Great stuff . If you all keep plodding the way you are , then this year could be good for you all
    Originally posted by another casualty
    Thanks AC, I really hope so xx
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    • doingitanyway
    • By doingitanyway 15th Jan 20, 3:43 PM
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    I hope a new job comes through for you soon. Sending positive vibes.
    If you have built castles in the air, your work should not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
    • Franalamadingdong
    • By Franalamadingdong 15th Jan 20, 6:10 PM
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    Oh there's just so much good and potential news going on for you pmo2, I'm so utterly pleased for you!
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 16th Jan 20, 10:56 AM
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    Oh there's just so much good and potential news going on for you pmo2, I'm so utterly pleased for you!
    Originally posted by Franalamadingdong
    Thanks Fran x
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 16th Jan 20, 10:57 AM
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    Purplemumof2
    I hope a new job comes through for you soon. Sending positive vibes.
    Originally posted by doingitanyway
    Thanks DIA, need all the positivity I can get x
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    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 16th Jan 20, 10:59 AM
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    Positive vibes coming from this direction, too, PMO2 x
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 16th Jan 20, 11:06 AM
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    Morning,

    Despite my best efforts, I've ended up with the lurgy and feel pooh this morning, I was freezing when I went to bed last night and woke up feeling groggy and bunged up I don't have time to be ill

    Heard from my agency bloke and he's going to give the other company a nudge and let me know. I applied direct to one construction company, they are based just outside Waterloo station which would be ideal for me. Still no word from my contact about his place

    6 weeks until Project end, I have stuff to do but no enthusiasm.

    Got soup and bread for lunch today.

    Beef casserole and mash for dinner tonight.
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 16th Jan 20, 11:07 AM
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    Positive vibes coming from this direction, too, PMO2 x
    Originally posted by SSDD23
    Thanks lovely xx
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    • another casualty
    • By another casualty 16th Jan 20, 11:24 AM
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    another casualty
    Sorry to hear that you are run down at the moment .
    Hopefully it won't last very long . Not sure if you're the type to have a bell , and ring for the others to assist you
    There are obviously many suggestions and remedies that do or don't work . At the first sign in my case , I'd get liquid night and day nurse and neat Jameson's ( not too much ) . I'd also eat whatever I wanted and whenever . Works most of the time .

    Working near Waterloo , is a good location imho . When I used to work in London , I found the best places were Covent Garden ,the strand and Holborn . Soho used to be good not anymore .
    Hope you get a break soon . Things come in 2's and 3's so if your other half is settled then you can't be far behind .
    Hope you get better soon ..
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 16th Jan 20, 12:05 PM
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    Sorry to hear that you are run down at the moment .
    Hopefully it won't last very long . Not sure if you're the type to have a bell , and ring for the others to assist you
    There are obviously many suggestions and remedies that do or don't work . At the first sign in my case , I'd get liquid night and day nurse and neat Jameson's ( not too much ) . I'd also eat whatever I wanted and whenever . Works most of the time .

    Working near Waterloo , is a good location imho . When I used to work in London , I found the best places were Covent Garden ,the strand and Holborn . Soho used to be good not anymore .
    Hope you get a break soon . Things come in 2's and 3's so if your other half is settled then you can't be far behind .
    Hope you get better soon ..
    Originally posted by another casualty
    Thanks AC, I can't take night nurse as it makes me feel like I'm constantly in a lift

    My train lands at Waterloo and I think their office is literally 10 min walk from there One company I was at did a project in Holborn, went there once to visit the DC on the job before we got kicked off it....long story lol xx
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 16th Jan 20, 12:14 PM
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    Purplemumof2
    Heard from my agency bloke and he's going to give the other company a nudge and let me know. I applied direct to one construction company, they are based just outside Waterloo station which would be ideal for me. Still no word from my contact about his place
    Originally posted by Purplemumof2
    Heard from agency bloke and that company doesn't need any DC's for at least 2-3 months but loves my CV so that's blown out of the water. He's getting in contact with a mutual contact and seeing if they have any scope for a DC.

    The CM on this project is fighting hard to keep me and is trying to pin down the director to discuss me managing the onsite management system that enrolls subcontractors, he's hoping to have a response by Monday, so we'll see.
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    • Eyebright
    • By Eyebright 16th Jan 20, 6:33 PM
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    Must be something going around as I've been feeling exactly the same all day today too. Hope you feel better soon PMO2 <3

    Fingers crossed that something shakes loose from the job hunting. Would you be happy to stay where you are in a different role? Your dinner sounds lush! I've got a LM mozzarella burger and home made wedges + salad. Not a veggie, but do love those burgers!
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 17th Jan 20, 9:26 AM
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    Must be something going around as I've been feeling exactly the same all day today too. Hope you feel better soon PMO2 <3

    Fingers crossed that something shakes loose from the job hunting. Would you be happy to stay where you are in a different role? Your dinner sounds lush! I've got a LM mozzarella burger and home made wedges + salad. Not a veggie, but do love those burgers!
    Originally posted by Eyebright
    Thanks EB, the casserole was ok but I think because I'm not feeling 100% I couldn't eat it, I have some for lunch today though.

    I doubt that the company will take me on anyway, the job I'm doing was a 6 months temp to perm role and 2.5 years later I'm still waiting, so seriously doubt that the director in question will agree to the CM's idea.
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 17th Jan 20, 9:49 AM
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    Morning,

    Still feeling Meh!

    Spoke to another recruiter yesterday about a DC role that I had applied for, the job is about half an hour from home and would be perfect. Waiting to see what they come back with.

    7 working days to go to pay day.

    DS has bag packing for the Cadets and DD restarts swimming tomorrow.

    No Pilates this weekend as we have stuff going on, but I've just put my name down for the 25th and am currently 9th on the list

    Not a lot else to report.
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    • hugglemonster
    • By hugglemonster 17th Jan 20, 10:21 AM
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    Hope you start to feel better soon and can take some time out to relax this weekend, fingers crossed you'll hear something positive on the job front soon.

    H x
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 17th Jan 20, 10:43 AM
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    Purplemumof2
    Hope you start to feel better soon and can take some time out to relax this weekend, fingers crossed you'll hear something positive on the job front soon.

    H x
    Originally posted by hugglemonster
    Thanks H x

    Just had another rejection, hey ho.
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    • debtaghh
    • By debtaghh 17th Jan 20, 11:12 AM
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    Sorry to hear about the job. Really hope the right one comes up soon x
    Credit card debt ( May 2019) : 56,918... won't even start on the family debt
    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 17th Jan 20, 12:31 PM
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    Sorry to hear about the job. Really hope the right one comes up soon x
    Originally posted by debtaghh
    Thanks hun x
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    • Eyebright
    • By Eyebright 17th Jan 20, 2:40 PM
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    Sorry to hear about the rejection, fingers crossed it's because something better is coming for you.

    Hope you feel a bit better today. 7 days til payday for me too. Sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead!
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    • Purplemumof2
    • By Purplemumof2 17th Jan 20, 2:42 PM
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    Purplemumof2
    Sorry to hear about the rejection, fingers crossed it's because something better is coming for you.

    Hope you feel a bit better today. 7 days til payday for me too. Sounds like you have a busy weekend ahead!
    Originally posted by Eyebright
    Thanks EB, still feeling Meh xx
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