Well, heck

My school lost its Veterans Affairs funding, so no more GI Bill through them. There are pending lawsuits against them, and rumor has it that are losing accreditation. Not to mention that they’ve changed the requirements for graduation at least 4 times since I started the program. All around a bad choice by me. But, there’s nothing to be done except see if anyone else will accept their credits (most places won’t because of the accelerated nature of the classes) and hope to keep going. Either that or I give this up as a lost cause and move on to something else. It’s a big decision, but one that may be taken out of my hands if no one else will accept the credits. I’ve applied to a couple of places for a job, so we’ll see how that plays out.

 

Once again I am at a crossroads. Debt is piling up, my poor husband is working overtime for the next 6 months, I may have just wasted over a year in a school that I can’t finish, and it’s Christmas. When it rains, it pours.On the plus side, the presents are already bought, we have a brand spanking new car that should last us a long time, and we’ll be with family for the holidays. I’m not quite sure where that leaves us, except frugal again.

 

Yes, frugal as can be from here on out. While we may be able to get rid of some of the debt, the most important thing is paying all of our bills on time. And food. We’ll have those two things covered, we just won’t have the amount of money left over that we had previously. So, I’m trying to find ways to save money again. Organics are out for all but a few things that are on the worst pesticide list (like apples). Showers are going to be shorter, the heat is going to be turned down, lights are going to be off more often. I’ve already cancelled the few things that we started subscribing to once the money came back. We’ll do just fine actually. Really, the biggest thing we’ve been spending on is eating out. If we quit doing that except for special occasions, or even drop it down to once a pay period, we’ll be golden.

 

This year is ending on a whimper. It’s too bad, it wasn’t going too poorly up until recently. Even now it’s not dire, it’s just frustrating. Well, heck.

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