Saturday, May 23, 2009

Dark Clouds Coming!!!

It has been a tough week for us and I don't think we are out of the woods yet. We spent every day this week except for Tuesday at the hospital with my daughter and I have been out of work the whole time as result. Finally we are home and she seems to be doing better but we are still waiting for some test results. We are praying that she is better and that the test will come back negative. We are also thankful for all the thoughts, prayers, and encouraging words our family and friends sent our way.

As a result of being out of work for the whole week, I will not be getting paid for it. Unfortunately, I do not have any more sick time to use at work and we will have to be careful with every penny from now on. We pray this will be a small setback that we can recover from quickly. Knowing a storm is coming and not being fully prepared is a little scary. It has made us realize how important it is to get our finances in order as fast as we can. If we had a fully funded emergency fund, money would not be a worry of ours right now. The situation is what is and we just have fight through it and make it right.

Right now, we are trying to come up with a game plan and I think it should be similar to the one we followed when we found out we were pregnant with Maya. We will have to drastically cutback on our expenses and only pay the important bills, first. It is easier said then done, but we can go without satellite and fast food. Before this happened we had planned to have a garage sale during the first weekend in June and we believe it is a good idea to go ahead with that. More than likely, the yard sale will be at our house with a couple of families joining us. We are trying to come up with other ways to get generate funds and Felicia is trying by getting her online business going. I am still trying to figure out how I can generate extra income as well.

We see the dark money clouds coming and we are trying to get a big umbrella to help us through it. I am a little relieved that we still have some money left over in savings to help and happy that I only had to miss one week of work. I know we are not out of the woods yet, but I pray it is only a money problem and my daughter never has to go through something like this again.

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