This weekend was harder than we thought. Friday morning, I put gas in the car and drove my little moppets over an hour away to my parents’ house. By the time I got home, I was nearly out of gas again. Did I mention that I had already used all my gas budget for the next two weeks?
And we were going out of town to help my in-laws with some work around their house?
Well, there wasn’t much choice. We had to use the money allotted for automobile service to buy more gas to get outta town.
I didn’t get too bummed out about that since we were able to solve that problem without setting ourselves too far back. And guess what? While we were at my in-laws, the Man of the House got the necessary tools to perform oil changes on our car himself. So, in a way, we did use the money on car service.
But I am a little discouraged about finding extra income. As I said previously, controlling the spending to keep from going further into debt is an essential step. But it’s not helping me to ditch the debt.
I’ve found a few interesting options online, but they all seem to take A LOT of time, on the computer and that’s time away from my children. If I get the hang of it, I’ll let you know. I was looking for a job I could do from home, like childcare, but so far, that hasn’t panned out either. I had a good talk with “Lady’s Mom” this morning and she’s so encouraging.
I know there will be days where it’s difficult. That is why I started this blog, to share with others how I manage to get through the tough times, when I start to feel trapped by the commitment to debt.
But, remember, I am writing a success story. Just give me a few years to get to the end.
Well, I gotta go. The Man of the House is turning another year older and I still haven’t bought his birthday present.
Huh? Buying presents??? Don’t worry, I’m not even going to look at my credit card. I’ll let you in on the secret tomorrow.