Six months ago today, we used a credit card. We haven't touched one since. This is huge. I'm fairly certain that has never happened in 25 years of marriage. It's been a double-edged sword. Not using a card cut into our dwindling supply of cash. What was tight before, has become nearly unbearable now. The cushion isn't there anymore. But it really wasn't a cushion, was it? It was a false sense of security that finally caught up with us.
The past six months have been the most difficult, financially speaking, that we've ever had. That's not going to change anytime soon. I do believe that if we can survive the next six months on the right path, we're going to be a whole lot better off and will be able to breathe a bit.
We can do it. I know we can. For now, I'm holding my breath waiting for the worst of the financial storm to pass.