Regarding the mortgage foreclosure prevention program, I submitted the rest of the documents and info yesterday, and it's been sent off to the home office. After spending untold hours gathering, figuring, typing, and revealing, the hardest part will be waiting to hear if we've been approved. I was told it could take 1-2 months but am hoping that's a stretch. A really long one.
Baby steps going forward:
1. I received payment from Gold Stash. They were apparently not as impressed with my treasures as I was. My payment was $53.63... a digit less than I was anticipating, based on Sarah's experience. Not one to whine more than absolutely necessary, though, that is more than I had before. And payment was fast.
2. I dusted off a few unwanted books to sell online a few months ago and actually sold one last week for $9.26!
3. After this month's payment, one of my husband's medical bill balances will be down to $100! If we weren't looking at a summer month with no paycheck, we could knock that one off this summer. As it is, we'll be knocking it off in September. Woo hoo!
Baby steps going backwards:
1. Our son's toe fell victim to a 95-lb. dumbbell at school on Friday afternoon, leading to a quick trip to Walmart for medical supplies and sandals. Since he's getting no official pay for helping in the weight room with hubby, hubby paid. The good news is that he could move his toe and that it wasn't excruciatingly painful!
2. Right after The Toe incident, son and hubby made a 5-hour trek to pick up a washer and dryer that our daughter's future MIL left behind after her move (daughter doesn't have room for it in the apartment). The cost for gas in our son's truck and food for that quick run - about $250. The value of the w/d - about $1000.
3. Even after being asked not to, someone at school unlocked hubby's office last week and let some of his last period's 'hoodlums' in to get their bookbags before he could get there himself. Some also picked up a few other things while they were at it... like money. Not a fortune, but still....
4. Hubby is a coach. Friday is a fundraiser dinner for the school's booster club, and he's expected to attend. Cost of the ticket, which he gets to pay - $100. Thankfully, we sold our old(est) car last month, so I've pulled out the $100 before the rest was completely consumed by bills, gas, and food. And bills. And gas. And food.
And that's that! Kudos to our debt buddies for any and all successes, even if they may seem tiny. Inch by inch....