Thursday, January 18, 2018
Thursday,Organizing mom.. and the car:(
It seems that having Sissie here makes these decisions easier. They had to be made and mom seems to be taking them rather well. Which surprises me. But Sis has her ways with mom that I don't. Lil sis can get mom to do things I can't get her to do also. We each have our gift so mom is very lucky. It would be nice if she was a little more grateful, but when you are losing control and function every day, it must be scary.
We took the car into the shop yesterday. I do not know what the outcome will be. But we have to face the fact that the car has 150,00 miles on it and it will require major work. We put the new clutch in for $950.00. Now we are putting in another large sum of money. We may possibly be facing another couple of thousand in the near future. So now we could be spending $4000.00 on a car that is not worth $4000.00 It is a 2010 model. We are also making at least a year and 4 months of car payments. We just have decisions to make and I don't ant to buy a new car. I don't want to buy a newer car, I don't want a car payment.
We do have mom's car as a back up and I will do everything I can to keep from adding any new debt to my life.
In the mean time look at my #'s. I am down $500.00 on the studio loan. The house sits at $46,601.38. I also paid $450.00 to the Sewer loan and hope to be able to get that below $7,000 this month. It will depend on the car.
So that is where we stand. I feel good about the progress. I am a little deflated about the car but that is what the emergency fund is for.
I just sent Sis and mom out to lunch and mom was so excited. I need to run some money to our personal bank today. So I am off.
Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.