Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tuesday, Try and set a new goal....

     This has been such a weird year.  We all really are just trying to survive in this crazy epidemic.  I am sure at least with me, it has affected the way I approach life.  After the house fell through yesterday, I went back to the blog page where I have posted goals for the last few years. Many of the things I listed just will not take place, but one of the goals was to have a new grandchild and I was reminded that B was not even supposed to be able to have children and I will get two babies this summer!  I mean really does anything else matter?

     We have been working very hard on the house since the first of the year and there is still much more to do.  I think the wind is out of my sales, right now and I just have to readjust my goals a little.  We can't go on a mission until there is a vaccine, so that is out.  I can still serve where needed in my community as soon as I deem it safe.

     Financial goals have really been thrown out the window by me, since every penny (other than my savings, of pennies and 5 dollar bills and all my excess change) has gone into house improvements.  I really need to concentrate on trying to get something paid off.  I am going to turn my efforts into a couple of goals.

     The shop is really down in because of the virus, but it is slowly picking back up.  The fact that we have not gone anywhere and we have not been able to really spend any money has made somewhat of a difference in our bottom line.  It has offset the fact that no real money has come in in the last 2 months.  Now I need to start concentrating on paying something off.

     Remember how lazer focused I was  on paying off the house last year?   I have decided that I am going to focus my energy on paying off the car.  It is at zero percent, but has a huge payment.  $500.00 a month.  Once that is paid for, I will concentrate on the money we borrowed for fixing up the house.  We are not debt free, but I feel like we are becasue the house is gone.

     Today I am going to run to another insurance agency and see is I can get a better rate for my homeowners insurance.  I might not but it is worth a try. Kim has let several of her money saving skills slip a little, and I need to sharpen back up.

     Have a any of you felt like some of your goals have gone by the way side?

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.



  1. I didn't even register before that you had a goal of having another grand child. I'd love them too, but not anything I can do anything about so wouldn't think of it as a goal. Paying off the car, that sees a very good goal.

  2. The car is a great goal.
    We all need to count our blessings. We are so fortunate to have what we have and so blessed. Material things come and go - family and friends remain.

  3. One of my goals went up in smoke today and I cried for an hour, sobbed. I am grieving. Paying off anything is a good goal. I highly discouraged my children from having babies, not forever.

  4. I think it might be better to say that one of your HOPES was to have a grandchild. A goal is something we can work toward and achieve ourselves. One can certainly pray about having a grandchild, but I'm afraid that is the end of your powers! :)

  5. Wondering if maybe a 1 story home would be better for your husband and his health issues. So maybe it will work out for the best as difficult as it is right now.

  6. I know I felt defeated when we lost the old homestead and then the house Hubby bought for our anniversary in 2008. I really struggled to refocus and put one foot in front of the other to build it back up. We sat down yesterday and worked out a plan to make it through the next 4 months without pulling from the CD unless its to cover the business which is slower than molasses due to Covid.