I have 1 kid that will go to the beach early and leave early–there were riots Memorial day weekend that shut Jacksonville beach down from about 5-midnight.
The neighborhood across the street had their firework show last Saturday night. so if we see any fireworks it will be what the neighbors purchased.
1. no medical insurance for the family, just DH. At $50k, we would lose medical from the county, and could not afford $500/month to insure the rest of us.
2. no money left over for food. i mean ZERO. while I could adapt, it would not be a pleasant experience and we would lose assistance from the county as well.
This particular job had quite a few drawbacks, beyond the salary. The only pluses were it was a job, and pushed all DH’s blue buttons (he is a blue, if you’ve ever read Taylor Hartmann’s book The Color Code.)
maybe he could get one of those LifeLine (sp?) services. He would wear a button on a cord around his neck and press it if he needed help. The monitoring service talks to him through a tabletop unit that’s connected to a phone line and can send help if needed. My dad uses one of these, and it’s a tremendous load off my mind to know that he could summon help if something happened. His service is set up through the Visiting Nurses Association in his city. I believe the service costs around $25/month.
but there’s quite a bit which has some decent monetary value. the problem is, they are either bulky i.e., several light stands (for photography?) or really heavy i.e., a pad printing press which will easily sell for $500, or really fragile i.e., a Nikon F4 lens.
So these same friends of ours who moved this weekend left behind a bunch of stuff they told me i could do with as i saw fit (i.e., giveaway, sell, toss). they had a bunch of trash, i took that to the dumpster. they had a bunch of stuff i freecycled as its monetary value was minimal.
He is finally on board!!! I can’t believe it. And in return, I have quit bugging him about any other money he spends. Just getting the eating out under control has made life so much easier, money-wise!!! And it feels good to know we’re headed in the same direction.
if I sell it on ebay, I don’t even know how to box/wrap/ship some of this stuff so it won’t break. garage sale probably not a good idea (?) given the expensive items (?). I’m not a fan of Craigslist–buying or selling I’ve yet to have a single, positive experience.
AND (one more Miracle), next weekend, we are going back to the town we lived in for 20 years, for a funeral. I told him that we could go back to the debit card because it was easier. His suggestion — PULL OUT THE CASH LIKE USUAL, AND SEE HOW FAR IT GOES!
I’ve been trying to follow LS for five years now. It’s been hard because in those five years, we’ve been laid off three times and lived in four different states. All of which made me more determined to get out of debt. We’ve been here in Ohio for two years, and have paid off a bunch of smaller credit cards, an 18-months-same-as-cash, and other various things. Thru this all, Husband has agreed that we needed to get out of debt, discussed the budget with me, and then ignored the whole thing.
All of my experiences have been pretty good… You can do ebay, but specify local pickup. Granted, that will lower the number of potential buyers, but any local sales method will do that. If you want to get an idea of how much shipping to far-away buyers would be, look for people selling similar stuff. You can see what they charge for shipping, and get an idea how much to charge. Then you can decide if it’s worth the hassle to ship.
We will keep applying and hoping things work out the way they are supposed to. One never knows. They may turn around and re-offer him $60k in which case he will be back gainfully employed.