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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I Can Has a New March, please?

5 weeks until I graduate.

It has been one of those weeks, where everything I tried to do has had obstacles. From writing down the wrong appointment for a doctor 40 miles away to the simple act of making a pasta salad, something has gone wrong with every single thing.

Now, on the good side, I have a fiance I love, kids who are the world to me, health insurance through the state, and I graduate in 5 weeks.

Now, on the bad side, I graduate in 5 weeks, and I posted a partial school to do list in the comments of the last post. My laptop is dead, and I can try to fix it, but it will cost $$. And money has everything to do with the new part of this situation.

Chris and I are postponing the wedding. I may be postponing grad school. In one evening, my family's financial circumstances have changed. It is complicated, and not something to be discussed in a public forum, but there are a lot of factors involved. We, at the moment, do not have enough to pay more than the mortgage each month. Now, things are in process. Mom is liquidating- we are going to pay off the vital things, like car and 2nd mortgage. We are going to pool finances and become one household instead of 2 (mom and I always maintained separate households under the same roof). And we are going to economize. Chris and I are going to strategize as well, but there are lots of factors.

I will have to go back to work. We think by liquidating, it will buy us time for that to happen, because, well, I graduate in 5 frickin weeks. I have not come this far in school to give it up now. But all the extras will go. I may need to drop my personal domain, but I will be sure to announce it and keep the feed directed. I am not sure when my next hosting fee is due. The blog is not going anywhere and internet is on the priority list, especially since we are dropping home phone and cable.

We will survive- broke has never scared me. I am just not sure if I will ever get to sleep again, since surviving broke requires time, and that is at a premium.

I will break down- I need to for my sanity, but at the moment, that is also a luxury I can't afford. Now, well, now I need to go do laundry, since I can't afford to run the washer during the day anymore.