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Feb. 9th, 2013

If money had a face I would punch it.

Geez. I don't complain much about lack of money. But right now it is just ridiculous.
Never had a lot of money to begin with but I always have been good at budgeting and making it work.
Right now?
I have a bleeding tumor of a house in TN that is sucking away a good chunk of money a month now that the renters are gone.
And I have to get it sold and can't rent it out again cause it is in the ex-husband's name and I am sure he would like to move on with his life and buy another house.
Right now I am having a mini meltdown cause I don't know what we are going to do!!!!

The problem comes from the fact that I just graduated from massage school and am starting up my practice. So my income is not that much. And what I do make a good part needs to go back into the business to get it going and/or buy things I need for it.
At the same time I have this house fall back into my responsibility (not that my renters were good and paid the rent on time ever or even all of the monthly rent either). I wish the two didn't happen at the same time. BAD TIMING.

But with our normal life bills, Gracie's care, the two house payments, and business expenses we are in the negatives.

And not for a lack of trying on my part. I haven't had a real day off since the holidays. I am either at the office working, doing paperwork/networking, off seeing horses, at school student teaching, or at the barn helping work off board. So there are NO days off in my schedule. It is sucking the life out of me...my fibromyalgia hates me.
But I have to do it right now. No other way.

I just don't know what to do to make this work. Sure eventually I will get more clients and make a profit at my job. But when?
And there is SO much to do to the house before it can go on the market. I am at the mercy of my dad as to when the major things happen...and he is taking his time on it. The rest..painting and such...is left to us. I am hoping to recruit friends to help with that.

Any thoughts out there??? I am so over my head right now with this I can't see the forest for the trees. I need some sage advice. Or a valium. I am not picky at this point. LOL


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Feb. 10th, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
Ugh, no advice here unfortunately. I'm in a similar boat, started anew life, not making much money yet, and tho we've been able to get out from under our debt and actually have a few extra bucks here and there right now, once I get health insurance all of that is going to vanish.

So, I'll commiserate instead. Lack of money sucks. It's part of starting a new life. And it won't be like this forever, or even for very long.

Hang in there and keep doing that which brings you fulfillment. It'll all catch-up eventually.
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