Thursday, December 17, 2015

Two weeks to go

There are only two weeks left in this miserable year, and I would certainly say that I'm very happy about that.  This year has been awful for our family.  We've had three ER visits, one surgery, and one extended hospital stay, which have all added up to a lot of medical bills, and even with the lower rates we got as a result of the Affordable Care Act, we still owe a lot of people a lot of money.  Add to this the fact that we racked up a lot of legal bills in Rebecca's recent custody battle, and things only get worse.
Even though I only work part time, my hours have fluctuated greatly throughout the year, and even though Rebecca has been putting in an insane number of hours, her company is merging and she could be out of a job by the end of next year.
At the beginning of 2015, we had talked about this being our year. We were going to finish up taking care of outstanding debts, and start putting aside money so that we could get a house in 2016, or maybe 2017, depending on the housing market.  We now find ourselves deeper in debt, and that dream of a house is now on the distant horizon.
So, 2015, you can get out of here as soon as you'd like.  We're done with you...

1 comment:

D. Moonfire said...

While I didn't have nearly as nasty of a year as you, it was a rather dishearting year for me also. I feel for you and I really hope your next year is cheerful and bright.