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And how deep can the pit be that we need to crawl out of?

May 23rd, 2018 at 01:08 pm

We received notification at the beginning of the month that we owed an additional $3K to the high school. There was a new tuition manager this year, our scholarship package has always been a consistent amount (from the Diocese, the school, and various scholarships). Our son didn't receive one scholarship this year (for the $3K) but the assistance is always one line item. (I should add that we've had a student at this school for six consecutive years and there has never been a problem).

An account reconciliation showed we weren't on the list of CCW Scholars and the amount was reverse. So I had to borrow money from my father, who was totally fine with it. I always said that I would only ask for money for my kids. That happened.

So, I am eight days away from completing my graduate certificate in OD (and I'm doing well). I meet with the career counselor tomorrow. DH's last paycheck is 6/1. He has a promising opportunity with his old boss, but that company is in a reorg structure now. I've decided to look into temp agencies come 6/5.

I managed a small get together for my oldest daughter to celebrate her graduation from community college. I did a brunch and fed 15 people for about $60. That included a memory frame for $8. I also spent an additional $8 on flowers.

We've also depleted our flex spend money and all medical/rx is out of pocket. The latest rounds of DH's PET and CT scans adds another $1,600 to the balance of what we owe. Oh well, the Earth will continue to spin and the sun will continue to set and rise.

But we're healthy and reasonably happy and still have many blessings to be thankful for.

7 Responses to “And how deep can the pit be that we need to crawl out of?”

  1. Rose. Says:

    I'm dreading the medical bills we will get soon for my DH.

    Always thankful for the blessings.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Hang in there! You will make it. Like you said the Earth is still spinning!

  3. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Good luck! You can make it out alive. What happened with the home sales and finding a downsized place?

  4. Amber Says:

    Congratulations to your little one on graduating and my fingers are crossed for the new gig for the hubby

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Ugh--that's a punch. But your tuition bills are fading and you have plans!

  6. CB in the City Says:

    That must have been hard to hear with everything else that's going on. Kudos to your dad!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Wow- way to wait til the last minute … (the school)

    We're getting close to 70% of our FSA money - I'm hoping I can avoid an MRI on my shoulder ...

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