iVillage Member
Registered: 10-01-2008
Mon, 02-24-2014 - 4:34pm

My world is spinning.....it's spinning wildly.  But this time it's weird, because none of this wildness is bad.  For once in our lives, it is ALL good!

I know you have heard the saying "Good things come in three's".   Well ....here's my little fairy tale as it's stands today. 

1)  Some of you have chatted and watched me post about everything since October 2008.  Thank you for sticking with me, both oldies & newbies here.  You've may have seen my count down.  I think I seriously started about a year ago.  As of today, last weeks earnings (paid in arears) will finish our bankrupctys payments.  I am just waiting on the official discharge from the Trustee.  Which I understand may take a couple of weeks and by law we are obligated to continue paying the weekly payments.  Not to fret, all that money will be considered savings as any overpayment will be refunded.  Techinally according to the Trustee records, we only owe $234.  So as of today....I am actutally working to bring home the bacon!!!!! 

2)  I have hinted at this in the past.  Once we are offically discharged from Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, I am RETIRING!  My health is not perfect, I commute a heck of a long way and hubby said it's time.  I will not argue that point!!!!  BUT........and here's the BUT.......read the suprising news in #3........

3)   I think I would be more comfortable posting this when things are a little more finalized.  I will post more details about this later, but it's all GOOD!!!! 


Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Mon, 02-24-2014 - 5:10pm
Are teasing us with a suprise???
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-10-2003
Tue, 02-25-2014 - 6:32am
I'm so happy for you!! I know I haven't been here as much lately (really struggling with the weather and overall energy levels) but I think about you often! I can't wait until you are discharged (with a nice little cushion of money that they will owe you!!!) What a way to start retirement (or is there something you are holding back . . .???? :)

Bex -

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008
Tue, 02-25-2014 - 8:07am
Oh I smell working from home.....Let us know. I am so proud of you two!!
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-30-2012
Tue, 02-25-2014 - 11:39am
Norma, I am incredibly proud of you! I am happy to hear about your surprising news, and can't wait for the next installment!
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 02-25-2014 - 9:51pm
Norma, I am so happy for you! you have shown that perseverance and trying to be positive can make even a seemingly insurmountable situation something that can be survived. Best wishes for happy days ahead!
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-27-2009
Wed, 02-26-2014 - 3:58pm

I am SO SO SO happy for you both! You made me tear up a little reading your last 3 updates <3 You are an inspiration for us all. You have worked so very hard...

I can't wait to find out the teaser :)

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-02-2011
Mon, 03-03-2014 - 12:22pm

Congratulations! We've watched your struggle for a long time, often wishing there was something we could do. I'm very glad you've finally reached the end of your journey. I hope you and your family can now have more choices in general, but in particular the choice to get the healthcare you want.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-10-2009
Mon, 03-03-2014 - 3:58pm

I am so happy for you and your husband. You two have worked really hard and have been a wonderful inspiration for many people who have been in over their heads with debt. Thanks for sharing all of these years :).


student loan paid off 2010

Bathroom remodel loan paid off 2013

Pending Car loan to be paid by the end of 2014!!!!!