I used to be on this board every day, but boy has IVillage really made it hard to connect with such great people as we have on here.
My access was denied for a month (last posted on 5/29) and I so tried to get back on and reply to you all.
Norma - less than 9 months and a new job prospect - awesome!!
Galstorelady - Selling the store? When did that issue come about, how and why? I just can't see you working for someone else, unless you can run it!
Serenity - Congrats on the nuptuals and what a great budgeting result!
Becky - how goes it on the new budget?
And all else, I have missed you.
My update, I am working really hard, but it is paying off. The tide is turning and I am building my own client base. I still see putting almost everything I make back into the business through the end of summer, but then I should be able to pay myself and have a base. I do pay myself for mileage and expenses, but no wages until the base is in place. Should keep our taxes low this year with kids in school as well.
DD21 is heading to England later this month to study over there. DSS19 is doing some manual labor this summer, working longgggg days, and he is slimming down, getting more mature and seems to have really grown as a person a lot since the hard work kicked in. DH is going nuts at work with a big change that happens over the 4th, so he will work and we will stay home.
Yes, the job change was like jumping off a cliff, but now the parachute sees to be opening and hopefully before long I will be spreading wings and flying. My goal is to get to my previous salary within 5 months, then I should start exceeding it by next year - which is only an 18 month setback. That 18 months has been scary, but I just have to really keep working and having faith and when I think we are at the end, a check shows up! Last week it was a check from our remortgage out of the blue. Prayer helps!