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Monday, March 15, 2010

Money Woes and Lots of Stress

Things have now reached the point where we can no longer ignore them. It's been nearly a year since Ryan's pay at Fred Meyer was cut by 4% and his hours were cut back to part time. He went back to school to keep student loans at bay (which will be $800 a month when we DO have to start paying them back.)
We have come to the conclusion that we need to sell our house, and find somewhere to rent that doesn't cost more than our current mortgage and has lower utility costs. I will miss our ward and I don't know where we will go (we have yet to find somewhere that meets our needs and is within our price range.)
There are things that still need to be done on our house, but I don't feel like I can do most of them myself and Ryan doesn't have the time or motivation to finish them off. So I think the best thing to do is to do my best to get it clean (with the help of my kids :P) and get it on the market right away; then we'll just have to see what happens.
I need to put my trust in the Lord, exercise a little faith, and trust that things will work out for the best.

6 comments:

Cardon Times said...

Oh, Caranna! I know this must be so hard. My thoughts are with you. Best of luck. Money is so hard and yucky sometimes.

Katie said...

Maybe you could try the Housing authority. You might want to call because sometimes there is a waiting list. Have you looked into it? You could get a 3 bedroom for a reasonable price, and there are washer and dryer hookups but no dishwasher (kind of a bummer.) Hope that helps!

Katy said...

Hugs! Love you!

Callie, Shawn and Braxton said...

I'm sorry to hear that. It's tough these days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Raree said...

I'm so sorry. Isn't money just a pain? At least it is when you don't have quite enough, huh. It's hard, but I know you have the strength to get through it; you and Ryan and your sweet family have the love and strength to make it. I know the Lord will take care of you. Love to you!

Sally said...

Good luck! I am sure it will get better.