Posts filed under ‘Emergencies’

When life throws you a curve ball

My husband went to his ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) doctor because he’s been having some sinus problems. For most folks, dealing with his sinus issues, the solution is sinus surgery. There are other non-invasive procedures, but, for the most part, some type of sinus surgery is recommended. The ENT didn’t want to put my husband under because he’s a special case. By special, and to give you guys some background, my husband had a kidney transplant almost 10 years ago. Health issues have always been a concern for us and have been one of the main reasons we needed to enlist the help of Dave Ramsey. Before I get too side-tracked, the ENT doesn’t want to do the surgery but recommended a couple things for my husband to do to help. (more…)

March 17, 2008 at 12:04 pm Leave a comment

Car repair update: prognosis not good

In a previous post, I mentioned that we were taking our car in for repair. It’s had an oil leak for quite a while, and it’s just getting worse. We dropped it off last night so the mechanic could have all day today to work on it. But, late this morning, we got a call that we weren’t expecting. (more…)

January 30, 2008 at 3:59 pm Leave a comment

We’ve made a decision to stop our debt snowball — temporarily

To be honest, it wasn’t a hard decision to make. Currently, we have about $30,000 left in two student loans. We’ve been attacking mine aggressively, since mine is the smallest with $9,000 remaining. In fact, we planned on having it paid off by August. But, things have changed. (more…)

January 18, 2008 at 1:12 pm 3 comments

It feels good to not have to use the emergency fund

As I left work the other day, I noticed the brakes were a little off. Off, as in I had to push the brake nearly to the floor board to get the car to stop. My first thought was that something needs to be fixed, but as soon as I say anything to my husband about things like this, he usually dismisses it as me overreacting. (more…)

January 11, 2008 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment


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