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April 22nd, 2017 at 01:16 pm

Not much going on here; we are in the process of refinancing to pay off the HELOC which is on an adjustable rate and that scares me. We are using Quicken Loans and so far so good. The house appraised to more than what Zillow estimated.

Savings continue to increase but at slower pace this month. We are 62% of our 100% on the "lofty savings goal". I am hoping to be at 75% at the end of the summer. My mom is still with us but I see that she is itching to go home already. I wish she'd decide to stay here with us since I worry about her health and well-being. At 75 years old she is lucid but a bit frail.

I created a menu plan for this week because I've become very lax and lazy about cooking. A meal plan always seems to help me get out of the cooking rut.

This is it for today. Have a great weekend and a good work week.

Update

April 7th, 2017 at 12:54 am

Thank you all for your condolences on my sister's passing. It's been so surreal to think that she is gone. For now, I have to focus all my attention to my mother who is now living with me, hopefully permanently. I lost my sister but she lost a daughter and I can't imagine the pain she must feel. If you feel it in your heart to continue praying for us, I'd be so grateful.

I'm now back to work after 5 days of bereavement. We are getting paid tomorrow as spring break will be next week. I will make a savings deposit which will take us to 61% of our lofty savings goal. I will try to keep plugging along but May will be a rough month because quarterly property taxes will be due.

We hope to clean up our property next week which will keep our minds off of things. Meanwhile, hold each other tight, say more I love you's and don't take anything for granted.

Thank you and update

April 1st, 2017 at 09:17 pm

Thank you all for your sympathy messages. It's hard to believe that my sister is gone. For me the hardest thing is not talking to her on the phone every day. We saw each other maybe once or twice a year as I usually vacationed in her state. She was not able to travel due to her dialysis treatments. My Sis was a caring, compassionate and kind person and she was loved. She passed away due complications of her kidney disease. I am trying to get on with my life because I know the world does not stop for those of us who are grieving for love ones. I will return to work next week and fortunately will have a week off soon after.

On the financial front, we are about a little less than $600 away from hitting the 60% mark of our lofty savings goal. I'm putting some money aside each month to send my nephew (my sister's youngest son) who is in college. My sister took care of me while I was in college with spending money and I will do the same for her son.