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An update

January 12th, 2014 at 06:10 am

2014 has made its entry not in such a good note for us. My MIL was admitted to the hospital last Sunday and she is still there. The super cold front that swept across our nation left us with frozen pipes in our home causing us to be without heat for eight hours in the downstairs of our home and overnight in the upstairs. That was a nightmare! We did have to replace some parts on the furnace, but on the bright side the furnace is running nicely now. We have to consider replacing it in the coming years.

Eating out has also been out of control here and it has to stop. Toppled with my SAD leaving me with zero energy level and my hubby spending lots of time with his mom in the hospital (which I don't mind), we've eating out tremendously. I spent a good amount of time preparing some food items that we can easily combine with other ingredients to make a nice and quick meal. I made meatballs, browned two containers of ground beef, cooked six boneless chicken breast, made chili soup, cooked a pound of kidney beans, made meatloaf for two days worth of dinners and prepared 20 "empanadas". Busy, busy day in the kitchen, but worth it.

The 52 Week Saving Challenge is in motion and I'm on the third week backwards. I lend some money to a relative and the promise of repayment has not come through. I promised myself that I will not do this ever again. I do not want to harbor any resentment towards my own family, so I rather not put myself in this position again. Hubby is still out of a job but has earn some money doing some odd jobs.

Well, this is it. I hope you have a great work week.

6 Responses to “An update”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Definitely not a good start for you or your MIL. I hope things continue to improve and look up!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Having family in hospital can sure add to expenses. Sometimes you just have to save your sanity and take the easier route. Glad you were able to clear the time for the food prep though...I wish the custom of coming to help with housework and bringing prepared dishes to the family with an ill member were still alive. I think in our over-pressured times we still need that custom.

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Hope things turn around soon.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about your MIL. Hope things improve all around.

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    Sorry to hear about all the problems. Did the pipes burst after they froze? I'm wondering if there's a way to avoid that. Apparently they burst when the previously frozen pipes begin to dethaw.

  6. PNW Mom Says:

    Sorry to hear about your MIL....hope she recovers soon.

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