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the light is getting brighter

June 26th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Sometimes it's not what you know, but also who you know.

DH has a new job - one that is a M-F position, pays more, has a car allowance and gas compensation program. No more heavy lifting, no more 13 hour days, no more working weekends. We are both so happy. I want to put an exclamation point after that, but my shift keys won't work....

My initial estimate says we'll be able to start saving about 750 a month, give or take. I'm thrilled about that, because life is constantly getting in the way of our savings efforts. Our first goal is to fix our garage which is falling in. That will cost just over 1,000; we have a trustworthy friend doing the work. This will include a dumpster, wood and paying him for labor. We will have that completed before the end of the summer. Next savings project will be for our new roof. I'm estimating 10k, so we'll start saving that much before we get quotes.

I am so happy to know that we can actually start tackling the projects that need to be done, rather than just dream about them in the future. This is a whole new chapter in our lives open. We are truly blessed.

5 Responses to “the light is getting brighter”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Yipee!! A new better job is always a good thing!! Best wishes.

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Congrats for hubby's new job!

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    That sounds great!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    I know how you feel. When DH got his new job in October it felt like there was so much more light coming in to chase away the darkness. It is a wonderful feeling. Congrats on his getting the job.

  5. Jerry Says:

    What great news! Congratulations for your family and for DH, who has to be feeling like his efforts can lead to a better future for himself and his loved ones. That is awesome. Geez, in this economy, the insurance of a car allowance and fuel compensation alone are huge benefits!
    Jerry

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