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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

No Worries Here (ya, right)

When I first started this blog, I decided it wouldn't be a "bitch about my kids, work, life" type blog.

And I am not going to bitch ... but ... the thing that worries me is that I have the following going on in my life and I am not feeling worried or panicky or stressed.

1) My house balloon note is due this September. When I bought it, I had every intention of selling this summer because I would have an empty nest. Well, it's MICHIGAN, poor real estate market and I haven't had one call on my house yet. I probably will have to refi , grrrr, fees and higher rate will mean higher monthly payment.

2) My auto lease is up June 10th. I have no idea what to get. I have had Explorers for the last 5 leases, but with gas prices and the actual lease payment, I need to scale down to something cheap ... cheap as in a dorky little makes-me-feel-unsafe car.

3) My job of 21 years may be headed to an end. It is in the auto industry, again, MICHIGAN, ugh... and there is a good chance I won't have a job by the end of the year.

4) Love life? Bwa-haaaa-haaaaa What's that?

5) Health insurance ... it appears we all will soon be covering our own premiums at work ... if we want insurance. At $1,053.00 a month, I think I may soon be without.

Maybe it's because I am losing weight that I am not freaking out about my future. Or maybe I am losing weight because of it all. Either way, I'll take the weight loss as the one good thing that is happening!

16 comments:

Joan said...

Wow, that is a lot. I think it's good you mentioned all this in your blog. I have seen a few stories about the housing market in Michigan. Things have slowed down here as well. It appears like you have a great attitude. I hope it all works out. Keep us updated.

Dixie said...

Good lord girl, how are you doing it? I hope things work out for you.

Hey, did you ever decide on doing a cleanse?

Nancy said...

Joan: Yep, MI is not the place to live lately!

Dixie: Yes, I decided I MUST do the cleanse, I just haven't decided when! Soon though ... I am sure I will have to post about it afterwards, lol

Kevin Charnas said...

Holy smokes...Oh Nancy...I'm sorry all of that is going on. I'm sending good thoughts your way. And adding vodka would be good too, huh?

Michael said...

Geez Louise. Hang in there.

1. Tried helping you there...my friends that would be interested can't off their current apartment condo that they're practically giving away.

2. Ford Fusion...sign and drive for $250 a month. My neighbors that visited me in April have one and love it.

3. Start looking now vs. waiting to see how things take shape.

4. Engineer. Need I say more.

5. Hmmm...not sure about that one.

San said...

Maybe your'e not freaking out because you know in the scheme of things, these are really only minor "bumps" in the road of life.

Nancy said...

Kevin: Vodka, Indeed!!

Michael: No insurance is way better, lol

Sandi: you mean things could get worse? Like I might gain 50 lbs? Yep, that would be worse than my dilemma, lol

Thanks ya'all ... but like I said, for some reason, I am not freaking out ... things usually happen for a reason ... hopefully these are for a good reason =)

Betty said...

I have driven Toyota’s for 24 years … three I purchased and drove for 7 years ..turned in and received approximently $2000 back to purchase a new car. Good gas mileage, low repairs and drive like dynamite. I am a Camry girl. I suggest you call Suburban Toyota in Troy. Here is their latest special…see Jeannie too…she is easy to work with.

Toyota Camry starting at $209/mo*

Call Jeannie at 248-519-9636

LE - 4 CYLINDER - AUTOMATIC - WELL EQUIPPED

*$1,999 total due at signing plus tax, title, and plate. Based on Tier 1+ credit approval. 36 months with 12k miles per year. All rebates to dealer. Must take delivery from dealer stock by 5/19/07. Picture may not represent vehicle. See dealer for complete details.

Margie said...

I know it's a cliche' but it was my New Year's resolution ..."If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it",

Nancy said...

Betty: Thanks for the info, do I know you? lol

Margie: I concur, I too have said that, that's why I think I am not stressing over it all.

Tiff said...

I'm right there with ya, sister. But don't worry - my mom said we can always move in with her, and I'm sure that goes for you as well. Now, if we can just find a cardboard box big enough . . . .

Oh, The Joys said...

Breathe deeply. Time is the answer.

Gnightgirl said...

When it rains, it pours, doesn't it?! I'm glad you're handling a challenging time right now. A very wise woman once said to me "wine is cheaper than counseling." Let us not forget that!

LOVE the pic of you and your Bryan; it made me very happy.

Nancy said...

Lori: Thanks ~ I'll drink to that.

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Wooo....that's a lot of stuff to worry over!

And it's funny...I read your first line ""bitch about my kids, work, life" type blog."

That's EXACTLY what my blog is...it's why I started blogging in the first place! ;)

Nancy said...

Stacy: That's ok to bitch on your blog, I just save my bitching for real time ... right at them, LOL

Your way is probably nicer =) vent and they won't know.