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Math Is Not My Subject

Lesson learned.  Don't try to put together a blog post at work, especially when it is math related.  Yesterday I had a lot of down time at work.  So I worked on my Net Worth for January 2013.  When I finished it, I myself was very impressed with my growing Net Worth, which should have been my first clue that something was not right.  I went ahead and posted it and it was definitely miscalculated. Thanks Sluggy and Tanner for keeping me honest.   I have corrected it and and now moving on.

Oh, and yes we are upside down in our rental house.  We refinanced before the bubble burst to put my husband through school and *poof* the market tanked!  We still managed to buy our new home 18 months ago with the upside down mortgage on the rental.  At the time I was working full time at a stable job for over 8 yrs and my income was enough to cover both mortgages.  But, oh how things change!

But, God is in control even when I am not.  So, I have learned to take it one day at a time and do the best I can for that day.  I still like to plan for the future and set goals and dates for this and that but my experience is that God takes care of my family's needs no matter how bad my math is.

That does not stop me from setting goals as I like to see the progress that I have made.  I just don't get to worked up about it when things don't always go my way.  If I did, I would pull my hair out.

Today I am going to try like heck to get at least five things listed for eBay before I take mom to her pre surgery appt and CT in Orlando.  After that, mom says she is going back to her home until her surgery on Friday.  But that can change.  If she does go home tonight, I think I can get a few more things listed this evening.  We will see......

I have to work the  rest of the week... with Friday off of course for mom's surgery.      We are hoping she is only in the hospital for a couple of days after that.

Off to take pictures for eBay..... have a great Tuesday!

Proof of my math Challenges


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sluggy said...

Well taking refi cash for schooling explains it.....I did not know. And don't be beating yourself up over it, alot of folks got caught up in bad timing/bubble popping/recession crap. I truly believe hings work out one way or another. You make your priorities in life and do the best you can.....let's all any of us can do.

I'm praying this latest difficulty for your mom goes well and she's well and home quickly.

PS. I didn't know you had another blog and you were a thrift store hound/reseller? That's a good talent to have.....albeit dangerous in some people's hands(mine).lol

peppylady (Dora) said...

Toward the end of the month I like to
adventure out and stop in some different blogs and I came over from
“Carlas” blog “My half dozen daily” and/or “It's Me
Sam...Your title for this post caught my eye “Math is not my
subject” well I'm no math wiz...but it been a verrrry long time
since I balance a check. Even before I had any children and the
oldest one will be 25 in September.

I have to honestly say I'm not sure
what our net worth is. But I figure it doesn't matter much...Anyhow
we like living frugally.

If you fine the time stop in for a cup
of coffee


CentsToSave said...

The refi for education has worked out for the long run. Husband has a great job he loves. Previous to that he drove a gas tanker. And at the time.... the refi was a great idea! lol!. Who knew everything would change so drastically. Oh well.... it will all work out.

Thanks for your prayers for mom. She is such a trooper... she amazes me everyday with her great attitude.

Oh yes.... I love thrift stores and reselling. It is a lot of work, but I do love it! Again.... my lack of math skills may be a huge stumbling block :)

Live and Learn said...

We certainly all make mistakes. I think it's good that you are trying to keep track of your finances and your net worth. It's about time for us to update our net worth.

I am sending good thoughts to your mother, you and your family.