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Well, I thought I would just give a brief update on our situation. We did file Chapter 7, and our creditor/trustee meeting is scheduled for August 21st. The relief from the constant phone calls has been very welcome! :)

Now for the whining . . .

Today my husband lost his job. Since I am currently unemployed also, that means that our only income is from his construction work that he has continued to do on the side. Since relying on that as his only source of income is part of what got us into the mess we are currently in, it's pretty doubtful that we will be able to survive on that for long (since it wasn't even enough when the construction industry was booming, which it definitely is not now). Jobs are hard to come by in our area since a large part of our population worked in either the real estate or the construction industries--and now they're all looking for jobs too. I've worked occasional part-time or work from home jobs, but for the most part I've stayed home with my kids and haven't worked full-time in several years, which will make it hard for me to find a job also.

And to top it all off, a lady backed into the side of our car in a parking lot today. This is the used car that we just bought a couple of months ago with borrowed money from my in-laws so that my husband had a car that would get good gas mileage for his 175 mile round trip commute to work. Now that he no longer has that job, the ideal thing to do would be to sell the car and pay back my in-laws, but now we'll have to put that off until we can get it repaired.

It just never seems to end! :(

sorry to hear that will get better.filing for chapter 7 was
a step in that direction.just know that whenever you need to
vent we are here for you.

Sub: #1 posted on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 05:49

paulmergel paulmergel
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did the lady who backed into your car have insurance, or was she uninsured? You would be entitled to a replacement (rental) vehicle while yours is in the shop being repaired. Even if you just had liability only, the at-fault person is responsible for returning the item she hit (your car) into pre-accident condition. Glad your husband wasn't injured at least, THAT would have made things even worse! Good luck and I hope he can find another job soon.

Sub: #2 posted on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 06:35

smo65d11 smo65d11

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Thanks, guys. Yes, smo,the lady does have insurance, so at least that's good. I hadn't thought about a rental car, but that's good to know since I was already wondering what we are going to do while that one is in the shop.

Sub: #3 posted on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 09:23

alias1958 alias1958

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Oh, and I can't believe I forgot to post about the other development this week. My husband has a very enlarged prostate and an extremely high PSA reading, both of which could be possible indicators of cancer. He currently has a bladder infection, so that could also be a contributing factor. The urologist wants him on antibiotics for six weeks before taking another PSA reading, so we won't know anything for sure until after that. We're not TOO worried as he is younger than what most men are when they develop prostate cancer, BUT the possibility is there and is another worry right now.

Sub: #4 posted on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 09:28

alias1958 alias1958

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have him drink tons of water and cranberry juice, or take a cranberry supplement. And I mean a TON of water, a gallon a day, although he'll have to work up to it if he's not used to drinking that much. No coffee or sodas. It will help you save money too!

Sub: #5 posted on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 09:52

smo65d11 smo65d11

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I am so sorry to hear about all this. I totally understand how you feel. it seems like when it rains it pours. As I have been told many times, keep your faith up. Believe that it will get better!!! (I am one to talk....I know how easy it is to be a pessimist instead of an optimist), but hey, it is good advice anyway. LOL :wink:

Here for ya if you when you need us.

Sub: #6 posted on Tue, 07/29/2008 - 06:15

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Thanks again, everyone! We're still hanging in there and hoping for the best in all directions!

Sub: #7 posted on Tue, 07/29/2008 - 20:20

alias1958 alias1958

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People have always told me that, "God won't give you more than you can handle." Just keep this in mind and things will eventually get better.

Sub: #8 posted on Fri, 08/01/2008 - 19:54


Yes, I believe that. Thanks, guest!

Sub: #9 posted on Fri, 08/01/2008 - 20:03

alias1958 alias1958

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Dang Alias. Sorry to hear about all your troubles and I hope everything works out ok.

Sub: #10 posted on Tue, 08/05/2008 - 12:56

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