i am loathe to announce that the job offer was rescinded pending some stuff that needs to be cleared up on husband's end. it was supposed to be taken care of before his start date, so all would be ok. it was not taken care of in time, and we suspect they found someone else to fill the position. however, once he gets the letter stating all is clear, he will be eligible for hire and hopefully they will have something for him to do soon.
the issue should be cleared up in about 2 weeks. who would have guessed all these requirements to work for a hospital.
until we've gotten that worked out, he is still at the factory, still third shift, we still barely see each other. heard from a recent contact about a potential good job here in town, so he will be pursuing that as well.
i have an interview in a major east coast city at the end of the month to potentially get out of here. should that pan out, i would want to eliminate as much of the debt as possible while our cost of living is so cheap here. it costs quite a bit more to live in that major city.
the debt attack is going swimmingly. i have 1/8 of the loan balance in savings to throw at the loan at the end of the month. there may be some expense associated with the paperwork that husband will be dealing with in 2 weeks, so i don't want to throw this chunk of cash at the loan until the end of this month. after that, it is ON.
it will feel good to have all that behind us.
i am remembering how i handled the finances when we had one monthly and one weekly paycheck before. monthly paycheck is much larger, of course, so the regular bills get paid and the rest is paid to savings. weekly paychecks take care of the gas, groceries, incidentals and the rest is paid to savings. as long as i remove the money from the checking account once we have the things we need, it doesn't get spent. if i leave it there, it magically disappears. (magic = husband fritters away money very easily. fortunately for him, i love him dearly despite this
i am back on the learning curve for this stuff again... whew.