Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Money Troubles

I thought I was stressed when I wrote the last post!  The hubs had been unemployed since June.  We were OK for the first few months, but now I'm really feeling the pressure of the vice grip that is debt.  We have no credit card debt, thank God, but a car loan and two other "small" loans, in addition to my very old student loan.  Courtney finally found a truck driving job (I never got around to posting about how he went to truck driving school and how unhappy I was with that decision).  They're working him to death for a pittance, but it's better than no income.   So now, on top of homeschooling, working, parenting, cooking, laundry, etc, we're having to dig ourselves out of this hole.  To say that it's been a strain on our marriage would be an understatemnet.  That subject requires a post of its own, but it's not within the scope of this blog to tell ALL my business. 
I think I'm coming out of the depression I was in for a number of weeks.  I do have many blessings to count, after all.
As for homeschool, I've concluded that I'm going to have to go with a boxed curriculum.  I don't really want to (nor can I afford it right now), but I just don't have the time & energy to put lesson plans together!  We are doing pretty well overall. We make adequate daily progress and the girls do get a lot out of what we do.  I just wish we could do MORE.  Money is not everything, but it sure does make life a little easier all around, doesn't it?