We went to Julie and Julie last night. The first 3/4 was terrific, very enjoyable, and Meryl Streep really stole the show. But we had to leave because my pain went way beyond what I could manage. It was a 'skin of my teeth' sort of night with hourly debates about whether a trip to the ER was due. I'm very pleased to report that we made it through and this morning things are significantly better. Still bad but not go-to-the-hospital level.
As most of you have read, we are doing the Total Money Makeover and working hard to take down our debt. Through some Herculean stone squeezing we've managed to drop 57% of our income on debt this month. Who knew we could spend less, eat cheaper, drive less, cancel or sell anything within reach and make some significant, lightening-fast improvements to our financial bottom line.
Yesterday I sold gold. I know... who knew? Turns out gold is very expensive right now so I looked into my options like "gold for cash" mail-in deals ~ CAN YOU SAY SCAM! But, a local company, in business 50 years, appraises and then pays cash so we went there. I had a baggie of broken chains and bent, single earrings. A very small bag. We were hoping for about forty bucks as broken closet clutter didn't seem worth anything but I certainly wasn't going to throw it away. Our experience was awesome. An appraiser sorted it all, explained how the jewelry business works, scratch tested the gold (SO COOL) and then offered us $205. That's huge! We took it, happily, to the bank and deposited it in our account and then rushed home to cut a check to the car company. Yippee. That trip to the mall netted us half a car payment.