Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dodging Bullets

What a rollercoaster year this is turning out to be.

First creature #2's amnio drama, and then of course, our ever-present financial meltdown. It's not as if I haven't regaled you with how it feels to have a financial Sword of Damocles hanging over your head. I'm sure you enjoyed those laugh-a-minute posts. What I didn't mention was that our deadline was October 1st. Two weeks ago our payments were set to increase by literally thousands of dollars. If we'd moved out of our apartment, rented it and lived in a cardboard box on the beach we'd have still been in trouble. And we have a baby on the way!

We started looking for a larger cardboard box.

Of course we tried to curb our champagne lifestyle. By which I mean of an evening I would say, 'that chair, I mean seriously, how often do we use it? Can I put it on Craigslist?'

Today we received a financial olive branch. The chuffing cavalry finally arrived in the form of a FedEx'd proposal from our mortgage company. More a stay of execution than a plan, but oh Lord the relief.

I feel like I've forgotten how to breathe out.

LK just called to say that he feels like running up to random people on the street and hugging them.

I wish you all half the joy I'm feeling right now, I'm literally laughing and crying.

Stupid baby hormones.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It won't help your financial crisis any, but I'll bring you a cherry pie. Love Fluffy

Little Britainer said...

ooh - you made me almost want to cheer for your mortgage company! Hooray for the cavalry, anyway, and I hope you can breathe more deeply now and enjoy the 'holiday season' as they say over here.

jenny said...

yey! i'm glad you will be able to breathe a little easier now! um, because breathing is VERY important. :)

ExpatKat said...

Thank goodness! I'm still waiting and a little worried that we've missed the 'perfect time' to refinance. ExpatOwl still thinks the govt will have to do something about mortgage rates, so that less people will lose their homes. I'm not so sure they will.

Hyphen Mama said...

Whew! Just in the nick of time. Breathing is GOOD.

Expat mum said...

What a way to live eh? Bloody banks.