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I leave for England next Sunday.  One week to go!  I'm both excited and nervous.

Money is still really, really tight.  Even though I called my bank and talked to them about my mortgage, and how I'm having trouble right now, I'm still getting nasty "Pay now or else!" letters.

For the record, I was having trouble before buying the tickets for England.  I've been having trouble ever since I purchased the house.  Everyone says the first few years are always the hardest, but I think it's just that my job doesn't pay me enough for my positiion and that I have too many expenses.  I think when I get back I'm going to have to get a second job again.  I've been looking for a new job, but it has to pay me equivilent or more than what I make now, and those are proving harder to find.

I really am looking forward to seeing my sister, but I'm also anxious becuase I just know she's going to be harping on me about finances.  I'm trying not to let that dampen my vacation.  I want to have fun!  There are a lot of things we can do that don't cost money.  I guess I'm just frustrated.

So, in that spirit, I'm scrapping all my diginity and posting the link to my GoFund me one more time.  I know a lot of people aren't able to give, so if anyone could pass the link around?  It's honestly more about having money to pay the bills when I get back than the trip itself now.  

https://www.gofundme.com/6m2a43zs

Not really a whole lot else to report.  I haven't been able to go out and do anything becuase I've been saving literally every dime and penny for this trip.  But that's all right.  I have cable, and I've been watching a lot of movies.

My computer is a little off, but I'm hoping it just needs to have the dust shaken out of it for it to work properly again.  Fingers crossed.

Take care, everyone!

Date: 2015-10-04 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songspinner9.livejournal.com
England! One of these years, I wish. My sister gets to travel to lots of countries for her research and conferences (ethnomusicology), but I've only even been out of the country once, and that was when I was MUCH younger and my parents were taking us to Spain and Italy.

I get the crisis, financially, though. We're having to deal with mortgage and bank right now - there's some state help for those of us who are struggling (in our case due to my husband's job loss), so we're currently signing up for some help. Hate it. Wish I could donate, but all I can send is virtual hugs and a request for some pics so I can travel vicariously through you? :)

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