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September 27th, 2006 at 08:17 pm

As my bio says I am a currently single widow in my 40s. I have been a member of this site for a long time. I tend to lurk. I read these blogs back when they were called journals. I have always found them inspiring and I found I wanted one.

My greatest financial liability (besides large student loans) is my house. We bought the 2400 sq ft house about a year before I was widowed and I have found it difficult to maintain on a single income. It is on quite a bit of land which is running wild. I am neither capable of maintaining the land nor paying someone to do it. The mortgage on the house is reasonable but it still stretches my budget. I have considered selling it. I would love to move to a condominium or a small house. HOwever the prospect of selling the house terrifies me. I am not certain why.

The other thing going on financially besides my chronically lousy budgeting is an issue with my computer. I really would like another laptop. Actually I almost need another laptop. I have been pricing them on e-bay and the ones I want are running between $200 - $300. This is not an urgent need. (Although if something happens to my current one it will become urgent. I have been inspired by Koppur's Lamp Fund and have decided to set up a Computer Fund

I started it tonight with $10.00

7 Responses to “Hello”

  1. JanH Says:

    Hi! Maybe the prospect of all that stuff you have to go through to sell something is the sticking point. It is crazy all the paperwork and stuff! I've just recently added the idea of setting up funds for things myself. I think it's really going to work for me.

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Good luck!

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Welcome aboard (even though you've been lurking for a while). Smile
    I'll be cheering for you to sell your house... and fast! We sold ours not too long ago, and it was a tremendous burden off my shoulders.

    As for the computer, if you have any doubts about it, please don't forget to start archiving and backing up any data that you don't want to lose in the event of a catastrophic failure. I myself have just dusted off an old CD burner a few days ago just for that express purpose.

  4. LuxLiving Says:

    Hi Sarah!! Welcome in out of the lurching dark! Big Grin

  5. LuxLiving Says:

    LURCHING?? funny! I mean lurking, right? You don't seem like a lurch kindof gal, do you? Nahhhh.

  6. Ima saver Says:

    Welcome Sarah! I know how you feel about your house. mine is 3200sq ft. on 2 acres that has to be moved all the time. I wish we could build a house on a wooded lot so we would not have all this yard work.

  7. koppur Says:

    Welcome to the boards! Smile Good luck on the Computer Fund! Remember: every penny counts! Big Grin

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