Words of occasional wisdom from Bruce Oakley

Breathing easier

Posted by boakley59 on January 24, 2009

We got some much-needed help in yesterday’s mail. A check came from the Treasury, and some phone research confirms that my disability claim has been approved.

I am not so happy to be officially labeled so ill, but I am relieved we will be able to “unmax” our credit cards and get off our “don’t buy anything you can’t eat” budget. We also can stop worrying that we will have to quickly sell our house. If there are no further disappointments, we can hope to be nearly debt-free except for the mortgage by year’s end. That’s a welcome reversal from wondering whether we were wise to cling to our home while awaiting the disability ruling.

So, we are breathing a little easier today, starting to budget for debt repayment and home repair instead of wondering how we’re going to pay the utility bills.

Maybe I should try to teach Salsa to give the mailman a break, since his visit yesterday was anything but unwelcome.


3 Responses to “Breathing easier”

  1. Kelly said

    I’m awfully glad for both of you, Bruce! I know what a relief this must be to you.

  2. Stacy said

    That is wonderful news! Congrats.

  3. Eric said

    I’m way behind the curve on this, but: Congratulations! Long overdue.

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