Things have been very busy lately. I feel as though my days just blend together. Because Jesse and I are so determined to get out of debt, I have been working overtime. Most days I am working 5am to 4pm with a shorter day on Friday. I am planning on working 4 hours on Saturday morning now while Jesse takes care of the girls. This will be about 10 hours of overtime a week which will lead to us paying things off faster. Things are going to be tough for a while but the rewards of being debt free will be even nicer. We have to live like no other now, so we can live like no other later, as Dave Ramsey would say.
Jesse is helping out with increasing our income by becoming the girls Volleyball coach at his school. He will be coming home late most nights so he can run practice and go to games. The stipend for coaching is small but it is something. Is it worth not being home with the girls, we will soon find out. Every little bit of extra income will help so we can really start applying more and more to each debt. So far we have paid off 3 credit cards and we are working on our last small one and then it is on to bigger debts like our credit line and Jesse’s car payment. The last step is the student loans and those will take a while.
This determination is something we have passed on to our girls. We have some strong willed little ladies in our house. We have entered the temper tantrum phase. Most of their tantrums center around being on the couch. They are climbing on everything and their favorite place to be is on the couch. They don’t just stop at the couch, they will crawl on to the end tables and over the back of the couch to the kitchen counter. Seriously, these girls are little monkeys. When we pull them off the couch, they get really upset and throw themselves on the floor kicking and screaming. Riley cried for 30 minutes straight the other day with my mom because she couldn’t be on the couch. They get more and more upset with each other also. They take toys from each other, pull hair, scratch and knock each other down. The sibling rivalry is in full swing in our house and this will take place over and over again as the years go by. Oh..the joys of raising twin girls.
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