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It seems like such a long time ago. Hitting rock bottom has that affect on you, I guess. It’s so dark down there, once you claw your way back to the surface, it’s hard to see from whence you came. You guys diggin my proper English? :-)
Dee Dee and I had closed the family business. We had our house, our cars, our kids, our dogs, and a little bit of money. The charge sounded, and together, Teh Bug and I did everything in our power to keep an air of normalcy for our family. The kids went to the same school. They participated in the same activities, and we started rebuilding.
A goal was set, and a carrot was offered. If we could save (x) amount of dollars, we would buy Dee Dee that tri bike of which she had been dreaming. (admit it, you’re impressed with my English skillz). The first six to nine months, our savings account blossomed. As a matter of fact, we almost reached our goal. Then the long drain began. As our savings sank towards zero, the reality of it all sunk in and Dee Dee and I got with the program. We cut our expenses.
Since that time, the needs of the family has changed. We have a son in college, and a daughter who has moved back into the house. We are slowly but surely climbing back onto a sound financial footing. I am pleased to announce that this month, we have reached that goal.
Being a man of my word, we bought Dee Dee this:
If you take material things out of the equation (all material things will return to dust), all a man is left with is his word, and I value mine above and beyond all other things.