Though we are experiencing some tough times at the moment, I am determined somehow, someway to come out victorious. I don't know how or when, but it will happen. I'm just stubborn that way.
I cannot let myself fall into fear and worry. Fear paralyzes me and I can't afford to make any rash/wrong decisions. I need to keep my mind clear and plan each step carefully.
I must do all I can to reduce our cost of living even further. I will begin making all of my own household cleaning products and laundry soap.
I will make everything I can from scratch, using my off days to cook ahead for the days I work.
I will reduce the amount of meat I cook with, make my own bread, use all leftovers, etc. If I can make it myself at home, I don't need to buy it!
I'm looking for ways to bring in more income. I don't really want to get a second job as I don't think I could physically handle it - but there's got to be a way I can use my time at home to bring in more money.
Holding yard sales. Selling home-baked goods. Cleaning houses and/or organizing for others. Pet sitting, possibly? Does anyone have any experience in these things or other ideas? I am open to all suggestions.
Alfred is also looking for another job.
No matter what, we must pay the basics: food, a roof over our heads, utilities, transportation, and the IRS. The other debts will be paid as we are able. And we will repay every last cent!