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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-30-2008, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Life is funny

I cant help wondering sometimes

We live on a very remote farm here in sunny SA ... its under landclaims ... and for a while hubs was feeling very insecure about his job security .. we were both actually very stressed .... gaving to move and what not ... we considered emigration which costs a fortune ....

I was being difficult tho .. I didnt want to leave the farm .. I love it here ..and we dont pay for housing or utilities which is worth a small fortune ....

Anyhow hubs starts looking for work and not much is available for him which is a bit odd .. normally there are plenty of opportunities ....

I decide to take a loan from the bank .. to pay our credit cards .. and to have some savings .... the savings in case we have to leave and then we have money for emergencies.

The loan amount is also a lot less than our credit card repayments .. so we close our CC and have a nice saving amount .

Increases are due this month so we wait for hubbys salary to come in ..... and when I see the amount im shocked ... totally shocked ..... his increase is HUGE ... so much so that when u include the the housing and utilities "worth" we cant afford to leave .. he wouldnt get a salary like this anywhere else in South Africa .... AND im not working ......if we left I would have to got back to work just to pay for transport.

So we sit down and work out sums and I point out that leaving would be insane .....does he want to go back and work like a dog and work overtime again just so we can survive ????

He works hard here .. but we have the company van available .... and he runs the workshop doesnt have overtime and pretty much does as he pleases ... and we are happy .

So decision made .. we stay put

Next thing I get a call from the managers wife .... a farm down the road needs a bookeeper ... would I be interested ????? I phone the lady .....

Ill work 1/2 day for a better salary than in the city ..its a 5 min drive and ill probably start in two weeks ..i see her on Monday to confirm and finalise details .....

now what has me tickled .. if we had left we would have been in the poo ..... now my entire salary will go into savings

im feeling quite smug ....

The moral of my story ???? listen to your gut

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After all you've been through lately, Carol, you and your family certainly deserve a break and some good news. I'm so happy for you.

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The moral of my story ???? listen to your gut
Oh noes! I'm having my guts removed next week!

I love it when things work out. Sometimes it just takes hunkering down and waiting out the storm until the sunshine comes through the clouds. I'm glad it is shining on you.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-01-2008, 09:03 AM
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Heh, that's awesome.
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That's wonderful, I'm glad everything worked out for you!!! How great!


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How exciting! Glad everything is working out for you!
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Carol, after what you've been through, this good fortune was due! I'm so happy for you both.




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I'm glad everything is going so well for you guys, I would be ecstatic with extra money too
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WOOHOO, I am glad that things are working out for you!!!


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