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Found on the ground....and other updates

February 5th, 2009 at 04:22 am

I was pumping gas today when something that blew across the parking lot caught my eye, and it looked a whole lot like MONEY!! It was a $5 bill!! HOly cow!! I used to think I was lucky to find a dime or a quarter, but this was like winning lotto Smile

I'm way behind on blogging and reading and updating my grocery spending spreadsheet, and even updating my checkbook. I've been very busy working. I logged 60+ hours at my part time job for the last two weeks, and I'm happy about that, since there is no full-time job yet.

My full-time career is in IT and I've only been called for one interview. I'm waiting (not-so-patiently) to hear if they will hire me. I've applied at other companies also, but haven't been called for any interviews. It led me to the drastic step today of sending my resume to a recruiter for a position in one of the larger cities that is about 200 miles away. It's a shot in the dark, but since the recruiter thought I had a nice match for the skills, I decided to go for it. It would mean commuting back & forth from home every week and spending just weekends with DH. I'm not thrilled at all about that, but if it means we don't get further in debt and/or lose everything, I'll do it. It would be for a 6 month contract, with a possible expansion. I'm trying not to dwell on the emotional negative aspects of it, and instead thinking of it totally with a positive financial slant. The opportunity presented itself, so I must act on it!

5 Responses to “Found on the ground....and other updates”

  1. cptacek Says:

    Oh girl, that is what I'm doing right now (long commute). Yes it sucks, but it is better than losing everything!

  2. Carolina Bound Says:

    I would be excited by a $5 bill too! I found a quarter and dime together not too long ago and felt filthy rich!

  3. gamecock43 Says:

    $5 blowing across the ground!! never heard of that.

  4. dmontngrey Says:

    Wow, I was excited about a dime the other day. Paper money is a rarity!

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Nice find!

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