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June 8th, 2009 at 07:31 pm

So, I haven't written in awhile, since before my family was suppose to come visit me the first week in April. They did and I'm glad they did. And here is something very personal but my dad died of a massive heart attack the day before they were suppose to fly back home. They originally weren't going to fly out here to California to visit because of airfare prices, but they eventually dropped low enough that they could come visit and I was unknowingly able to see my dad for the very last time. We had a nice ceremony over here for him, since he is a California native and most of his family is from here. I ended up going back with my Mom, brother and sister to Virginia up until last week to help them out a little and to make sure they were going to be okay. So with that, I had to leave the job that I was currently at so that I could make the trip home. It was worth it, because I truly believe family is the most important thing (to me anyways), and nothing should come before them. So now, I'm back in CA and hopefully can find a job again so that I can get back on my feet. Thank goodness for my emergency fund I was able to stay in Virginia for a over a month and still be okay as far as bill wise and I still have enough to cover me hopefully until I find another job. And lucky for me... I paid off my credit cards before I went my family came... so... I have no credit card debt which definitely helped the financial situations so I could focus on other more important things.

When I was back in Virginia, my old retail job was willing to take me back for a short while and was going to pay me what I was making before I left (which is a lot more than they are paying the majority of the staff.) I'd thought about going back since I was going to be in town for a little bit, but I decided against going back for the simple reason that I came back to help my family and if I'm at work all the time, I'm not really spending time with them. And secondly which was part of the main reason was that I would have to buy new clothes and new shoes to come back to work. I didn't bring any work clothes with me and I didn't have proper shoes to go to work in. That retail job doesn't let you wear tennis shoes or sneakers and you have to dress sorta business casual. And all I had with me was tennis shoes, flip flops and denim jeans. So I figured by the time I bought new shoes and new clothes... I basically spent my entire paycheck already. Not worth it.

But yeah that's pretty much it.I think I'm going to change up my blog a little bit and focus more on saving and ways to save rather than the totals in my accounts because it's so depressing seeing it go up just to go back down again. So we shall see how that goes.

12 Responses to “Back to Square 1.”

  1. Blue Eyes Says:

    So sorry to hear about your dad. Hope you find another job soon. Take care!

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    Wow. just wow. I hope you feel better after posting. I can only imagine all you have been through. Your story really reminds me so much of what everyone is trying to achieve on this site. We want the money so that we have it for times when we don't want to think about money.

    I wish I knew something to say other than I think you did the right thing. Every step of the way. I hope maybe your employer replaced you with someone crappy and they want you back. Or I hope that maybe you dont work for a while longer if that is what you need. But I do hope you keep telling us about your life because I think we would get concerned if you don't check in now.

    BTW- my dad died of a heart attack too. He was at home when it happened. It's truly unforgettable, but I hope you are able to bless other memories of your father within your heart.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. ((hugs))

  4. shiela Says:

    I'm so sorry about your dad.

  5. miclason Says:

    ((hugs)) sorry to hear about your dad. I agree with Gamecock, the whole idea behind all the efforts that we make is to be able to NOT think about the money at times like this.

  6. jillybean Says:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Wonderful that you could spend time with your family.

  7. ceejay74 Says:

    Welcome back to the blogs! I can understand not wanting to write about all that while it's happening. Sorry about your loss, and I look forward to hearing about your new saving focus.

  8. north georgia gal Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss! I can't even imagine what you are going through. I agree that family is the most important thing and you did what you should have done. Must have been great to not have the additional worry about money while you were taking care of your family!

  9. Ima saver Says:

    I am so glad you got to see your dad before he died. My father died of a heart attack when I was a young girl. I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. momcents Says:


    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your post reminds me to be thankful for the EF fund that we have. Glad to see your back blogging. Take care.

  11. NJDebbie Says:

    I'm terribly sorry about your Daddy.

  12. lizajane Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about your dad, and glad you got to see him one last time.

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