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Hello, It’s Been A While!

April 11th, 2020 at 08:23 am

Well where have the months gone? It’s been forever since I’ve blogged and now I can see that my blog is now retired - it says the last entry is December 2018 however I know I did do a couple of entries last year but I think they got wiped when the site got hacked. Anyway I miss you guys and I have been lurking, just haven’t got around to actually doing a blog entry. Who could’ve ever pictured what is going on with the world right now? It’s insane.

I’m currently working from home and now it is going okay, I have some sort of a routine where I’m pretty much just trying to stick to the exact hours I work when I’m at work.

So what’s been going on in the last nine months? I went down to working four days a week and I’m still doing it - I have been doing a course which I’m still in the middle of doing, am halfway through it however only have a few months to go so might possibly need to extend it or really put a lot of energy into getting as much done as I can. This was all for the aim of starting my own business doing bookkeeping which I still want to do and have been putting a bit of energy into it. So far I have a laptop, one client but I’m not really trading yet because I’m still learning - I will wait until I finish my course before I decide to start a website.

So that’s what’s been going on with work - at home we have had a lot of problems with our dog and our cat in the last few months. They are both little old ladies however our dog who was going blind had to have an eye removed just before Christmas which was all pretty horrible and then we decided to have our cat fully checked out and it turned out that her kidney disease became really advanced and she had blood in her urine which means that over 70% of her kidneys have been lost. Unfortunately we had to make the decision to put her down, at the start of March. It was so hard saying goodbye to her but we were able to have the vet come to the house and she was able to be euthanised in her favourite spot in the garden surrounded by us. We miss her so much but it was the best thing to do so that she would not pass away in pain. Last week we found out that our dog has an ulcer in her good eye and it was very touch and go but by Thursday the vet said that she was over the worst stage but it will still take a month to heal and we are not sure if she can keep the eye. The ulcer is very serious and she requires medicine every four hours so I am lucky to be able to work from home to be able to do this. All the same though we decided that if they say that she has to have the eye removed as she is now 17 we won’t put her through that and so we may possibly put her down instead... it’s so hard being without the cat and think that we may not have the dog either is heartbreaking but she shouldn’t be in pain so like the cat we have to do the best thing for her.. hopefully it doesn’t come to that though as she seems to be recovering well.

Financially we are ok. The credit card debt is higher than before (mainly due to lots of vet bills and travel expenses due to our upcoming trip) but we are trying to control it. I always find though that when I am blogging and talking to you all I am much better with managing debt and savings as you all keep me accountable 😊.

In terms of savings we have $5750 towards my next car plus around $3000 in shares. Due to market volatility we have lost around $1000-$1500 but as we won’t be selling anytime soon hopefully it will all come back up. Anyway it’s good to have a bit of money available in the event it’s needed.

In December last year we booked flights to go to the UK to visit a family friend for a few weeks in July this year. As Coronavirus was starting to turn bad I had it in the back of my mind that it might not be safe to go this year and now it’s clear we can’t go so tonight I bit the bullet and filled an online flight cancellation form with my travel provider. We have decided that we will go at pretty much the same time next year if everything is ok.

Glad to be back blogging and looking forward to trying to stay accountable with you guys!

7 Responses to “Hello, It’s Been A While!”

  1. Carol Says:

    Good to hear from you again!

  2. Sue Says:

    Welcome back! I'm sorry to hear about your dog's health issues and having to put your cat down. It's really a hard decision to make. My dog was diagnosed with an eye ulcer 3 weeks ago but it has healed with eye medications and no surgery for grafting is required at this time. I wish you the best with your dog.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Good to hear from you! I'm sorry about the loss of your cat and your dog's problems. It's the hardest part of owning pets. Here's hoping you can take your trip next year, and all this insanity will be a memory!

  4. Amber Says:

    Hi VS, so great to hear from you. Good luck on starting your business, and I’m sorry to hear about your dog

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Hi everyone, great to hear from you 😊. Definitely missing the cat - she is not sick anymore which is good but it’s sad that life goes on without her. My lap is a lot lighter and the house is much quieter without her noises and antics.

    Sue - glad to hear your dog’s eye ulcer healed with no surgery, thanks for wishing the best with our dogs healing.

    CB - this part is definitely the hardest part of pet ownership for sure. Taking the trip next year and this insanity being a memory sounds great!

    Amber - thanks for your wishes, look forward to sharing how the business is going 😁.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Nice to hear from you again. Sounds like you are keeping yourself busy and motivated.

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks Rob, nice to hear from you too 😊.

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