It is official I am an empty nester!
I worried this whole time (the last five years in BK) how all of this would play out! All of these things are so costly and being in a Chapter 13 on a tight-ass budget is no easy feat!
Here is a list of the BIG things that I had to worry about:
• High school sports and tournament costs
• Tutoring for the ACT test
• Driving lessons
• Getting a driver’s license
• Purchasing a car with no credit or me being able to cosign
• Car insurance, maintenance and gas
• Senior pics, cap, gown, and celebration
• Prom dress and celebration
• Eighteenth birthday celebration
Now tack on college tuition/books as well as housing and allowance as she is living near her college. She drove 100 miles a day to get to and from campus until she moved and it was too much driving and very scary.
It has been a crazy row to hoe, but we are almost there.
I cannot begin to tell you how this journey has taught me the value of a dollar and how to be so frugal that you can make anything happen.
Now this weekend I have to go to her area and thrift store shop for a dresser and a bed. Hopefully, I can find something online.
OMG… Listen to this. She left me 4 huge bags of clothes to donate when she left. I went through them and realized I could probably sell them. I hopped online and sold all the bags as a bundle and got $120.00! Now that will go toward her furniture. I did not tell her that I sold her clothes but then next time she comes home I will see if she has anything else to “donate”. 😉
I will post soon as this all plays out.