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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Best Laid Plans . . .

of mice and men often go awry.  Of course, it might help if I'd actually planned a little better.  My plans to attend Connecticut School of Broadcasting are no more.  Two days after I get a note from Sallie Mae saying that my first disbursement has been sent to the school, Carroll calls me and tells me to turn on the news.  I didn't see it on the tv but it was all over the internet. 

Seems that the school had been having some problems and their bank froze all of their assets.  Fortunately, all states are required to have a fund in place to handle these situations and Sallie Mae seems to be willing to help.  As for the loan, I don't see any problems getting it taken care of, but I've got a co-signer that I would like to keep as calm as possible.

I went and checked out another school, but I think that I'm just gonna go back to work and finish paying off more of our debt and try it again in about a year.  That's the one thing that I've learned out of this fiasco is how much money it takes to keep us afloat.  We've been living on just Carroll's income these 3 months and we still put money in the bank and pay on debt.  If we didn't have debt, we would have a substantial savings account.  So, by going back to work and utilizing that money, instead of blowing as it seems we've done the last 6 years, we can knock it out and put some away.

Amazing what you can achieve when life throws curve balls at you!