Can't seem to ever get ahead anymore
by, 01-25-2014 at 09:45 PM (1314 Views)
I feel like giving up. No matter what we do, we can't seem to get ahead this last year. DH went through several months of cancer treatments that had us staying away from home for weeks on end. Everything at home sort of went to pot and it took me working 18 hour days once we were hoe again to fix the mess. Family and neighbors took care of life stock but my huge garden was a mess. Thankfully I got it all taken care of and harvested & cleaned out all the beds before the hard freeze. Our baby girl go married last weekend and that went well but it of course cost us. It went very well and they will return home tomorrow from their honeymoon. We put off paying property taxes with everything going on and the big cash flow going out. We thought we could use our tax refund to pay it but the next big shock was there is no tax refund this year. We are on a fixed income and have been for 3 years. We've received around $2,000 each year in a tax refund. So yesterday DH set down to do our taxes only to discover this year with no changes we suddenly owe $2,600 instead of getting anything back. It may take us a good while to crawl out of this mess. In the mean time we have discussed sub dividing our property and selling out and moving to a small town in a warmer climate. Now the kids (adults) are all distressed and screaming like crazy because Mom & Dad are selling off the family farm and totally moving out of the area. I don't know which mess is worse but we've already started listing things to sell. DH can't walk any more so no use to stay here with our miles of trails over our hills and around the lake. The cold has been eating him alive. I think it's time to get rid of animals and all our junk and move on. I'd rather spend my time quilting and working on a small garden and reading good books then dealing with this farm. The kids live to far away to work the farm and none of them want to work it so I feel it's time to sell out and move on. Hopefully the kids will get over losing their vacation paradise and let us leave in peace.