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2015 reflections

I have to say that 2015 was a fairly rough year for us and we are hopeful that 2016 will be a bit better both on the financial side of things and with regards to health issues. 

Back in September we did a hard reset on our finances and moved out of an apartment we really could not afford. Thanks to a 40% discount we were able to stay at a snow bird rental out on Kiawah Island for three months.  While we were staying on Kiawah Island a friend of mine told me that they have a condo in North Charleston that we could rent if we were interested.  Considering that the rent is 600.00 per month compared to the 1206.00 that we have been paying it was a no brainer.  Our friend did not charge us a security deposit nor did they charge us for December rent.  Needless to say that was a HUGE blessing. 

Now, we are resettled in North Charleston and we are hopeful that we can stay here for quite some time.  Thanks to Katy having dizzy spells and her balance getting worse she has been having problems with falling down.  That means she is not going to be able to work and we are working on getting disability payments started up for her.  We tried to go through the process ourselves which took almost a year and of course it was denied.  Now we are going to have to leverage a lawyer to see about making this happen.  Hopefully the lawyer will have better luck than we did.

After January 1st and our medical benefits debit card has been reloaded we are going to take Katy to her neurologist and have another MRI done to see if her tumor has grown any in the last couple of years and see if that is what is causing her balance issues.  We are hopeful there is something that can be done to improve her mobility and quality of life.

There were not any extra funds for Christmas presents this year but Katy and I were very thankful to have a better place to live in that we can afford.  We are happy to be out of limbo and in a more stable situation.  That, in and of itself was a huge Christmas present for us both. We were able to see our son Justin the other day and eat lunch with him and Katy was able to talk to her dad, sister and brother on the phone for Christmas which she enjoyed. 

We also enjoyed going to the Christmas service at Coastal Community Church in West Ashley and we had several friends invite us over for Christmas dinner which was nice.  All of our relatives are in Texas and it is very difficult for us to afford that trip during the holidays. 

So, now, we look forward to what 2016 has in store for us.  I hope and pray that everyone that reads this has a safe New Years celebration and that 2016 is a prosperous and blessed new year. 

 

 

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