~* This Maybe my Last Blog, for a while ~ So I hope to make it special *~

Friday, April 08, 2011

Well I mentioned our declining financial status before more times that I guess people can stand. Ha! We have stretched everything to cover the important things. Electric, Mortgage, trustee, medications and important utilities.

We were behind on our Internet, Phone and Cable which we get all from one company. I can't really put that in a necessity column. We were scheduled to be cut off last week. There is a competitor that we would figure we could try and it is much cheaper. We signed up last Saturday and hook up everything.

My husband went to get a box from their office a "red flag" came up on a bill I had over 6 years ago. I had put it in our bankruptcy even. They told us unless we pay the past bill which is over $200. They would disconnect us today. The people at this new office were very rude. This "new" company going to terminate I will lose the internet, phone and cable.

Now when I went to disconnect our old service they offered us the best package even cheaper than what we left for. So I called the to see about reconnecting back with them. They aren't due out until Wednesday. Also we still owe them a past bill which I am just waiting for the other shoe to drop.

I am posting this late because I have been doing some calls to see how to resolve it. With my husband test that still are not back he can't work. The next money we will get is a small LTD I get on April 28 th. Even then I am not sure I will be able to get that bill paid.

So I really wanted to sort of make this blog sort of special. The story is a good one to keep in mind. I know a lot of us take anything said to us as the "truth" or take it to heart. Please keep a copy for when ever you need a pick me up.

This Video I found very inspiring. Book mark it to be able for you to replay when ever you need it.


When Life has you feeling Down, Keep these Words in Mind...



**** The Gift of Insults ****
by: Author Unknown

There once lived a great warrior. Though quite old, he still was able to defeat any challenger. His reputation extended far and wide throughout the land and many students gathered to study under him.

One day an infamous young warrior arrived at the village. He was determined to be the first man to defeat the great master. Along with his strength, he had an uncanny ability to spot and exploit any weakness in an opponent. He would wait for his opponent to make the first move, thus revealing a weakness, and then would strike with merciless force and lightning speed. No one had ever lasted with him in a match beyond the first move.

Much against the advice of his concerned students, the old master gladly accepted the young warrior's challenge. As the two squared off for battle, the young warrior began to hurl insults at the old master. He threw dirt and spit in his face. For hours he verbally assaulted him with every curse and insult known to mankind. But the old warrior merely stood there motionless and calm. Finally, the young warrior exhausted himself. Knowing he was defeated, he left feeling shamed.

Somewhat disappointed that he did not fight the insolent youth, the students gathered around the old master and questioned him. "How could you endure such an indignity? How did you drive him away?"

"If someone comes to give you a gift and you do not receive it," the master replied, "to whom does the gift belong?"

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    Wishing you all the best, and I pray that your financial difficulties will soon resolve themselves. Thanks for this beautiful blog. Hope you don't have to stay away too long as you will be missed.
    3521 days ago
    Keeping you and Mr. Willow in my thoughts and prayers. I;ve been there myself and know how frustrating and even frightening it can get.
    3521 days ago
    I hope you find a solution to your problem. Credit reporting agencies, are often wrong in their billing reporting, but resolving the issue takes months/years.

    I hope you kept a copy of your BK. You can show the old bill was discharged, to the new company.Just so you know, you don't have to live without internet. Every public Library has public computers you can use. I often use them when traveling. They are paid for, by all the folks like yourself who have telephones. That extra tax, goes to pay for free computers for all the libraries.

    Don't give up on sparkpeople!
    3522 days ago
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  • FLYER99
    Hi Willow! I am always hoping and praying that you and DH will land on your feet and get all your financial troubles behind you. I am sorry that DH's test results won't be out til later. I was hoping that he would get them sooner than this. If you have to be off for awhile, please know that I will always be thinking about you and saying a prayer for you every day! God Bless! Bob.
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    I am sorry i hope it works out.
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    Hi, Willow thank you for the link: I bookmark most of the links you put up. I hope to see
    another blog from you tomorrow; and the next day............ You take care of you!! I hope
    your dh gets his test results very soon. I really hope you are feeling better!! You atr a gift to us!! Hugs, and love coming your way!! I really hope you get to keep your internet;
    and phone,Tv. I believe it is a neccisty for you!! Your way to the outside world!!!
    3523 days ago
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there.
    3523 days ago
    Praying like crazy for you. Something good is coming, I just know it.
    3523 days ago
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    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Take care!
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    3523 days ago
    God Bless You.
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  • FRAN0426
    Hoping all things work out for you. As for the video, how inspirational--fantastic words of wisdom, beautiful scenes and lovely melody. Thanks for sharing it.
    3523 days ago
    I am so sorry that you are having these problems.

    Just a few days back I had everything I could taken off my phone/internet bill. No long distance and other things I did not need. Money is tight with me and everyone else.

    I had to go to the library for a while to use their computer. Thank goodness theirs is free.

    Things will get better. Nothing bad lasts forever.

    Looking forward to your next Blog.

    Blessings and good luck to you and your family. emoticon

    P.S. I have found two new teams for myself, and have joined.
    'Living Life On A Shoestring' and 'Frugalists and Simple Living'

    Maybe they have some good suggestions for saving money.
    Hope so. emoticon
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    I have been in that spot more times than I can express and God always kept my nose above water, in ways that were unmistakably Him. I am asking Him to meet your needs for His glory's sake and trusting that He will do just that.
    3524 days ago
    Oh Willow! I am worried about you! I hope you can stay on the internet, but if you can't, don't think I won't still keep in touch with you come hell or high water - where there is a will there is a way! You and DH are in my prayers muchly much.......! emoticon emoticon
    3524 days ago
    I too, hope and pray that you get things figured out!

    I would miss your blogs GREATLY

    Lookin' forward to your next blog

    Have a Wonderful Weekend

    3524 days ago
    I am praying that things will work out for you and your family. I know people say it all the time.
    " Sometimes you got to hit rock bottom before you can find the right path or this or that.."

    I wish we had more programs to help folks with basic items of living instead of fighting every war possible and donating to every other countries poor except ours. emoticon
    3524 days ago
    I loved your blog! Very inspirational! I needed both the video and the story. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I will pray that you get your phone, internet and cable restored. I see I need your blogs.

    I am reminded of a Hymn, "Have I Done Any Good" in the world today. Have I helped anyone in need. Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad. If not I have failed indeed. Has anyones burdens been lighter today because I was willing to share. Have the sick and the needy been helped on their way, when they needed my help was I there. Then wake up and do something more than dream of your mantions above. Doing good is a pleasure, a joy beyond measure, a blessing of duty and love.

    You have done and are doing so much good by spreading hope and love. God bless you!
    3524 days ago
    Girlfriend if I can help in ANY way,PLEASE let me know.I love you.GOD bless.
    3524 days ago
    My dear friend, I most certainly understand the pickle you are in. Been there myself too many times and probably on my way there yet again.........only time will tell, but I know it's going to be ok. This is just a temporary set back. DH will be back to work and it will will all straighten out. Take care. emoticon
    3524 days ago
    Oh dear- I'm so sorry. I just hate to hear about someone losing their internet. For me it's my lifeline.

    A couple years ago I had to get rid of extra expenses.
    I didn't have cable, I have a coverter box and my tv is free.
    I got rid of my landline- just use my cell now
    I went with Clear Wireless for my computer- very reasonable: packages start at $30 a month.

    Anyway good luck to you and I hope you are able to work things out.
    3524 days ago
    Willow, will keep you and your family in my prayers. Hope that things work out for you.

    hugs....Mary Anne
    3524 days ago
    I am believing it will all work out. THank you for always sharing such special blogs.

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  • DEE107
    Praying something good happens my friend and know you will be missed
    3524 days ago
    We'll miss you!
    3524 days ago
    I enjoy your blog and hope you can stay!
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  • MARTY728
    Best wishes and I hope it all works out.
    3524 days ago
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