Onward & Upward

Thanks for sticking with me as I finished the Price of Foreclosure series.

The story surrounding the 4725 South Michigan Condo Association was much deeper than the fire.  I felt it needed to be told even if it took me a few weeks to do so.

But there's a reason for that.

As some of you already know, I got a job.

And the WIA grant came through so I've started back to school for some technical certifications.

That explains the long stretches between posts.  I haven't been ignoring you; I'm just trying to right my ship after the choppy seas of unemployment.

I've been very busy these past two and a half months.  Paying past due bills, making payment arrangements on others, starting to pay back the scads of money loaned to me.

If you think it's easy, you'd be dead wrong.

Presently, it's no long "robbing Peter to pay Paul" but who get prioritized first.  It isn't easy but I'm making progress.

I estimate that in order to get back to zero, I have to continuously work until January of 2012.  So let's keep our collective fingers crossed that unemployment is permanently behind me.

Yet getting back into a "regular" 9-5 schedule, setting the alarm and getting out of the house in time to catch the train after a year can be daunting.

So while things are better, I'm still in the middle of negotiating a trial payment with my mortgage servicer.

I'm not out of the woods yet.

I won't feel like I'm on firm financial footing until my mortgage payments can be stabilized.

But things are much better---dramatically so.

I'd like to take a moment and thank all of you who have sent you thoughts, kind words and positive vibrations my way during all of my challenging times. 

Onward and upward.


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  • Congratulations on finding a job and getting into a WIA training program. I have been reading your articles and as one of your neighbors, I have been intrigued by some of the development in the area. Ironically, I looked at a condo in your building years ago and after reading your articles, I am so thankful I passed on the building.

    Continued success and great blog!!!

  • In reply to TopazTakara:

    @Topaz---Thanks for your support and encouragement. I love our 'hood and through my experiences and writing hope to make the south side a tad less scary to others who only experience our little patch of paradise on the news. BTW, I love my unit and my building but it has been a lesson in Caveat Emptor. Hopefully I'm dropping a little knowledge about that as well. Like I said---onward & upward!

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