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Finally!

We have some awesome news! Kevin has finally secured a generator technician position, almost 1 year and 1 month after getting out of the Marines! Pay is decent, there’s so much room for advancement (6 figures within 3 years of starting with the company). Only down side is he has to travel 30% of the time. He gets to travel for training next month, he leaves for Texas on the 1st of November. Then he heads to Virginia to start working. The kids and I won’t be able to move out there until after the school year is over. We don’t want to uproot them while school is in session. But his company is willing to pay for him to fly to visit us occasionally.

This all happened so quickly. We submitted his resume on Saturday afternoon, within 5 minutes his phone rings to set up a Skype interview for Sunday. By the end of last night, they offered him the position. He’ll get a raise once he’s gotten his training done, which means he’ll be making almost double what he makes currently. I’m so thankful.

I have been blessed with a husband who will do whatever it takes to support our family. I’ll miss my love while he’s gone. But I’ll have my hands full taking care of the 5 kiddos by myself.

We’ve been holding on for dear life the last year, struggling emotionally with the situation we’d been faced with. Now the only way to go from here is UP! We’re finally on the mend. I’m currently working on paying down our credit cards, personal loan, and my student loans. Little by little, the only debt we want to have when we buy our home together is his 1st house (which is currently back on the market). So we’re hoping to make that happen before our 5th Anniversary. We’re going to just start throwing money on these debts and see where we end up come tax time. We’re throwing all the money we’re saving by not drinking Dunkin’ Donuts coffee (every single day) onto the debt with the highest interest rate, and then working down to our lowest interest rate. By the time we pay it all off… we’ll have about $1,200-$1,600 extra every month (once we stop paying for a storage unit and are back to our normal grocery shopping habits). We can use that to either pay off the new house faster, put it in savings (for the kids and for an emergency fund) or use it to purchase a new vehicle. There are so many options available. We also plan on putting the extra money that Kevin’s earning towards our debts and then saving for our closing costs.

Life is finally looking up for us! We can take a deep breath and not feel like we’re drowning. It feels so good to have this weight lifted off our shoulders!!!!

Nothing is more important that doing what is best for our family and I am so very thankful for all that is happening right now.

There is always light at the end of the tunnel. While it’s been a slow and steady ride the last year, but we’ve held on and are finally getting our happily ever after! Best part is… I get to live it with my children and my best friend of all time and my partner in crime (my husband).

Well I’m off to get Zachary and Ryleigh fed and start my busy day.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week, can’t wait to update you guys once Kevin gets started with his new career in the Generator field again.