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I haven't done this in a while...

Posted by Waspie_Dwarf , in General waffle 29 October 2009 · 259 views

It's been 15 months since my last entry. I've been back on UM for about 2 months now, after 8 months without a computer and life has changed a little bit since then.

Once upon a time I had a good job, which paid well. Then the dreaded redundancy came. I was already suffering depression at the time and that pushed me into a state that took a long time to recover from. I was unemployed for around three years and in that time I managed to accumulate a fair bit of debt. Just under 2 years ago I managed to get back to work. The pay is a lot less than I was used to, and as for a carreer mocve I am back at the bottom step of the ladder... where I started out 26 years ago... but the important thing is that I am on the ladder.

The problem was that rather than helping the debt, initially it made matters worse. When my cats assassinated my lap top I simply did not have the money to buy a new one. I started my long exile from UM.

Then, unexpectedly I got a rather official looking letter. It was a large cheque, the result of some investments I had made back when I was sensible and had a good job. In the space of a few weeks two more such cheques arrived. Now I am not only debt free but I even have a small amount of savings. I also have a lovely new computer and my UM exile is over.





Daughter of the Nine Moons
Oct 29 2009 01:21 PM
i'm glad you are back Mr Dwarf. You have been greatly missed.
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Its good to have you back :tu:
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Admiral Danger
Oct 29 2009 07:55 PM
it's a good thing your back, i was starting to think that NASA kidnapped you and sent you to Jupiter :blink: in some sectret project to see how it's gravity can effect humans :unsure:

how the heck do you start a blog anyway, because i got no idea where the button is :(
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Go to "My Settings" and click the "Blogs" tab.
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Good to hear from you again!!!   :)
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Totally understand your situation, Waspie... well... except for the whole getting completely debt free and having saving alluvasudden-like thing ;)... I know how tough it can be.

As other have said, it's good to have you back :tu:


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