I wish there was a magic wand that I could wave and just make the pressure of all this debt go away. I wish I could sell something valuable to pull out from all of these crushing bills. It is unfortunate the money that has already been paid out for lawyers, fines, medical bills did not come at a more prosperous time in our lives. The economy sucks and we are living proof that ANYONE and EVERYONE can take hit in bad times. I know we are better off than some but it doesn’t feel like it when you are trying desperately to keep your head above water. I offered to sell my engagement ring but my husband is adamant that we will not be doing that. I tried to explain to him that although it has sentimental value, I would gladly sell it to ease the pressure. My husband has a sports car that sits in the garage under a cover that he takes out on sunny days, when the stars align with jupiter and there is no chance of precipitation, gravel or acorns falling. SELL THE FREAKING CAR!
Our lawyer wanted to appeal J’s last case…racking up thousands more. My husband wanted to do it! I said absolutely not, it is time to put this behind us and for J to accept the consequences. Interestingly, J said please don’t do it. I just want to get on with living. He says everything feels like it is on hold when court is hanging over your head and I know exactly what he means. He wants to pay his debt go to probation and live.