The situation with Clio - specifically around paying for her surgery - has had me thinking quite a bit.
A year ago, I don't know what we'd have done - we would have in no way been able to afford her surgery. A year ago, we were in a much less stable position financially. Yes, we had to pay few of our bills late and yes, it cleaned everything out from our savings account and yes, we had to take a cash advance on a credit card to keep gas in the cars and food on the table. (And yes, it was WORTH IT. No question. The fact that I can wake up to a kitten where she belongs on my hip in the morning is worth it. Period.)
Thing is, I was just able to catch us all up on our bills and I can start working on rebuilding our savings account again, and for that I'm very thankful.
So I want to say thanks to the person who, a year ago, gave me some exceedingly excellent advice and extended a very generous offer (which we ended up not taking up due to circumstances): amanda_lodden
. A year ago, even had we managed somehow to come up with the funds for the surgery, we would have financially been set back a long way. Now, it's scrimping more than usual for a few weeks.
Thanks Amanda. I love you, I appreciate you, for so very many reasons but this one's kinda top of mind at the moment :)