As if I didn’t think things could get worse, they just did. We took a trip into the city yesterday and our car broke down. It looks like it will be $2000 to fix it, and I’m still not sure where that $$ will come from. Our debt is sky high, and the job situation here is bleak, at best. Yet, we know we need to stick it out here in rural America and deal with the situation.

So here are our new resolutions:

1) To not buy anything new until at least 2008, except food, medicine, health items and underwear/socks.

2) To borrow, barter or buy used for items that we *need.*

3) To use what we already have sitting around gathering dust in our home. Or even better, sell what’s already gathering dust in our home.

Basically, in econonic-speak, we are trying to cross the line from being consumers into being producers. No longer will we buy into this crap that corporate America dictates that we need the biggest, best, or most expensive item. No longer do we need to keep up with the Joneses or the Robinsons. We’ll just be us, and hopefully this will lead us out of debt and into solid financial footing.

This blog will chronicle our journey. . .