Well, first thing that we've done is we're buying a house that the monthly payments come in at almost the exact same as our rent. You wouldn't believe how so many people actually try to buy a house outside of their monthly payment means!
Secondly, we're looking at things to cut back on...extras we don't need. Like, for example, since neither of us really watch all that much TV and what we do watch is available online...we're dumping our satellite service.
Though, we're going to have to pay for the moving truck...paint, carpet cleaning and all that...we should be pretty good b/c we're going to try and budget around the paydays as much as possible.
But, yes, we will be horribly broke for a while until things settle.
However, good news is that we drove the neighborhood in more detail today...there's a park with a public pool and walking trail within walking distance from the house...and a little library branch there! The Carnegie Library it says...so hopefully my library card will work! And if it is, I'll be able to request books from ALL OVER Allegheny County...YAY!
So, even if I end up loosing my gym membership...a pool and park are nice compensation prizes. Plus, I can take my nephew to the playground of hugeness when he visits!