Monday, December 24, 2007

Freaking Out About Finances!

Ok so here it goes, We have nothing really standing in our way of adopting except money. It is expensive! I want to raise $10,000 and think we can swing the rest on our own but that amount seems monstrous to me right now! I have ONECAUSE (SEE TOP RIGHT OF BLOG) and we are planning a big yard sale in the spring, more on that later, and now my newest scheme.......recycling!!!

Yep you heard it right, recycling. I know this is something I should do anyway but this adoption has pushed me over the edge into a huge pit of aluminum. I am collecting cans and going to turn them in for cash. I guess it helps me and the environment at the same time but I must be honest. As I was crushing cans in the cold on the back patio this morning I just felt overwhelmed about all that we will have to pay......HELP!

So if any of my friends want to collect cans at their home I will pick them up, crush them and put the money towards our goal!!!!


cathy said...

Hi Catherine:
I found you through Heather's blog. I just want to encourage you in your adoption. I know the money is freaky. Actually, beyond noted by your desire to collect cans. Don't forget about the tax credit!!! After you adopt you have a huge credit that allows you to not pay nearly as much in federal taxes. You can do some creative financing upfront, and with the money you don't pay in taxes you can pay off the adoption. Z came by way of Home Equity Line of Credit!!!
I hope you are able to raise tons of funds, but no matter what--keep hanging in there. There is a child for you in Ethiopia, and the money is just that: money. I am so excited for you all.

Catherine and Dustin said...

Thanks Cathy. I really had forgot about the tax credit. I guess just the daunting task of paying it upfront is what was blinding me! I am going to apply for some grants too and I know it will all work out it just seem like a lot right now.

Gypsy said...

Between the McCrary household Bennett, we can recycle a metric ton of stuff for you guys. Merry Christmas and LOVES!!!!!!!

Catherine and Dustin said...

Thanks Jen!

Merry Christmas!

Heather & Adam said...

Ohhh, us too! I am going through cans like crazy. I will even have Adam crush them for you. ;)
Love you!

Handlyrics said...

Merry Christmas. I know what you mean about raising the money. Recycling...good idea.


Heather & Adam said...

Woah, Baby!
Look at that money counter! Lookin' much better!
This summer we will get it ALL together, I promise.