Thursday, December 15, 2005
The Loan is Paid Off! Thanks to everyone for their support & help. =)
Yesterday was the day and it was crazy. I still had $204.94 owed on the loan and as of a few days ago, I didn't know what to do. I know I could have posted here and asked for one last final push for help but since I hadn't been posting regularly, it didn't feel right.

So here's what happened: Since late August, I started working an extra part-time job in addition to being a student, my regular part-time job with my school, being a mom and a grad student. It was too much. That, on top of the moving and a ton of problems with the new apartment including no hot water (we still don't have hot water most of the time as of today!) ... I got sick. Too much stress, not enough sleep, constant running around, things suffer. I didn't give up. I kept doing everything but I was in a daze most of the time. And I didn't get a paycheck from that extra part-time job until December (end of the semester). I thought to myself, that's ok ... as long as it's here by Dec. 14, no problem. I can pay the loan off.

Well, last week I went to check on the status of the check and there was a mishap. The check request had not gone in! I panicked. But I was able to get the paperwork fixed last Friday and I was told I would probably get the check before Christmas. My heart sank. I didn't know what I was going to do. Again, I knew I could have come here and told everyone what was going on, but I felt bad about that. I made extra money myself to pay off the loan ... I just needed to get paid.

So, I thought I'd take out a cash advance on a credit card (man, I've juggled credit cards this semester like crazy) and then pay it back with interest when the check came in.

But some sort of miracle happened.

The woman at the business office where I was to get paid took my check request in early Monday morning (Dec. 12) and a weird series of events occurred that caused the people in the office to process the check that very day! I got an email close to 5 pm saying it was ready for me.

I almost fainted.

Things had worked out! It was there! I just...I just couldn't believe it. It was as if someone was looking out for me and knew all that had gone wrong the last 6 months and decided to make things right.

I picked up the check Wednesday morning (Dec. 14), cashed it and put it in my bank. Then I called the place and had the loan balance paid out of my checking account.

It was done.

I still get emotional when I think about all this...all the things that have happened in the last 6 months. But it all worked out...Wampi is alive and doing great...I met so many amazing people from this blog...even though a horrible person threw Wampi off the roof, I realized that many good things still happen. Most people are good and want to help others and the world around them. It makes me wonder if my actions someday will be able to help someone as profoundly as everyone here has helped me.

Thank you again, all of you. You have reaffirmed my belief to "never give up." Even when people were calling me stupid and telling me to "put Wampi down, you can't afford his surgery". I know I did the only thing I could do -- the right thing -- to save his life.

p.s. - I finish with school and work tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 16) so my life will quiet back to normal for the holiday break. I'll be a mom writing my dissertation at home and hopefully putting up lots of photos of Wampi that are still on the camera. I didn't even have time to download them. One thing at a time. One thing at a time. =)

posted by Cam at 8:17:00 AM |


Blogger Emerald said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you and your family. Please post when you can. I enjoy Wampi updates.

Thursday, December 15, 2005 5:25:00 PM  
Blogger Tor said...

Congratulations. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful, and I hope a few folks investigated you from my link. You all take care.

Friday, December 16, 2005 2:31:00 PM  
Anonymous TomR said...

Success!! Has to feel good. Hope things are easier from this point. Looking forward to pics and updates on Wampi am
nd family.

Saturday, December 17, 2005 3:16:00 PM  
Blogger The Lazy Iguana said...

Glad to hear your kitty loan is paid off.

Monday, December 19, 2005 8:29:00 PM  
Blogger LilRed said...

I am so glad to hear that things are looking up. Sometimes it takes some really bad times to realize how good things can be.

Wampi rocks!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 2:25:00 PM  
Blogger Michèle said...

Glad to hear that everything has turned out well. And I'm looking forward to seeing more pics of Wampi! Take care of yourself and enjoy the holiday season!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 9:32:00 PM  
Blogger JT said...

Hooray! I'm so glad for you. Things do have a way of working out, it's just so hard hanging on sometimes, waiting for the wheel to turn.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Meli said...

I am sooooo happy that everything worked out and that Wampi is doing so well. Good luck on your dissertation and please feel free to let me know if I can help in anyway. so deserve it. :-)

Wednesday, December 28, 2005 9:16:00 PM  
Blogger Michèle said...

Hope you and Wampi are doing well. Any new pics?

Sunday, January 22, 2006 9:24:00 PM  
Anonymous tomr said...

Sure wish you would at least let us know if you are through with this site

Thursday, February 23, 2006 9:44:00 PM  
Blogger Jenifer D. said...

I don't want to sound negative, but, methinks the blog creator is done posting now that her kitty is all better.

Saturday, March 18, 2006 3:36:00 AM  
Blogger morealyera said...

we are so glad for you and Wampi! He looks great! I hope you'll contine to share his pictures as you get the time. :)

Sunday, April 02, 2006 6:52:00 PM  
Blogger drizzlenightsky said...

yeah, kind of disappointing, no? i was hoping we'd still get updates on how the kitty is doing even when they no longer need help from us. (although i didn't exactly contribute money myself, I just spread the link

Friday, April 28, 2006 3:17:00 AM  
Blogger Cam said...

I'm sorry everyone. I just have been so overwhelmed with school, working 2 part-time mostly home-based jobs and being the primary caretaker of our daughter (no daycare so she goes to school with me a lot!) ... I've just been overwhelmed. My intention was to keep updating on a lesser basis but when so many things in your life demand attention, some things get put to the side. I have photos I've taken in October that I have not even downloaded from the camera!

Wampi is doing awesome and he is super fluffy. He weighs about 14 lbs so he's back to his old self in size. He caught 2 mice yesterday ... he can't jump but he can still patrol the apartment for mice! =)

I'll try to have a photo update in the next few weeks.

Friday, May 05, 2006 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger Michèle said...

Oh! I'll be so happy to see new pictures of Wampi!

Thanks for keeping us posted . . .

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 7:23:00 PM  

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