I'm not sure where I should post this, but I will try here.
First of all, I was diagnosed with pneumonia yesterday so I'm in bed feeling crummy and feeling sorry for myself (I'm on steroids again and they make me feel...just off). Anyway, I have been living in the house since WH and I separated. It went into foreclosure one year ago, but since we have equity in it we were advised to try to save it. We did (with the help from my parents).
We are behind again. I called to make one payment today and found out it will be in foreclosure in 48 hours and they won't take a partial payment. They need all $4600. I don't have that. I have $1500...maybe a smidge more.
We are trying to get our house on the market and my DS and I will be moving into an apartment. I will pay my parents back, pay down some debt, and then get myself back on track. I like the plan. It feels good.
I can't tell my parents. I just can't. I'm humiliated. They've already helped out so much. So I'm sitting here, in pain (physical and emotional) and trying to figure out where to get the rest of the money.
My engagement ring and wedding band. Ugh. It kills me. It's almost two carats, but I know I won't get much, but what other options do I have?
I haven't worn it in well over a year. When I look at it, I'm reminded of a time that seems like someone else's life. Happy. Carefree. Stable. Secure. That sure isn't my life now.
I feel like I should tell my WH before I do anything. I know what he's going to say - let's find another way to find the money.
I wish I could tell my parents. I just feel like I've disappointed them so much lately. This will be just one more thing.
What would you do?