One thing about having 6 and 7 year old live-in grandkids--you discover that Halloween is a MAJOR holiday. The costume planning has been going on for days as have elaborate discussions of the best neighborhoods to hit up for candy. It's been a long time since I've had kids at home who went trick or treating, but I'm enjoying it. We have instituted the "Grandma gets all the Tootsie Rolls" rule, so I'm planning to receive my share of treats as well.
In the meantime, October proved to be a better month for debt reduction than I anticipated.
Altogether, I brought my debt down by $801.99.
It would take a miracle to do the same for November or December--I'm just hoping I don't further into debt during those months.