Thursday's Child ... has far to go ... (0nm10wn2feet) wrote,
Thursday's Child ... has far to go ...

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Recent events...

Well, a few things have happened lately that have torn my attention away from the 'puter and on to Real Life issues.  More's the pity, but it happens to us all, doesn't it??

First, MSK had a nuclear melt-down the other night.  The finances are, again, weighing heavily on him, much as they did last year at this time.  Now, however, things are even worse - to the point where I've never seen him THIS freaked out.  To the point where he's even questioning whether or not he should stay in the job he's had for the past 4 years.

We cannot live within his base salary.  That's a given.  We can scrape by, somewhat, on his salary plus commissions, but even that hasn't been as good as it was last year.  He is still in the process of trying to collect on a debt owed his former company by Ford Motor Company, but they are pulling the usual 'run-around.'  Which is a damn shame, since they've owed this money for OVER four years, and that 100K sure would come in AWFULLY handy right about now.  Good luck trying to collect, though.  The lawyers we hired want payment up front and things are progressing at a snail's pace.

If we ever DO get that money, yes, it could ease the crisis, but not for long enough to enable me to stay unemployed.  No, my current state of health does not lend itself to outside employment, but what can one do??  Go to work somewhere, take the chance of getting fired because of the health issues, and collect disability maybe?  Iffy, in my book.  Besides, I don't really want to ruin my employment record that way.  For now, it's time to scour the house for eBay items. Which, also, is proceeding s-l-o-w-l-y.  Many of these things haven't seen the light of day in almost three years... since a certain former 'alien-child' buried them in that heap in the middle of my basement when he cleaned out the spare bedroom.

Some of them are completely unsaleable due to their condition after being dumped in said heap.  I went through about half of it yesterday before I got the stomachache from hell and gave up.  The frustration and regret probably helped that nasty pain; still, I have no one but myself to blame - for all of it.  If, if, if only.  I hate that word, I hate that phrase, and I hate the feeling I get every time the alternatives pop up in my mind.  Which, of late, has been frequently.  Damn it.

I know we'll weather this, just as we've weathered every other 'crisis' that's cropped up over the past four years.  It just remains to be seen how much work it's going to take to do so.  I know it will keep me away from the 'puter a lot more than I'm used to, what with cleaning, picture-taking, HTML-writing, listing, packing and shipping.  Apologies if I'm missing stuff that I usually comment on!!

So, I'm limping along, getting done what I can, where I can.  Long story somewhat shortened... stuff will happen S-L-O-W-L-Y.  It will happen, but it WILL be slow.  Apologies to anyone who ends up waiting on me for something, but that's the way the financial house of cards collapses, isn't it?  Take care everyone, keep smiling (I'm keeping my shit-eating grin plastered on my face for as long as I can), and stay WARM!!

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