The bad day…

Glad to put yesterday behind me.
First day back to work so I was so sleepy all day, then I get a very very challenging client, but ok I can handle that stuff, been doing it for years. Then Dave comes to get me at work and get’s a $25.00 parking ticket for parking too close to a sign indicating the beginning of a no parking zone. He was here for 10 minutes, he ran out to ask what  is up and she explained, but would not take back the ticket, guess she didn’t feel sorry for my amputee injured back poor husband who was here for 10 minutes total.
Then we came home to find that Oliver had dumped the garbage ALL OVER our dinning room carpet, were talking kitty litter here folks. I had just changed the kitty litter and tossed the old stuff, in a seperate knotted grocery bag into the garbage which was to go out to the street after dinner. We had kitty litter, minus the poo that he ate GAG!!! all over our entire dinning room. I guess it was a special treat since we store the litter boxes in the basement were he doesn’t go..Can’t miss a rare kitty litter snacking opportunity I suppose. So F’ing gross, ew ew ew.
So with an injured husband, starving and cranky after working all day I had to move all the very heavy dinning room furniture into the kitchen in order to sweep, vaccum, wash and Febreeze the entire room. Growl. Then give a disgusting and stinky pup a bath. All before I could even exhale after getting in from work.

Then I opened the mail and got our $300.00 city water bill along with our $350.00 oil bill. I am just barely holding it together, when we are both working full time we make our bills ok, but right now, I am the sole provider outside of what Dave get’s from workers comp $400.00 a month plus what his mom helps out with. Something has got to give. It just has to. Here were I start praying for just a tiny glimmer of hope.

Then I tell myself:
There are children and families dying everyday on the Gaza strip and in Isreal, as well many other places in this world,  we currently live in war free zone and sleep soundly at night.
We have our health.
We own a home, a very reasonable small home that we can afford and love.
We have a cute dog who loves us a lot but sometimes can’t control his puppy reflexes.
We have a VERY happy marriage, that is worth alot.
We have supportive family who would not see us homeless.
We have successful careers, Dave will get back to his eventually.
We have jobs, period, well I do.  
We have really good friends.

Life is not THAT bad. I have to remember that. Where there is a will there is a way. We just have to spend very cautiously and strech every buck. Dave has also been talking to everyone about getting a break while he is off work, he has his medical documents and Worker comp to prove that he is unable to work. And now is where I research how to make our home even more energy and water efficient then it already is. We have all energy efficient bulbs thoughout, he installed a wood stove as wood is half  the price of oil for heating, he have all new windows, I don’t run the faucet to do the dished or brush my teeth. I only use the dishwasher 2-3times per week and only on the energy efficent cycle with air dry option, I only wash clothes in cold water, when it’s warmer we use the clothesline. Now we add when it’s yellow let it mellow to our daily routine to use even less water, also I am off to research best water efficient shower heads and sink nozzles.

I am determined to make this work.

About mommamaynard

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on January 6, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Keep at it
    This will work, and you will be soundly secure once again. Just keep a bit of Hope, Faith and Trust in the powers, and all things will come together again for you both. Just don’t give in to it.

    • Re: Keep at it
      Thank you. I am trying. Just found out we owe even more money then I thought this month.
      Now I am going to start auctioning off my clothing I swear.
      Time for even more creative thinking for income.
      They told Dave at Workers Comp he will not be getting any more then he is now, and that they clawback cent for cent what he earns while on it.

  2. Argh, that sounds like a very-bad-day indeed 😦

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