I finally got my regular schedule back at work, M-F 3-8 pm. Makes for a longer work week, but don’t have to pick up extra shifts to pay the bills. As much as they can be paid. But without a vehicle, I have to run around today on the bus or get a ride in order to spend the last of my paycheck, er, get the last few things on the list.
It sure would be nice if we had money left over, so we could do things like repair our damaged van, fix the lawnmower so we stop getting “overgrown yard” tickets from the City ($160 fine), and maybe go out to eat. Honey complains I haven’t taken her out on a date yet (ever), and boy would I love to but there’s never any money left. Heck,this month I couldn’t afford my $33.31 phone bill, have to limp along on 500 minutes.
There are people who had committed to helping us. Some of those are still helping in small ways, but those who had made major commitments have all bailed.
Our housemate has been in and out of here. When she’s here, the rent she pays really helps. When she isn’t, it’s additional stress and things just don’t get don’t get done.
Ideas are welcome. Don’t know how to start a fundraiser. We can’t cut expenses any further without defaulting. Prayers are welcome, dollars more so.
I have finished more than 40 knit caps this year. Have donated all but the last few. People tell me I should sell them, but the yarn was donated because I am donating the hats. However, I’m out of yarn except for bits and pieces, and might want to start selling them if I buy the yarn myself. Anyone interested? FYI, I’ve made and donated at least 900 hats over the past 7 years.