Things are crazy around here right now, so I haven't been here much the past few days.
Since our basement toilet leaked all over last week, the contractor, insurance adjuster, and other people have been in and out and I've had to be on my toes for that. The good news is, they're going to pay for a new rug in more areas than we'd expected, and even paint the walls! (New paint! In this house! It's a miracle. )
But aside from that - uh, stress. The bottom just keeps dropping out of our financial situation. My poor hubby is doing all he can, trying to refinance the mortgages and finagle things any which way; ironically, he's a bankruptcy attorney, and we may be heading there. When the economy is so bad people can't even afford to file, that's how it goes. He's been trying to increase his online presence, but that's expensive too, and a very complicated, ongoing process. He doesn't have any partners - he's a solo practitioner - so there's no spreading around the loss in slow times. Same overhead, etc, just less coming in.
I'm looking harder at the want ads and finding nothing, taking whatever sub jobs I can get, which isn't many. Cutting more coupons....and every corner I can...drops in the bucket at this point. I wish I could make some real money!
The scariest thing is that we can't pay our health insurance so far this month, and we may have to drop it. To me, that's the #1 priority, and I think (hope) hubby's coming around to that viewpoint. There are many worse things than going bankrupt, and this is one of them.
Ok, sorry to unload on you. I miss you all! I'm not gone, just overwhelmed. Hope everyone else is feeling well, and having a good week.
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