Just another day in paradise

The past few weeks have been pretty hellacious. Hubby’s grandpa came home (YAY!), but is completely bedridden and requires round the clock care. Everyone is glad he is home and everyone in the family takes turns taking care of things for both grandma and grampa. Grampa has a feeding tube on one side of his belly and a drain tube on the other side. They both require a good amount of care. Fortunately, God works his own plan in perfect timing. Hubby’s cousin came up from down south and has been staying with grandma and grampa and taking care of him between nurses. He is about our age and doesn’t have a permanent job so it really works out for everyone that he’s here.

Work has been dreadful. We are literally staying open one day at a time. Between our customer’s bankruptcy, the COGS being higher than the selling price (i know what your thinking *?!*), and our owners feuding over how to handle the situation, it’s really been lovely. NOT. Words cannot describe the hell we are going through here. I realize that you may be reading this thinking, geez – that sounds like most places. Let me assure you, i’ve only scratched the surface. I really feel quite horrible as a person for the crap i have to do and deal with at work. The automotive industry sucks ass and sales are nill. Besides, most components are now being made overseas for a fraction of the price we can make it for. The auto industry is killing itself and doesn’t even know it!

Believe it or not, i’ve continued to gain weight. Just a few pounds, but still. With everything going on, i have not had a chance to work out for the past few months. And forget about low-carb. I’m lucky to suck down grub when i get the chance. Usually standing up, or in the driver’s seat of my car and definately not healthy. I’ve been surviving on cans of Monster in the morning and whatever food i can manage to scarf down during the day. Very rarely do i get a chance to eat supper. If there were just a few more hours in each day…..

Somehow our finances are somewhat stabile. We’re current on the mortgage, credit cards, and most of the utilities. We’re only one month behind on 2 of the trucks. The insurance is current. I’m not yet sure how we’re going to make the mortgage payment that’s due next week, but today we’re good. We settled with the bank on the camper fiasco and owe $3500 in 2 weeks. I’m not as worried about that. I’ve been setting aside money here and there and I have it almost covered. It will feel good to finally put that issue to rest.

So, just another day in paradise. I’m very much looking forward to the day that everything works itself out. No more credit card debt, no more late payments, no more sweating over mortgage payments, no more shut-off notices from the utility companies, the pitter-patter of little feet down the hall, feeling good in my skin, and having the job of my dreams – just like my hubby does. Someday. Fortunately, i have a good foundation on which to build these dreams. I have a wonderful family, the perfect husband, and faith. Someday I’ll have it all.


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