Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Lotta Ups and downs Last Week

The word is that his job won't be over until the end of January so that gives us a little over 2 months to try to scrape up all the funds we can gather to pay off as much as we can and just start all over. My plans were to have everything paid off by the time James was old enough to draw social security because Farm managing doesn't offer retirement, you just grow old and die on the job, but best laid plans apparently don't include an employer who's lost his ass playing the market (this is the most frequently heard rumor, and there are many. The man himself has not told them anything). I've been praying about it and so far I can only hear God whispering, "What are they gonna do girl, take away your birthday? They can't take what you don't have."

The visitors have been flocking in around here like vultures to hear all the details; like we know anything other than unemployment is looming in the near future. I wouldn't even get out of the bed for a long time yesterday because the coffee crowd in my living room sounded like a bunch at a funeral gathering. At least he goes in tomorrow to start getting all the farm equipment ready to sell, and will be out of this house and out of my hair for a few hours.

My plans for tomorrow include going to school to sit in on Zach's classes. He got in trouble again last week for not doing some of his homework. He's in even more trouble for lying; he told his teacher that I had taken his homework out of his folder and threw it away. So,,,maybe if I sit in the classroom with him for a few days, his embarrassment will provide him with enough incentive to DO HIS DANGED HOMEWORK and NOT LIE in the future.


Sally said...

It's such a crying shame y'all are having to go through this. A lot can happen in two months, though, Ms. Brenda, and I'll be hoping a lot of GOOD will come to you. Hang in there - I know that's much easier said than done. It's all we can do sometimes. ((((HUGS))))

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Sally is right a lot can happen in 2 months.
It must be a scary situation for you and my heart goes out to you so do my prayers.

jazzi said...

Sounds like a perfect plan to get that homework done. The school may want to hire you.
Hubby and I were just talking about your situation today. We're hoping for a miracle.

Louise said...

Good for you for staying in bed!

Keep praying. Others are praying for you and thinking about you all. the. time. I know I am.

You are a good grandma.

Virginia Gal said...

I totally feel ya, I am strugglinng as well with two retail jobs, dipping into savings to make ends meet and to top that off my car broke down on the highway this past Friday, $1,000 in damage.

When it rains it pours.

Loretta said...

I know what you mean, truck driving is like that. You just drive till you can't and then hope social security will still be there. I am still praying for ya'll.

Maria said...

Wish you all the best! I'll be praying, too!
And: Yes, you are a great grandma! :)

Joan said...

All the uncertainty must be overwhelming. I know how you feel, because Gord has to have surgery on his knee and will be off work without any income coming in. Gawwwd..

Cindra said...

You know the thing about praying is He answers in his own time, but he does answer. I remember when things were really bad a few years back and I kept trying to find a solution. I finally just gave it up and two weeks later the answer just plopped in my lap. No choice, the only option available and it was the right one. Keep the faith.

I love your solution of being in the classroom. LOL! don't be answering any of the questions..this is not your opportunity to show you are smarter than a 5th grader.