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.