Have you ever had a problem that has taken you to the depths of despair? One that you see no way out of & can’t seem to get ahead of? This is how our life has been for the past 5 years but things are finally starting to turn around. When the whole thing started I was a successful salesperson for a local store. I had a steady paycheck, nice apartment, & drove a fairly new car. The store announced one day that they were filing bankruptcy & that all employees were being given a numerous week notice. I was shocked beyond belief! I realized abruptly that I had never planned for such a situation & I had been living paycheck to paycheck. My house was high-priced even though I never offered it a thought. I had bought our automobile a couple of years prior & I was still making payments. How was I going to survive. Now, I live in an income based house & take the city bus. It has taken a few years even though I suppose I have finally put away enough in savings to start looking for a better place to live. Where I am now I have to use space furnaces to try & stay overheated because the Heating, Ventilation & A/C idea barely works. The summers are brutal because they don’t allow the use of window air conditioners, not that I could afford to run one anyway. I have begun our search for a better place & our greatest priority at this point is that it is scrub & has a working Heating, Ventilation & A/C system. If I am going to spend money a higher rent after that every one of us need to believe that I will be comfortable year round. I am thankful that I finally have a better job that will afford me the option to get ahead in life. When you are taken down to the lowest of lows you learn what is important & what is not.
October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020