September 20, 2009

Thank you to Lesa, Ann, and Karen for your kind comments on my last post. Things have changed since then.
We moved into the hotel for two weeks. I got a head cold that went straight to my chest and got really bad. Listening to me breath sounded like poprocks in my chest. We had no money so my mom mailed us some medicine so I started getting better and then wouldnt you know it, Tommy got sick!!!! Because he was working out in the heat, he got very sick very quickly. I gave all the medicine to him and wouldn't you know it....had a relapse myself. For two weeks I have been sitting in a tiny, dingy, moldy motel room being horribly sick. YUCK!!!
After a 2 week paycheck where the owner only paid him for 40 hours, we decided it was enough. Tommy was busting his ass for this guy. Putting in 10 to 18 hour days and that jackass only paid him for 40 hours....for TWO WEEKS work. So yesterday, Saturday, we packed up and moved in with my family. Tommy is going to take some time off and get well and then find a job around here until he finds his next big hotel job....which will hopefully be our last.
Gotta go move more things off the carport and into the house before nightfall. More later.

September 05, 2009

Moving Day
Well, it has finally happened. After months and months of struggling and trying desperately to make ends meets, the ends have frayed beyond recognition and we have been forced to find a new way to make them meet. In other words, we have lost the house. We have until Monday to be out.
We have 3 options:
1. Tommy quits his job and we move in with my family.
2. Tommy quits his job and we move in with his family.
3. Tommy keeps his job and we move into the motel he works for.
We chose option number 3. So we are moving into a tiny, dingy room at a 50 year old Days Inn. The entire room, bathroom included, is about the same size as my studio now. If things work out, I might actually be able to carve out a small space to get some work done and maybe even have the internet in a couple of weeks.
For anyone who reads and is involved in either of my swaps on CQForNewbies, this has no affect on them at all. Of course so far there has been absolutely no interest in the ornament swap. I had actually hoped that would be a big swap. I would love to be able to cover a small tree in handmade ornaments. Oh well, cie la vie.
Well, better get back to packing so we can go on the road. I will be back and hopefully sooner rather than later. God Bless.