Sunday, August 30, 2009
Hope FALLS Eternal
Hi, all. Been a few days since I posted--busy weekend; laundry, heat stroke prevention, etc.
Quick update on bankruptcy...:
Spoke to another attorney Wednesday evening by phone. He said to do 'this, that and the other thing' (mostly entails adding up Ed's paychecks) and we are going to be making an appointment with him this week. He seems to think this can be handled in a more timely and efficient manner than what our current attorney has done--mostly he doesn't see what the hold up has been all this time and feels that we should indeed qualify from what I told him of our finances.
Considering we only have about $50.00 for two weeks of groceries--this will be a welcome 'event' should it all go through as he thinks it SHOULD.
Trying not to hope too much....I simply don't dare.
B has been mostly been eating at his girlfriends house but since he is starting [junior] college tomorrow, I wanted to make him dinner tonight. I don't care if we have to eat Top Ramen and bread for the next two weeks, I miss cooking for my son and having him at my table so tonight I am buying some meat for my son.
I wish I could make for him a great chicken dish, a casserole or bar-b-que hamburgers--something nice. Instead I have to go very cheap so it will likely only be along the lines of 'Sloppy Joe's' and chips.
Last night we (me, Ed, B, B's girlfriend and two of B's best friends) went to Christin's house (see her wedding picture on sidebar) where she bar-b-qued for us and we relaxed in her air conditioned home. Then we went in the jacuzzi later--well, MOST of us; Ed slept as did B's girlfriend--ha!
Nice getting out of our HOT house--and into an air conditioned one--for a few hours and being treated to such a nice dinner. Today was 105--same tomorrow.
Anyway, That is that.
Again, trying not to hope--hope, as I have learned, falters, sways and falls, so for now, I am simply praying things don't get worse. Well, that and that a money tree grows in our yard overnight--or I find a $20.00 bill lying on the ground somewhere. Either one.
Hope this finds you all having a beautiful weekend!
EDIT: Just came back from the market to buy stuff for 'Sloppy Joe's' for B, Ed and B's girlfriend. Ground beef was $2.28 a pound--yikes! I needed two pounds so instead I went for the ground pork @ ninety-eight cents a pound. Two cans of 'Sloppy Joe' mix was also ninety-eight cents per can. Eight pack of generic hamburger buns was eighty-eight cents. I bought one can of 'Pringles' on sale for $1.44 for a grand total of $6.24.
B also needed some gas money for this week; time to take in some cans and bottles...and for him to get a job (he has been looking but...slim pickins'!). So, make that now about $40.00 or less for groceries...