Friday, October 9, 2009

And The Universe Answered

A few days ago after enduring in a week and a half...

- discovering mold all over a basement & garage (and all over our stored belongings ruining many items)

- getting food poisoning

- having Putty die

- taking Baby to ER for severe allergic reaction

- Kid catching lice

I asked WHAT NEXT?

And in answer came the reply...

"10% paycut"

If you've been reading long you know that after all the cuts Mr F has taken at his current job in the last 10 months we are now at a 25% paycut.

That means our mortgage is now just about 60% of our take home pay.

That's not a good ratio.

I didn't panic when he told me. Instead I went to the kitchen to stir the soup and started laughing.

Because what else can I do?

I feel like I've been cast in a movie.

And I'm really hoping it's a comedy and not a tragedy.

We're still waiting on "Project Operation Change".

So there is still a glimmer of hope on the horizon.

But it seems that we are most likely a month or two from knowing how that will turn out.

If it doesn't...

we're selling our house (because we'll have to).

And we're buying an RV.

And you can't stop me.


BsOnlyToots said...

You can't win for losing!

Sending TONS of well wishes, thoughts, hope, prayers, hugs, and everything else to possibly make your situation better in any way!

Kelly said...

So sorry about all the crap youve gone through recently. I wouldn't blame you one bit about the RV. I definitely wouldnt try to stop you. I'd do it, too, if I could.

Karen said...

I am so sorry Mrs. F. That so sucks. I hope things get better soon.

Jen said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry. I saw your title and got excited because I thought you were going to announce that Operation Change had come through. But at least there's still hope for that so I'll keep my fingers crossed.

dasnowz said...

Keep being positive. IF you dwell on the negatives it will take you down. With everything going on here thats all I can do. Take yesterday. I get a call that my daughter got pushed down at school in PE. Turns out she might have a broken arm. Dr said we wont know for a few days till he can take new xrays. My hubby lost his job with no prospects on the horizon. My oldest left her husband and needs some place to live(read mom I need to come home with my 2 yo till I find a new place/job / etc..) And that is just in the last 2 weeks. After the summer we have had I would go insane if I dwelled on all the bad. Just keep up a positive outlook. When one door closes a new one will open. Maybe this is a way to tell you rv living and homeschooling is what you should be doing. It may be your kick in the pants to do it instead of thinking about it.

Hope your day gets better.

Supermom said...

Holy SHIT Mrs F!!!!

I totally feel with you on this. Superdad had said if they cancel our insurance he was looking for another job. They cut out dental but kept health.

We are spending more than he's bringing home. We are using our savings.

I just don't know what will happen.

He's frantic and worried. Then H brings home papers for her $60.00 yearbook and $300+ class ring.

WTF!?!?! Is what I say. Don't even get me started on Christmas coming up. I want to seriously cry now. After reading this and telling you my grief.

XOXO, We totally need to get together for a strong drink!!! We deserve it!!!

Kiki said...

I'm so sorry Mrs. F....I'm feeling like Project Change is going to be your light at the end of the tunnel....and if its not, well and RV sounds perfect because then you can come visit me. I have the most perfect RV Campground, right on the beach and best of all Kid will love it because its completely faith-based!!
Thinking of you...all the time and wishing goodness for you and your sweet family!!!

HC said...

I'm pretty sure this maens you win your own 10$ giftcard of misery.

Chin up, change is a'comin'.

julie said...


I seriously thought you were going to say that thing you have waiting to find out about came through. I actually didn't skip ahead to read the end of the post so I could savor your good news.

Really, at this point, what else can you do but laugh? Like a crazy wacko laugh. It is so over the top ridiculous what has been coming your way lately.

I'm pretty sure this maens you win your own 10$ giftcard of misery. Haley, I seriously laughed my ass off with that one:)

Smitty said...

Mr. F mentioned it on his blog. The hits just keep on coming... through it all, you persevere and you're really really good at that.

Mrs Furious said...

Sorry guys... I've been babysitting all day today. Now I'm getting dinner. Then I'm going to start working on our new budget.
I'll return comments tomorrow!

Me, Only Better said...

Just when you think things can't get any worse.

The only good thing I can say is that you'll survive this, and when you look back on this time, life will seem like such a breeze once going through all this crap.

I am sorry.

northerngurl said...

So sorry Mrs F. I really hope "Project Operation Change" works out, because you sure as hell deserve it. I wouldn't blame you for buying an RV. We have a travel trailer and we put it in storage for winter. I could have cried. I'm never happier and more content than when we are camping and travelling. Putting positive vibes your way.

Monica said...

My Dad sells Travel trailers and RVs( I know you were joking) but 90% of Sales are people planning to live in the travel trailers.

A lot of seniors are doing it because it's hard to live off their social security and buy medicine they need.

P/F said...

I could give you a ridiculous sob story about the state of affairs in our particular neighborhood in SE Michigan, but I just wanted to say that you have the strength and the love to get through this.

inkelywinkely said...

We lived in an RV when I was much was a really small RV, but we LOVED every second of it..I actually remember most of the good parts of my childhood from that RV. Mom said it was much easier to clean, too, as you never could have that much stuff.

Missives From Suburbia said...


Damn. That's just... crap.

lucinda said...

Just think how much easier delousing an RV would be.

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