Monday, July 04, 2005


I went over some finances today. The reality is begininng to sink in. Oy vey.


-Ann said...

Oy vey indeed. In November 2000, my husband and I worked at the same company, which very unfortunately imploded one day, about a week before Thanksgiving. (The first we knew of it was on the 15th when our paychecks bounced.) Yeah, there wasn't going to be any severance and if a good-hearted investor hadn't fronted some cash, we wouldn't have been paid for bounced checks.

On the morning after, I got up early and did the finances. I even made charts and color-coded graphs to illustrate our outgoings. We had enough money for three months. After that, we were going to have to live in the car. On the last page, where I showed us living in the car and spending money only on food, whiskey, anti-depressants, and gas, I pasted in a cartoon of a man in desert, clutching a gas can. He's at an information stand and the person in the stand is saying something along the lines of "I can't tell you where you are, but I can tell you that you're completely screwed."

Hang in there. It does get better. Usually. :)

Lyss said...

You are definately teaching me to have a sense of humor about my situation. Thanks!

Bill T said...

I need to save money. If my job "died" today, even with 2 weeks severance pay, I'd still be screwed.

At least, I think so.