Thursday, March 22, 2012


I feel completely demoralized and overcome by adversity.

We just CANNOT catch a break. Every time we get a little bit ahead or things to be starting to go our way BAM! we get slammed again. Big Yankee and I spent ALL FREAKING DAY looking at rentals and driving around neighborhoods yesterday. This is what we found.

I barely slept last night, despite the help of Tylenol PM. Tossing and turning, working out a dozen different scenarios in my head...trying to balance what we can manage financially with what is best living situation for our family. I woke up without any answers but feeling like a few options are better than none. We could put down a deposit now and scrimp and save to survive a few more months like this.

The check engine soon light came on in Colorado as we started Day #2 of the 1231 mile drive. I was slightly concerned but since the Quest seemed to be driving fine we powered on to see Big Yankee....78 days is too damn long to go without seeing one's spouse! We managed to score a morning appointment at a very friendly Nissan Dealership...and $500 later it will be fit to drive on our return trip. There goes any hopes of putting down a rental deposit.

If you are keeping score:

Life 2
Robbie 0

If all else fails we can live in our van.....down by a river!

What do you do when it seems like the world is against you?


Kimberly said...

That's kind of where I am right now. It seems like every time we jump over one hurdle, 4 more appear in the distance. I just keep telling myself that it will be okay.

Paula @lkg4sweetspot said...

Hang in there. It will get better, even if it takes a while. Sometimes life seems like it is all going one direction, but it will turn around, you will see.

Kechara said...

At this point, scream, cry, and consider taking a baseball bat to a tree. :-/ *HUG* I hope things start turning around!!

The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

I eat ice cream, cry, scream, eat more ice cream and then hibernate. I'm adding you to my March Madness bracket. I think you are going to come out better than you think! xo!

Robbie K said...

I try to tell myself the same thing but sometimes I just have to indulge in a pity party.

Robbie K said...

Thanks for your kind words. I am ready to go the othe rdirection now :)

Robbie K said...

thanks..I cried and it helped some.

Robbie K said...

you would be right at home in Idaho...Ice cream is highly sought after here. Thanks for adding me to your brackets...:)