Day 13 – rain, big storm, sun, high winds

I really did not intend my quirky little daily weather report to actually start being the perfect analogy for my life. Really.

It was raining this morning, then warm and sunny, then grey and stormy and then blue skies and warm, then really really windy.

There are aspects of my life I can’t go into here at the moment for all manner of reasons , but you could basically slot in the events of my life and world into that above sentence and that totally resembles today.

Chef’s new venture has been going gangbusters, but when it doesn’t (i.e. when it rains, is cold and/or windy) it doesn’t. I understand the rent abatement agreement recently ended. Wages for wait staff, even the hopeless ones, are pretty good for the job, but not good for the bottom line. We found out today that Chef’s salary is being cut by 28%. This returns us to where we were exactly a year ago, but now, we have childcare fees for the New Recruit. That takes up half my fortnightly salary. Or, all of Chef’s weekly wage bar $100. Chef and I have just sat down and worked out our finances until Christmas.

To say the outlook is grim, with a big depression and storm front on the horizon, does not adequately describe how our immediate future is looking.

That is all.

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  • meggie

    I really feel for you Kim!
    We seem to be in similar dire straights.
    It does take the gloss off so much.
    And it is not being materialistic, -it is bloody trying to just stay afloat!

  • Surfing Free

    Yuck! Money worries are awful. I hope the clouds part soon and financial good fortune rains down upon you.

  • Anonymous

    I’m so sorry. Now that we have bought a house we are watching every penny too. It isn’t fun.

    A 28% cut is huge. Any chance of the Chef moving jobs?

  • Bec of the Ladies Lounge

    Majorly sux.

    And re the unmentionables, see my email to you.

    Will try to call.


  • Suse

    Sell the dogs.

  • Bec of the Ladies Lounge

    Bugger that.

    Eat the dogs.

  • Joke

    1- That verily doth give suck.

    2- Count your blessings that you have friends with morbid senses of humo(u)r to see you through.


  • Anonymous

    We were in a similar situation a couple years ago, when a legal issue took about $500 a month in disposable income away. And we were already living hand to mouth. We had to scramble to make ends meet for close to a year.

    It sucked. But we survived. I’m sure that you will too. Hang in there.

  • Tasmiya

    I am so sorry. I hope things improve for you.