No sooner had I decided to accept the situation presented to me yesterday and move on with a little optimism about my life just as it is, than I came home to find a whole new problem.
What started out as a weird noise and extra condensation from the air conditioner has quickly turned into a water stain on the ceiling and the need to call in repair men immediately. This would not have been such a blow had all our money not already been spent to cover tuition and fees for Quinton’s certification class and the cost of both of our vehicles requiring massive repair work of their own.
For the last two reasons alone I took this summer job to try and break even, and now, from the harmful effects of water, we are once again swimming in debt we cannot see a way out of. And now knowing that I did not get the department chair position, and therefore, no extra money, I am at a loss as to how to bring in more income, or simply be able to pay for what we need to pay for right now.
We have been fairly lucky. We haven’t needed much and not much has needed attention from us, but when it rains it pours and this has been a very wet year for my family. Even with the possibility of Quinton getting a job in the fall our circumstances would require us to have money before we actually have any money.
I could easily freak out right now, and believe me, with my aptitude for worry that is bound to happen in the days to come. But I read a quote today, sent to me through email from The Happiness Project Blog that said:
“It’s all a question of weeding out what you yourself like best to do, so that you can live most agreeably in a world full of an increasing number of disagreeable surprises.
And that is what I will try to continue to focus on. That’s one of the things this blog helps me do, distract myself with agreeable things even when the most disagreeable surprises present themselves…