Archive for October, 2008

This really hasn’t been a great month for me at all. Not only have I suffered from this mysterious illness nobody knows what it is, but now my best friends are losing their house due to foreclosure. Those of you who are not sure what this means, let me tell you it is a nightmare.

They lose their dream home because they can no longer afford to make their mortgage payments. I have seen this happen to distant acquaintances over the last few months, but never has the mortgage crisis hit home closer than now.

The problem is that the husband has recently lost his job with the bank he worked with for 20 odd years. He never even dreamed that this could happen to him and even though the wife works a job, she doesn’t earn close enough to keep paying their various loans. They have their home mortgage and a couple of personal loans which they have already consolidated early this year.

Now they are being forced to leave their property within the next weeks and they are devastated. I have offered to take them in for the time being as my home is big enough for a couple of extra lodgers I guess. But it isn’t a long term solution for any of us and I wonder what will become of their financial future.


Read Full Post »

Fighting A Nasty Illness

I suppose there couldn’t be a worse time to start a brand new blog than there is for me right now. I have been taken ill since the beginning of this month and I have no idea what is wrong with me. As I sit here are home there isn’t much I can do but to watch TV, surf the internet and now start a blog. I guess I’m at the stage where I’m so dead bored that I had to do something as working is right out of the question right now.

After tow relatively good days today i feel like shit again. I have this massive sore throat and ear ache. Even so after doing nothing but rest, eating healthy and sleeping. I really have no idea what is wrong with me and the doctors are as lost as I am right now. I suppose I can all but wait and in the meantime grace you with my shining wisdom (or not).

Hubby thinks it could be a virus os some kind, and I think he might be correct. I try to stay positive all the while this happens but it isn’t that easy. I feel miserable to be honest and am not a good patient. I rather work and do something but any physical activity exhgausts me to the bone even walking.

Many town folk have also been taken ill with similar symptoms so I wonder whether there is something around that we don’t know about yet? Anyway, my friends always tell me I’m strong so here I go fighting on like a true soldier.

Tonight I plan to watch Hannibal Lecter to amuse me some. I’m not really into gruesome movies, but the Silence of the Lambs is a true winner in the historic movies of all kinds stakes. I’ll keep you posted how Clarice is going….

Read Full Post »