Friday, November 28, 2014


Thanksgiving was good.  I went to a friend's house with another friend in tow and we had a lot of fun.  it was a bit dicey driving home at first because it was black ice, but then it cleared up and we were fine. I got home and let the Peony girl out since she had been crated for several hours then she and I snuggled in my bed before everyone else came home.

I wanted to post new pictures of Peony I took recently, but my scan card is not working so I have to get another one.  I will do that this week.  Poor little card.  I must have these pictures!  It must have gotten damaged during the storm that damaged the phone a bit last fall.  She looks so cute in her new pictures! Okay - yes, I simply adore my dog!

This was a tough year for me, but still, I am really thankful for so many good things in my life: family, friends, pets, students and their families, and last but not the least, a roof over my head.  Thanks to the generosity of my friends, we will not lose the house.  I am floored by how they came together to help us keep the house which in fact also keeps me teaching as I teach here at home.  I know I don't teach full time, and won't until they find a cure or a medicine without massive side effects, but still, I need to teach the bit I do.

I hope your Thanksgiving was awesome too!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fibro and the looming possible house foreclosure

We are in danger of losing the house.  We are short $2058 to stop foreclosure proceedings.  I can pay the monthly payments but I have yet to figure out how to pay the back stuff.  Yeah, that would be the issue.  I had hoped that in the safe deposit box would be some sellable jewelry, there isn't just mom's pearls, which are going to Abigail, and my necklace, and a few other things but nothing we can sell.  We did find $124 Canadian but that paid for the drilling of the safe deposit box so that brings us back to well, the beginning.

My anxiety is high, I will admit and the pain levels are high too.  I expected this because of the situation I am in.  I don't want to sell the house, which is the extremely very very very very very last resort because I will not only lose my home, but my livelihood, teaching as I teach at home.  The house is set up to teach and where else would I be able to teach?  There are no studios in the area hiring (I tried) and apartments around here are not conducive for teaching plus I don't know how I would afford an apartment on disability alone so basically, I will be homeless, literally, if I don't somehow someway come up with a plan.

So I did.  I will be talking to housemates this weekend but also I took a suggestion from a friend about setting up a account.  I don't have super high expectations but so far, someone has donated $50 so hey, that is $50 more than what I had earlier.  I am thrilled.  I mean, I am so thankful for this help.  I sure hope we do get more because this past summer was the worst.  First Calli got super duper sick, then I got sick, it was just a horrible cycle of bad things.  Now that things are back to normal, we stuck with this.  I didn't even know because I have been speaking to the bank this whole time and well, they led me to mistakenly believe that because I was making regular payments again, that we were fine.  I was wrong.  I didn't ask the right questions.  I know better.  I have made some changes here at home that will prevent this from ever happening again so I feel better about that.  I just need to somehow, someway get the rest of the money.

I am open to suggestions.