The Storm Ravaged…Me

Written by Scott

Topics: archives, Family, Work

This past week has been a difficult one. The storm that came through the area hurt badly…

The storm itself, with the snow and ice…it was fun at first. But then came the falling trees and limbs, the loss of power and heat, and being fairly stranded in our little area.  Was not so much fun then, especially that night without heat, with the little ones. Thankfully we had a friend who offered to take us in, and was willing and able to come pick us up after we hiked out (in two trips, no less).

But the storm also affected us financially. Badly. The storm stopped work for most of the week, and being self-employed, means I basically lost a week out of the month. But worse was the fact that during the storm, the transmission in my car died…and will cost more to repair than the vehicle is worth (even if we did have the money). And I rely on my car for work, to get to clients.

We’re tightening things way down, but it’s going to be hard even without the whole car issue.  With it, well, not sure how we’re going to do it.