Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jobs, gas, and transporation

In our part of the country you count yourself lucky to have a job, any job. Plants are closing down completely, some have laid off hundreds of people. The housing market which usually stays full swing right now is in a shutdown. Several of the biggest contractors in the area have houses left unfinished, workers that could not be paid, and subcontractors left in the lurch. The only consolation in al this is gas is down to $2.34 a gallon which makes it easier for those that are working to buy gas to get to their jobs. Johnny(my son in law) is one of the lucky ones, he starts a new job Monday after a almost a month of being out of work. The good thing is that will delay when and if they move to Dallas.
Pat has been driving the truck to work for the past couple of weeks. The front wheel bearings went out on the bike and we had to order the parts. The last part came in today. This is good. He will need to get back on the bike and ride it to work so we can fix the truck now. It has started running bad. So far we know that at least 2 sensors are bad and they will cost almost half a paycheck to get those parts. When it rains it pours. Once we fix that, then we will know if there is something else wrong. The bad thing is he needs to ride the bike so we can get the parts. We can't pay for gas and buy the parts even with the reduced gas prices! The truck is almost paid for, figures.
Next week is the Presidential election. I do not want to know who you are voting for. I do want you to vote.


  1. I don't even KNOW who I'm voting for. I thought I'd stick with my usual party. Then a couple weeks ago I switched. Now I'm waffling again.

    But I WILL vote!

  2. good to see an entry from ya - was getting worried - thanks for following me on twitter - I am quite addicted to it - lol
    Jobs are getting very scarce- it is scary now a days....I hope your car parts turn out to be minor - or at least affordable - it seems murphy's law is affecting everyone!!
    take care

  3. Glad to see you back and that you are dealing with what you are dealing with. Good for you about appreciating what you do have and being glad for that!

  4. Good to see you posting. I hope you guys get the bike straightened out.
    Take care of yourself.

  5. Hi Celeste, It`s in the news here about what is happening to the US economy. We are having problems here though not quite as bad as in America. It is reported that 11,000 homes here were repossessed this month alone. I`m just glad that our mortgage is paid off.

    Love Sandra xxxx

  6. There is five vacancies in our little area and that is unusual. The economy is in a scary situation now.

  7. Well you know I live about 20 minutes from Dallas..but the jobs here are getting bad also...
    Glad to see you back

  8. good luck with the voting xxxx

  9. Goodluck to the candidates, I just want to see in action what they promised to do for America and its citizens.

  10. Our gas just went down to $1.86 here, and I hope it keeps falling. I'm glad your son-in-law is starting a new job, and I hope it works out well for him.


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